Marine reserves A-Z
IntroductionFind out about and visit New Zealand's marine reserves. You are prohibited from fishing or removing or disturbing any marine life in marine reserves.
This list of all New Zealand marine reserves takes you through to marine reserve information in the parks and recreation section. You can also see marine reserves and boundaries on DOC maps.
- Report cards summarise the health of some of our marine reserves.
Parininihi Marine Reserve
This 1,800 ha marine reserve encloses a typical slice of the north Taranaki coastline, as well as the possibly unique sponge gardens of Pariokariwa reef. The diversity of species encrusting the reef is amongst the highest recorded anywhere in New Zealand and ranks highly internationally.