Te Angiangi Marine Reserve is located on the Central Hawke's Bay coast and covers about 1.3 square nautical miles, between Blackhead and Aramoana beaches.
The reserve features a host of distinct plants and animals such as the golden limpet, as well as beds of Neptune's necklace, pink coralline seaweed and eel grass. Fish, crabs, paua and kina can be found in surrounding rock pools and you can also see a huge range of bird-life in the area.
Snorkeling, diving, boating and swimming are popular activities and provide a fantastic way to get to know another side of the Hawke's Bay coastal region.
How to get there:
Turn off SH2 at Waipawa or Waipukurau. From Waipawa, turn east into Tamumu Road. Approximately 2km down this road the name will change to Pourerere Road. Just before Pourerere Beach on the right is Aramoana Road. It is a no exit road.
Head southeast from Waipukurau on Tavistock Road which becomes Farm Road, and follow the signs from there to Blackhead Beach. Te Angiangi Marine Reserve runs between Blackhead and Aramoana Beaches.