Tonga Island Marine Reserve, Abel Tasman National Park

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Tonga Island Marine Reserve is a protected area on the northern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It surrounds Tonga Island and is next to the Abel Tasman National Park. The marine reserve was created in 1993 and covers an area of 1835ha.
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  • we had no whales or other creatures, than seals during our few minutes visit. Most of the boat taxis stop on this island for a few minutes.  more »
  • If you are visiting this area of Onetahuti/Tonga Bay, New Zealand and would like to view Seals this is a great place to visit on a sunny day (the seals bask on the rocks). Definitely worth a visit bec...  more »
  • Excellent must visit on kayak trip. We saw Orca, eagle ray, blue penguin and seals around and about on our guided 3 day tour of Abel Tasman. A real trip of a lifetime. Brilliant.  more »
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