View of Taputeranga Island from Island Bay beach
The 854 hectare Taputeranga Marine Reserve was created in August 2008 off Wellington's south coast. Its location on the doorstep of New Zealand's capital city provides easy access to study, interact with and record marine life and habitats.
Learn more about the Taputeranga Marine Reserve.
Diving, snorkelling, kayaking, swimming, surfing, study and photography are among activities that can be enjoyed in Wellington's Taputeranga Marine Reserve.
Find out where you can stay on Wellington's south coast.
Find out how to get to Taputeranga 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 Taputeranga Marine Reserve.
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