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Motutapu Island

Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp

Hauraki Gulf Islands

Auckland, Auckland

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Come join Experiencing Marine Reserves for the annual Motutapu Snorkel Day. Snorkel and explore the Island with a subsidised ferry ticket!

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Come join Experiencing Marine Reserves for the annual Motutapu Snorkel Day. Snorkel and explore the Island with a subsidised ferry ticket!

Ever wondered what lives under the water at Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf? Join Experiencing Marine Reserves for a snorkel with our experienced guides and get FREE mask, snorkel, fins & wetsuit hire. See baby parore, spotties, eagle rays, triplefins and snapper.

Ferry tickets are $30 each + a booking fee. Safe fun for the whole whānau!

When: Sunday 6th February

Ferry leaves from Auckland CBD ferry building at 8.30am

You need to arrive at the ferry building by 8.00am at the latest.

What: Snorkelling at Administration Bay, walks around the new planting, flying fox rides and sausage sizzle on the beach.

Where: Motutapu Island, ferry is arriving at Home Bay and leaving from the Auckland viaduct.

Parking: Limited in Auckland CBD - We recommend catching public transport.

What to bring: Togs, towel, sunhat, warm clothes, raincoat, water bottles, walking shoes, and a picnic lunch.

Please note that there will be a ~45min walk to get from the ferry at Home Bay to the snorkel site. Reasonable level of fitness required. Suitable for children aged 5 and above, however please note this is a very long day.

This event was sponsored by The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation. With subsidised ferry tickets thanks to Fullers. It is run in conjunction with the Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp (Official).

Please note that the ferry ticket is non-refundable -  and the trip will run rain or shine! Our snorkel location will be Administration Bay or Home Bay – Dependent on the weather. If you are late and miss the ferry unfortunately there are no refunds.

Experiencing Marine Reserves runs a series of free and subsidised events over the summer months - we rely on your support to make them happen. We appreciate donations, either cash/eftpos on the day, online or by giving a koha of your time volunteering at a future event.

COVID-19 Information

We can't wait to reconnect with you all and to help kiwis explore our big blue backyard. EMR has always strived to be as inclusive as possible with all our events, however we are in unprecedented times, which means the safety of our crew, volunteers and participants is paramount. Vaccination certificates for all those ages 12 years 3 months and over will be required for all* public events in the COVID Traffic Light framework for the summer of 2021/22 (*unless specified otherwise). Participants/volunteers under 12 years of age will need to be accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent or guardian. All participants/volunteers will need to use face coverings and distance where practical. Please bring the QR code for My Vaccine Pass on your phone or printed to be scanned & verified on the event. You will need to bring photo ID. Some events may require your vaccination status to be verified prior to registration.

Information Sheet: https://www.emr.org.nz/images/emr/pdf/snorkel-days/Motutapu_Information_Sheet_2022docx.pdf

Check out our frequently asked questions here:  https://www.emr.org.nz/images/emr/events/Snorkel_Day_flyers/FAQ__Information_Sheet_2021-22docx.pdf

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Motutapu Island

Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp

Hauraki Gulf Islands

Auckland, Auckland

New Zealand

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Refund policy

No Refunds

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Organiser Experiencing Marine Reserves

Organiser of Motutapu Snorkel Day

EMR is a national programme of experiential learning about marine conservation under the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust (CC23406). EMR’s independence, professional delivery, marine reserves focus and provision of a range of learning styles make it unique within New Zealand. Since its introduction in Northland in 2002, EMR has expanded to 8 regions with a team of 30 coordinators nationwide.

EMR has guided snorkel experiences for 92,700 (132,500 including accompanying whanau and teachers) students in NZ marine reserves and over 23,000 people have been engaged in EMR organised marine conservation events. The total number of kiwi’s engaged in EMR is now over 180,000.

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