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 13km from Matakana, 21km from Warkworth and approximately 92km north of Auckland City. It is most noted for being the nearest town to Goat Island Marine Reserve the first of its type in New Zealand. The reserve is also the location for the University of Auckland's Marine Laboratory.

There are a number of beaches close to Leigh including Omaha, Goat Island, Whangateau and Pakiri. There are also numerous fishing spots and seafood hunting areas. Goat Island Marine Reserve provides several organised features including scenic marine observations, glass-bottom boat trips and scuba-diving; fishing is strictly prohibited.

Leigh is primarily a fishing village. It exports fresh fish both nationally and internationally. The Leigh Fish and Chips shop is well-known for the quality of its offerings.


16 °C

Rain, light rain (0.11 mm last hour)

Wind5.54 m/s
Cloudiness100 %
Temperature (min/max)15/16 °C
Pressure1000 hpa
Humidity96 %
Last update: 13 Jun 2024 @ 18:07

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