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“Kayaked around”

Tonga Island Marine Reserve
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Full-Day Abel Tasman Kayak and Walk
Reviewed 15 April 2016

A new marine reserve in wonderful location. We did not get chance to dive or snorkel there unfortunately.

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

There are lots of kayaking tours in the Abel Tasman area, and we opted for one that took us from Tonga Island to Bark Bay. Lots of wildlife to be seen, especially seals, but also some penguins. On the day we visited it was sunny and calm, and it was amazing to be out on the water. Beautiful place to be, although it does get an enormous amount of visitors, which takes away slightly from the wilderness feel.

3  Thank AlbanyRick
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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Flawless! Well looked after and respected by locals. Although there are quite a few people who come here during the season it is always made evident that respect is needed around the reserve. Surrounding beaches are spectacular! Such a beautiful and peaceful place.

1  Thank Amelia H
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

This marine reserve is hard to rate as you can't land on Tonga Island, you can only see it from 20m away as it's protected, but certainly a lovely area and we spotted a few seals from the boat. (Probably best to explore by kayak - unfortunately I was ill so we had to forfeit that trip - next time though!)

Thank HellieNZ
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

We stopped here with our water taxi and it was lovely we saw the amazing seals I loved to see them do this soon.

2  Thank JJKiwiKid
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