Explore Your Coast

Come with us beneath the waves to explore Wellington’s coasts from underwater.

Join us

7 days of exciting coastal events, along 70 kilometres of coastline, over 3 weekends this summer.

27 January - 11 February 2024

Join us and local community groups to explore and document Wellington’s marine habitats.

At the events:

  • Dive, snorkel or swim along with us to explore underwater
  • see kelp forests, sponge gardens and the marine life of the Taputeranga marine reserve
  • find out about the our coasts from marine scientists and experts
  • from shore use our Virtual Reality headsets to see Wellington’s underwater world without getting wet.

Find out more on our events page, and follow us on Facebook for details and updates on the day.

Our goal

To showcase and document marine life in Wellington’s Blue Belt.

Wellington’s Blue Belt is filled with amazing marine life, but it needs help.

At our events you can learn from marine scientists and experts about the hidden wonders of Wellington’s coasts.

We’re documenting the Blue Belt from underwater, by taking underwater videos and photos. This documentation will become part of the research used by local conservation and restoration projects, to help them protect Wellington’s marine life.

Find out more about how we’re helping Wellington’s marine life here: The Dive

We aim to fundraise $1 for each metre of the 70 kilometres coastline ($70,000). This money will support event activities and fund future marine citizen science and outreach activities.

Find out more about us or donate here: Get involved

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Wellington's biggest marine Festival

Explore Your Coast Wellington

Check the events page for the programme and follow us on Facebook for details and updates on the day.