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Tonga Island Marine Reserve

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Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

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.

Thank Johnmir13
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

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 because of the beauty along the coast.

Thank Explorer811240
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank ab700skydive
Reviewed 9 May 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 up close. Be sure to...More

1  Thank Bracha K
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

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 EXCELLENT!

1  Thank MHIChris
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The protected waters around the island have a seal colony, with seals lazing on rocks in the day, but sometimes out playing or swimming.

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Seals occupy the shorelines of Tonga Islands in the dozens, probably even hundreds. Their babys were born when I visited end of December and you could hear them cry. The shoreline can be seen either from one of the water taxi's or if you go...More

Thank Meike V
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Paradise but the two nights we were at Onetahuti beach, saw two lots of Germans campers trying to cook up mussels off the beach. Maybe needs better signage that it is a marine reserve.

Thank kamisama2014
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Hire a kayak and explore the shores of Tonga Island while keeping an eye on wildlife. You can spot seals and seabirds... I have seen a Reef Heron in these waters.

Thank Ta J
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We went in winter and it was still wonderful weather. the water was cold, so we did a boat ride, but it was amazing scenery.

Thank c m
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