** Please note: Registrations essential via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/pataua-estuary-drift-snorkel-2021-registration-133908982371. Event subject to COVID-19 alert levels. For latest information visit our website or facebook page **
Explore the Pataua Estuary through this fun drift snorkel with one of our experienced snorkel guides and discover the abundance of marine life! Watch schools of Parore, piper and yellow eyed mullet and have a close look at triplefin, anemones and hermit crabs - this estuary will surprise you with its abundance of life!
This event is funded by Foundation North and run in partnership with whānau from Te Waiariki/Ngati Korora.
Recommended for everyone 8 years and up. Children under 15 will need an adult supervisor with them in the water. Recommended for confident swimmers. Advanced safety and sanitisation procedures in place.
Please note: this is a drift snorkel where you may experience some current!
First snorkel: 12:00-1:30pm
Second snorkel: 1:30pm-3pm
Third snorkel: 3pm-4:30
Sea conditions permitting. Postponements announced via facebook and website. Please note we are unable to make last-minute changes via eventfinda. Back-up date 14th March 2021.
Pataua estuary, Pataua. We will set up our EMR trailer at Pataua South near the toilets - but if you are coming from the northern side just walk over the bridge!
Just in case you are not familiar with Pataua - the bridge connecting Pataua North and South is a foot bridge only, so you will need to pick the side that you are driving to before the start of your journey. If you are coming from Whangarei or further south it's probably easiest to drive to Pataua South, if you are coming from further north it may be best to drive to Pataua North!
Please do not attend this event if you are unwell