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.

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.


Mahaanui / Sockburn Office
Phone:   +64 3 341 9100
Fax:   +64 03 341 9101
Email:   esienquiries@doc.govt.nz
Address:   31 Nga Mahi Road
Postal Address:   PO Box 11089
Sockburn 8443
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