Marine reserves, just like National Parks, are protected areas along our coastline. They have lots of benefits including keeping the marine ecosystem strong, protecting cultural values, and much more. With 44 Marine Reserves in New Zealand there will be one not far from where you live!
The Kapiti Marine Reserve is famous for its blue moki, kingfish, seals, penguins and dolphins. It was one of New Zealand's first, established in 1992.
This trip is an ideal lead-up to Seaweek 2019 and will let you see first hand how 25 years of protection have allowed the undersea world to flourish.