Hautai begins just south of Longridge Point and is New Zealand’s most remote mainland marine reserve PHOTO: Andris Apse ©
Image: Andris Apse | ©

Introduction

Hautai is New Zealand’s most remote mainland marine reserve - two days’ walk from the nearest road end, in an area with no formed walking tracks. Its purpose is to protect representative marine habitats and animals of the southern West Coast.

Find things to do and places to stay Hautai Marine Reserve

Hautai Marine Reserve is home to marine mammals and birds, including kekeno/NZ fur seals, tawaki/Fiordland crested penguins, and blue penguins, which are abundant here.

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.

Contacts

Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 731 1895
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Postal Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
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