Activities at Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve
Boating, kayaking or snorkelling are great activities within the Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve.
Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) is a DOC-supported marine education programme. EMR offers guided snorkel days in the Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve during summer. Gear and guidance is supplied free of charge. Take the plunge and see for yourself what lives in the Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve.
Find out more on the EMR website
When diving, remember:
Look, learn and enjoy but do not disturb or remove anything from the marine reserve including fish, shellfish, rocks and shells.
To help protect the environment please follow the Diving Care Code:
- Don’t let your dive gear drag
- Be neutrally buoyant
- Know by instinct where your fins are
- Minimise touching things
- Maintain sea creature comforts
The waters around Motukaroro/Passage Island have strong tidal currents and back eddies. Experience and local knowledge is recommended for a safe and enjoyable dive or snorkel.