Whangarei Heads Marine Reserves

One is part of New Zealand’s newest Marine reserve around an island off Reotahi (Passage Island or Motukaroro Island). It is an island which gets a lot of currents, which stimulate fish life, but that can make it difficult for snorkelers at certain tides. This Reserve was finally opened in October 2006.

See the two maps below and click on Marine Reserve Story for more information.

Maps of the two Marine Reserves in the Whangarei Harbour (click maps to enlarge)

Map of Marine Reserve at Reotahi - Motukaroro
Map of Marine reserve further up the
Whangarei Harbour, at Waikaraka.