Fiordland Marine Reserves

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

Kāpiti Marine Reserve

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

Doubtful Sound: powerful serenity

The most obviously dubious aspect of Doubtful Sound is its name because as everyone knows, it’s actually a fiord, carved...

Marlborough: From the vines to the sea

As the probable landing place of the first waka ever to visit New Zealand, Marlborough is the home of the...

Tutukākā and the Poor Knights: national treasure

We are a maritime nation. New Zealand is blessed with its coastline and most of us find some way of...

Kāpiti Island: birds of paradise

If you’ve got anything resembling a soft spot for the native birdlife of this country – and what Kiwi doesn’t...

Our isolated marine reserves

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

Queenstown: aboard the TSS Earnslaw

Lake Wakatipu was once home to a number of steam-driven watercraft, in the days before road-building in the Lakes District...

Tasman: a taste of everything

Richmond has a large mall, serving the surrounding Waimea Plains, with plenty of cafes, big-box shopping stores and a busy downtown.

Marlborough Sounds: unspoilt wilderness

Marlborough must have been an amazing place to visit in the last Ice Age, when a fair chunk of the...

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