There are many marine reserves you can visit in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park/Ko te Pataka kai o Tikapa Moana Te Moananui a Toi.

    Marine reserves are our national parks of the sea. You can visit by boat and go diving, swimming, and snorkelling. You must not take marine life or harm the natural habitats.

    Marine reserves within the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park are:

    • Cape Rodney-Okakari Point (also known as Goat Island), near Leigh
    • Long Bay-Okura, north of Auckland
    • Motu Manawa-Pollen Island, in the upper Waitemata Harbour
    • Tāwharanui Marine Reserve, approximately 90 km north of Auckland
    • Te Matuku, off the southern end of Waiheke Island
    • Te Whanganui-A-Hei/Cathedral Cove, near Whitianga
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