Fiordland Marine Reserves

Fiordland’s ten marine reserves border the Fiordland National Park and are a fantastic example of protected natural environments.

Horoirangi Marine Reserve

The beautiful Horoirangi Marine Reserve lies north of Nelson city, along the eastern side of Tasman Bay.

Kāpiti Marine Reserve

Kāpiti Marine Reserve is popular for its abundant sea life including blue moki, kingfish, seals and dolphins.

Long Island/Kokomahua Marine Reserve

Tucked away in the Marlborough Sounds, Long and Kokomahua islands are nestled inside the entrance to Queen Charlotte Sound.

Kāpiti Coast: from frowning bluffs to ancient rivers

Those who live on the Kāpiti Coast will tell you it’s a place to die for.

Whangārei: hills and harbours

A long, winding, tidal harbour overshadowed by rugged volcanic cones, Whangārei is a place of many meanings.

Our marine reserves: treasures under the sea

Once upon a time (before 1975, that is) there were no marine reserves around the shores of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our isolated marine reserves

As well as the mainland reserves, there are also four marine reserves in the Subantarctic Islands, one in the Kermadecs...

The Abel Tasman Coast Track: Tasman’s treasure

For at least 500 years, Māori lived along the coast northwest of Nelson, gathering food from the sea, estuaries and...

Whanganui A Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve

This marine reserve on the Coromandel Peninsula is adjacent to some of the most beautiful – and popular – coastline...

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