Introduction

View a map and find out about the boundaries of Westhaven (Te Tai Tapu) Marine Reserve.

Map of Westhaven-Te-Tai Tapu.

Westhaven (Te Tai Tapu) Marine Reserve boundaries

The sea entrance to Westhaven (Te Tai Tapu) Marine Reserve is located 19 kilometres Southwest of Farewell Spit on the west coast of the South Island.

The marine reserve covers 536 hectares and includes all the tidal sandflats and channels south of a straight line between Melbourne Point (Pah Point) and the closest headland of Kahurangi National Park on the opposite shore. It also includes all the tidal areas upstream of causeways along Dry Road, south-west of and including the Wairoa River. An area around the Mangarakau wharf is not included in either reserve (see map).

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