Wandering anenome on sea rimu
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Fiordland’s ten marine reserves border the Fiordland National Park and are a fantastic example of protected natural environments.

Find things to do and places to stay Fiordland marine reserves

Fiordland’s marine reserves offer excellent scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities - there are 10 marine reserves where all marine life is protected.

Visitors can dive or snorkel in Fiordland’s marine reserves independently or with one of the tourism or charter boat services available.

Read about diver safety in the fiords to get the best out of your Fiordland diving experience. As the fiords are fragile environments, follow the diver safety and diving care codes.

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.


Te Rua-o-te-moko/Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 249 7924
Email fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Hours Visitor centre hours and services


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