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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  • May 9, 2017
    Our bus took us to a parking lot and a trail that led to the seal colony. This was a different view then seeing the seals from the catamaran. There was an overlook to see the seals, mothers and babes ...  more »
  • April 3, 2017
    Just great place to visit and sea seal pups up close. They came and swam with us in kayaks and played alongside us....priceless and a must do. We went with Marahau Sea Kayaks and our guide Sarah was E...  more »
  • March 25, 2017
    It is a good place to see seals. We were here with the kayak and were able to observe seals at the games, swimming and lazing around. However, we had expected more animals after all of the reviews and guidebooks, there were a few, so not too much to expect. The larger cruise go boats there too. It is questionable how long the animals there tolerate the tourism or whether those few who were there were the last for us that's still "endure"?
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