Clown nudibranch, Te Whanganui-a-Hei Marine Reserve
Visitors to the marine reserve will see sandy flats, reefs, boulder and cobble fields, and all the sea creatures and plants which thrive in these habitats. The area is also popular with walkers as it encompasses the beautiful coast around Hahei and Cathedral Cove.
The area was named after Hei, a tohunga of the Te Arawa waka who claimed the area for his people.
Discover interesting facts about the Coromandel's Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve.
There are many recreational opportunities and places of interest to visit in the area. You can enjoy snorkelling, diving, boating and walking scenic tracks.
There are no places to stay at Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve but there is a range of accommodation available nearby at Hahei or at Whitianga.
Find out how to get to Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve, view a map showing the location and boundaries of the reserve and review the rules and regulations that must be followed once there.
View a map and find out about the boundaries of Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve.
At Te Whanganui-A-Hei students can learn about marine reserves, different marine habitats and species, and swim a snorkel trail.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve.
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Alerts for Coromandel places