Mountains to Sea Events

Check out our upcoming events

Taputeranga Marine Reserve celebration. 7th December 2018, 12.30pm.

Join us for a celebration of Taputeranga and it’s 10th Anniversary! On the 7th of December at 12.30pm, We will be gathering at Shorland Park for a picnic and activities to show our love and respect for our amazing reserve. Contact

Kaitiaki ki a Kāpiti 2018. 8th & 9th December

The annual trip by the Mountains to Sea Wellington Trust aims to immerse Porirua students in island life to inspire and celebrate their kaitiaki (guardian) projects of the year. Project entry deadline is 21st November at 5pm. For more information contact or click here.

Taputeranga Community Snorkel Day. 15th December 2018, 10am-4pm.

Join us to celebrate 10 years of Taputeranga Marine Reserve with a free guided community snorkel!

Taputeranga Community Snorkel. 26th January 2019. 10am–4pm.

Come and explore first hand the closest marine reserve to a capital city! 10 years of protection make this a wonderful underwater experience. All gear provided, just turn up on the day and enjoy a free snorkel. This event is supported by Greater Wellington Regional Council. Back up date: 9th February.

Titahi Bay Community Snorkel. 2nd February 2019. 1pm – 5pm.

Find us at the 2019 Titahi Bay Festival and enjoy a guided snorkel to discover the marine life of Titahi Bay. Back up: 3rd February

Kāpiti Community Snorkel. 23rd February 2019.

Join us to snorkel in the stunning Kapiti Island Marine Reserve. Limited spots available. Tickets will be required for boat transfers. A link will be posted here when tickets go on sale. Keep watching this space for more info.

Whitieria Park Community Snorkel. 2nd & 9th March 2019. 10am – 3.30pm.

To celebrate Seaweek come and discover the marine life that calls Whitireia Park home. This location is ideal for spotting the famous New Zealand seahorse, amongst other sea creatures. This event is supported by Greater Wellington Regional Council.


Take a look at some of our past events.

Wednesday 17th October 5pm - 6pm & Saturday 27th October 9.30am - 10.30am

In preparation for the start of the snorkel season, we are hosting two volunteer pre-season meetups. These are a chance to find out more about snorkelling with us, meet other like-minded volunteers and learn tips and tricks for being a snorkel guide (as well as cover some all-important health and safety stuff). For more information or to RSVP please contact

South Coast Clean up. 15th September 2018, 10.30am - 12pm

Mountains to Sea Wellington will be hosting the Island Bay section of this year’s South Coast clean-up. Meeting point: The Esplanade, Island Bay. Opposite Shorland Park. Followed by a BBQ at Lyall Bay at 12.30pm. Please bring your own gardening or rubber gloves (we want to try to use less throw away one!)

Restoration Day. Saturday 26th May. Silverstream Retreat.

Restoration Day is the annual conference for community groups and individuals involved in environmental restoration projects around the Wellington region. This event celebrates restoration successes and provides opportunities to learn from other community groups and experts in the field. Join us for a day of connections and learning. Click here for full event details

10th Anniversary Taputeranga MR Photo Bioblitz - 31st May

Sign up to Nature Watch and join the Friends of Taputeranga Bioblitz Project from 19 – 26th May recording all the species in the marine reserve. Final entry day is the 31st May. Details for the blitzs can be found at Friends of Taputeranga Marine reserve or Click here for full event details

Community Freshwater Monitoring, Ōtari Wilton's Bush - April 8th, 2018

FULLY BOOKED – Full-day workshop (9:30am – 4:30pm) at Otari Wilton’s Bush, identifying the opportunities and tools available for communities to monitor freshwater. Click here for full event details

Tuna Trails, Bothamley Park, Porirua - April 7th, 2018

Come explore the awa of Bothamley Park – Food, Art, Science and Action – and celebrate the young kaitiaki of Porirua. Click here for full event details

Citizen Science Symposium, Te Papa - Monday 9th April, 2018

MTSW Educator and Scientist, Liz Gibson, presents ‘Aquatic Citizen Science’ at Citizen Science Symposium 2018. Click here for full event details

Kau Bay Community Snorkel - 17th March, 2018

Snorkel in the coastal waters of Kau Bay on the Miramar Peninsular. Click here to see the Photo Gallery from this event.

Mountains To Sea Conservation Trust, Wānanga 2018 - 21-23 April, 2018

An inspirational professional development and networking opportunity for all those involved or interested in freshwater and marine conservation. Te Āwhina Marae, Motueka. Click here for full event details

SeaWeek - Explore Whitireia Coast Snorkel - March 3rd and 11th, 2018

Come and snorkel the coastal waters of Whitireia Park. Click here to see the Photo Gallery from this event.

Kāpiti Island Marine Reserve Community Snorkel - Feb 25th, 2018

Free community snorkel in the stunning Kāpiti Island Marine Reserve. Click here to see the Photo Gallery from this event.

Titahi Bay Community Snorkel - Feb 17, 2018

Free community snorkel at Titahi Bay. Click here to see the Photo Gallery from this event.

Freshwater Hui

A part of our work with the Whitebait Connection programme, the team held a freshwater Hui for community groups and organisations involved in freshwater management, science and restoration from across the greater Wellington region in May. The hui has led to a range of collaborations and projects, and a strengthening of partnerships in the region. The hui proceedings and presentations can be found on the national WBC website.

Taputeranga Community Snorkel - Feb 10th, 2018

Free community snorkel in the stunning Taputeranga Marine Reserve in Island Bay! Click here to see the Photo Gallery from this event.