The boundaries for this sanctuary extend from Cape Campbell to a point 12 nm offshore in a direct line to Tory Channel/Kura Te Au. The area of the sanctuary is approximately 142,716 ha covering 338 km of coastline.
The NZ Gazette notice for a marine mammal sanctuary specifies the restrictions on activities within its boundaries.
Marine mammal protection
All marine mammals are fully protected in New Zealand waters under the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, which DOC administers.
If you see marine mammals stranded or in distress, please contact your nearest DOC office immediately.