Pohatu Marine Reserve
Image: Danica Stent | DOC


You will see many of New Zealand’s most charismatic marine animals at Pohatu Marine Reserve, which hosts both penguin and seal colonies.


Pohatu Marine Reserve is 3 km from Akaora Marine Reserve.


Akaroa and Pohatu marine reserves map
Map showing both Akaroa and Pohatu marine reserves 
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Find things to do and places to stay Pohatu Marine Reserve

Protect our marine reserves
  • No fishing of any kind.
  • Don't take or kill marine life.
  • Don't remove or disturb any marine life or materials.
  • Don't feed fish - it disturbs their natural behaviour.
  • Take care when anchoring to avoid damaging the sea floor.


Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   28 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch 8013
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8013
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