Sea kayaking at Tonga Island
Tonga Island Marine Reserve is the third marine reserve to be created alongside a national park. It covers an area of 1835 hectares, extending one nautical mile (1852 metres) offshore from the mean high water mark of Tonga Island, and the coast between Awaroa Head and the headland separating Bark Bay and Mosquito Bay.
View the Tonga Island Marine Reserve brochure (PDF, 240K).
Tonga Island Marine Reserve has sandy beaches, bouldery headlands and reefs, small estuaries and sand-mud seafloor.
Swimming, snorkelling, and kayaking are popular activities in the marine reserve.
Get information on the DOC huts and campsites near Tonga Island Marine Reserve.
Find out how to get to the reserve, and review the rules and regulations that must be followed once there.
Abel Tasman National Park is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and its world-famous coast track.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Tonga Island 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 Nelson/Tasman places