Saturday, November 28, 2015


Taurepo (NZ gloxinia)
It's the time of year for the little taurepo to flower. Hard to spot but once you do you realise there are lots of plants around the Matheson Bay Bush Walk. Other walks in the area include the Leigh Harbour Walk, Goat Island Walkway, Ti Point and of course lots of Leigh Coast options.
The water is warming and plenty of visitors and locals have been swimming and snorkelling on these warmer days.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Warmer days and cooler days, but definitely warmer water and had our first snorkel of the season. The last couple of weeks the wildlife in the area has been amazing - orca, dolphins, humpback whales and even a leopard seal. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Spring 2015

We are looking forward to spring-like days and summer too. Visitors should think about staying a night or two to enjoy our lovely area. Our Bed and Breakfast room has a comfy bed, ensuite bathroom, outside access and is just a short walk or drive to the Sawmill Cafe, the fish and chip shop, bar and Matheson Bay Beach. Five mins drive to the marine reserve -  Goat Island

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The most amazing summer

2015 will be remembered as the best summer ever. So many beautiful blue sky days, calm seas etc. Great news for all our visitors who come to enjoy the beach, snorkelling, walking or just the scenery.
Although we no longer do our guided snorkelling trips, we occasionally will take our guests out diving or snorkelling off our boat. Just has to fit in with our plans and of course the weather.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Summer 2015

Snorkelling at Goat Island can be a great experience and gear can be hired at several places locally. We have bed & breakfast accommodation in Leigh, 400m from the Sawmill Cafe. The room has its own bathroom and outside access, comfortable bed and FREE WIFI. Guests are welcome to use our sit-on kayaks to paddle the local coast. Email to book on