Taputeranga Marine Reserve – Images of the Sea

Our website shows how the Taputeranga Marine Reserve is special and of benefit to the people of Wellington. The Friends were set up to foster understanding and appreciation of the Reserve, assist DOC to monitor and manage, and develop opportunities such as the Island Bay Snorkel Trail.

The Reserve is yours to protect and enjoy.


Taputeranga Marine Reserve is ten years old. It came into being on 26 August 2008. At birthday celebrations, Minister of Conservation, the Hon Eugenie Sage, spoke positively about the recovery of the marine reserve’s ecology and paid tribute to all those involved it bringing it into being – as well as to those assisting DOC to ensure the benefits of the marine reserve are protected and shared with the Wellington community.


Celebrating a Decade of Marine Protection

South Coast 10th Birthday Photo Competition

Join the Taputeranga Marine Reserve birthday celebrations by entering your photos into our competition. Two categories: Underwater and Topside. Entries close on 30 November 2018. Entries to be sent to enquiries@taputeranga.org.nz  

For full details and rules go to Photo Competition

Blue Moki S. Journee


PHOTO OF THE MONTH:Photo of the Month for November