Te Angiangi Marine Reserve
- Located on the Central Hawke's Bay coast, approximately 30 km east of Waipukurau and Waipawa.
Te Angiangi Marine Reserve was established in August 1997 and covers an area of about 446 hectares, extending one nautical mile offshore from mean high water mark between Blackhead and Aramoana beaches. There are opportunties for swimming, coastal walking, shore diving, and boating.
A walk is a great way of exploring the coast between Blackhead and Paoanui Point. At low tide many types of bird take advantage of rich feeding areas on the intertidal platforms. Kingfishers, gulls, herons, variable oyster catchers, pied stilts and flocks of eastern bar-tailed godwits are common. At high tide small flocks of gulls, white-fronted terns and Caspian terns can be viewed roosting on the sand at the mouths of small streams. Banded dotterels can also be seen on some of the beaches.
When exploring the rock pools return any rocks you look under to their original position. This will help protect the plants and animals living on and under them. Also avoid walking on the eel grass beds. Trampling will kill these plants and result in the sand trapped around them being washed away.
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