Long Bay-Ōkura Marine Reserve

On the northeastern edge of Auckland city lies the Long Bay-Ōkura Marine Reserve.

Banks Peninsula: land of volcanoes and mini dolphins

Would you believe me if I told you there is a place in New Zealand where you can sleep under...

Our isolated marine reserves

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

Tapuae Marine Reserve

The 1404ha Tapuae Marine Reserve on the rugged Taranaki coast close to New Plymouth and adjoining the Ngā Motu/Sugar Loaf...

Akaroa Marine Reserve

Akaroa is a very special place, visited by the world’s smallest dolphin, the Hector’s dolphin.

Kaikōura: where crayfish and mountains meet

There is a magical place in New Zealand where the mountains literally meet the sea – as if a fairytale...

Coastal Kaikōura: magnificent marine life

There was a time, not so long ago in the grand scale of things, when the whale-watching industry in New...

Hikurangi Marine Reserve

The Hikurangi Marine Reserve sits near the township of Kaikōura on the South Island’s east coast, at the point where...

Adventure time: whale watching from above in Kaikōura

At depths of between one and two kilometres, the Kaikōura Trench is the deepest water, closest to shore in the world.

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