The coastline is a mixture of wild, sandy beaches broken by boulders and reefs, alongside coastal nikau forest
Image: Andris Apse | ©



Kahurangi Marine Reserve lies off the far northwest of the South Island. Walkers on the famous Heaphy Track in Kahurangi National Park can enjoy a stroll along its southern reach.

For boundaries, tide and other information download the MarineMate app.

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.


Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 731 1895
Address 4294 Coast Road
RD 1 Runanga 7873
Hours Visitor centre hours and services
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