Reef Ecology Tour

Our interactive Reef Ecology tour is famous for its wild stingray feeding and is one of the most popular and unique things to do in New Zealand. Our knowledge guides will walk you across the reef to meet the Tamariki (Children) of Tangaroa the Maori God of the sea. Whilst meeting the residents of the reef our guides will provide insightful information about the different species you may encounter.

Once you’ve been kitted out in our designer waders, you’ll embark on a reef tour at low tide with our experienced guides.

During your Reef  Ecology tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe and interact with the natural inhabitants of Tatapouri under the guidance of our guides.

What to Expect from our Reef Ecology Tour?

Once you’ve been kitted out in our designer waders, you’ll embark on a walk across the reef at Tatapouri on the low tide with our experienced guides to meet with the Tamariki (Maori for children) of Tangaroa (the Maori Sea God)

During the Reef Ecology tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe and interact with the Stingrays, Eagle Rays, Kingfish and other reef dwellers under the guidance our guides. The guides will provide information about the local inhabitants who live on the reef.

You’ll also learn about local legends of Tairawhiti and gain an insight into some of the methods once used by Maori to manage their natural resource.

 

Who should go on our interactive reef tour?

Dive Tatapouri’s reef tour is a must-do activity for anyone visiting Tairawhiti Gisborne, New Zealand.

This popular tourist attraction is suitable for all ages and large groups can be accommodated by prior arrangement.

As well as tourists and anyone interested in the stunning marine life at Tatapouri Bay, the Reef Ecology Tour is ideal for school excursions and team building days.

Reef Ecology Tour - Essential Information

• Our reef tours are suitable for all ages.
• Bookings are essential – our reef tours are popular!and are run around the low tides daily.
• Waders are provided by Dive Tatapouri please note our waders only go to shoe size 13NZ and waist size 18NZ.
• Reef tour times depend on tides and weather and sea conditions.
• Allow up to an hour and half for the Reef Ecology Tour including check in.
• Large groups can be accommodated by prior arrangement.
• Pack your waterproof camera – you’ll need it!

Inclusions

  • Waders

Reef Ecology Tour Photo Gallery