The place to relax...

Only 60 minutes north of Auckland

Only 60mins north of Auckland, Penguins Rest is your home away from home.  Situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Leigh, let your hosts Allan and Noeline treat you to a different Holiday experience.  Choose from a private weekend for two or accomapny Allan and Noeline on a local's guide to the area.  Whichever package you choose will see you relaxing in no time.

60mins north of Auckland CBD
Leigh is a small coastal community in the north of the Auckland Region of New Zealand. It lies on the west side of Omaha Cove, a small inlet within Omaha Bay to the south of Cape Rodney. It is 13 km from Matakana, 21 km from Warkworth and approximately 92 km north of Auckland City
5 minutes drive from Goat Island Marine Reserve
Goat Island, the local name for Cape Rodney/Okakari Point Marine Reserve, was New Zealand's first marine reserve. It was established in 1975 and in less than 10 years it became a rich ecological area, teeming with fish and other sea life. Previously the area had been overfished, so this transformation illustrated the value of conservation.

Beneath the waves habitats range from rocky shores and sandflats to deep reefs, underwater cliffs and canyons. Each habitat has its own community of sea creatures.