Tonga Island Marine Reserve, Abel Tasman National Park

(5/5 based on 30 reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • The protected waters around the island have a seal colony, with seals lazing on rocks in the day, but sometimes out playing or swimming.  more »