Enjoy the great beaches, clear waters and beautiful scenery of New Zealand’s newest marine reserve.
The Tawharanui Marine Reserve was established in September 2011. The 400 hectare marine reserve replaces the existing Tawharanui Marine Park, which has been a no take fishing area since 1981.
The Tawharanui Marine Reserve is the fifth marine reserve in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, New Zealand’s “national park” of the sea.
The marine reserve is already a popular destination for people in the Auckland region who go there to enjoy its great beaches, clear waters and beautiful scenery. Popular activities include swimming, snorkelling, surfing and picnicking.
The Tawharanui Marine Reserve is on the northern coast of the Tawharanui Peninsula in the Rodney District, approximately 90 kilometres from Auckland City.
Read more about the Tawharanui Marine Reserve on the Department of Conservation website.