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Tonga Island Marine Reserve

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Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

This is as natural as you can get with seals lazing around on the rocks, added bonus of the cute little baby seals playing too

2  Thank KimWor
Reviewed 9 April 2013

We stopped off here on our way around the tasman bays sai;ling and we saw fur seals blue penguins, loads of bird life including the white heron. we had excellent weather and this bay was sheltered from wind and an excellent kayak or swim area.

2  Thank SherPaul
Reviewed 26 March 2013

we as 50 and 50 plus year olds Kayaked around this area and it was really easy to do, so even if you may be put off by the distance you kayak, don't be, it's easy going and allows you an up close and personal...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2013

This is such a beautiful area to tramp or kayak. Beautiful! The seals are so amazing to watch. Depending on the time of year you go, the young seals will jump on your kayak - they are so curious.

Thank jsloree
Reviewed 22 February 2013

A visit by boat or kayak is definitely recommended to check out the lively seal colony and experience the bird song.

Thank Loupaterson66
Reviewed 17 December 2012

I enjoyed visiting the marine reserve with Marahau Sea Kayaks. Great to watch the seals on the rocks and in the water. Try to get there at high tide for the best seal encounters - (don't get too close!)

1  Thank KKKJP
Reviewed 29 December 2011

while sea kayaking with Wilson's.... beautiful portion of the park.

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