South Island Shark Attacks

38 attacks recorded
South Island shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Feb 7th 2014 Porpoise Bay N
Jan 25th 2014 Garden Bay near Cosy Nook N
Dec 1st 2012 Sunday Cove, Fiordland N
Apr 16th 2011 Snapper Point N
Tahunanui Beach N
Cosy Nook N
Feb 1st 2010 Oreti Beach N
Dec 16th 2009 Clark Island Y
Jan 16th 2009 Karitane Beach N
Dec 9th 2007 Kaikoura N
Feb 26th 2004 South Beach N
Feb 3rd 2000 Oreti Beach N
Dec 31st 1999 Oreti Beach N
Dec 31st 1999 Oreti Beach N
Dec 31st 1999 Oreti Beach N
Codfish Island (Whenua Hau) west of Stewart Island N
Jan 16th 1985 Christchurch N
Mar 30th 1971 Dunedin N
Dec 25th 1968 St. Clair Beach, Dunedin N
Sep 15th 1968 Otago Harbor Y
Mar 9th 1967 St. Kilda Beach Y
Feb 5th 1964 St. Clair Beach, Dunedin Y
Nov 30th 1963 Charteris Bay, Lyttleton Harbour N
Jan 27th 1962 Oreti Beach N
Jan 16th 1962 Pigeon Bay, Canterbury N
Jan 11th 1962 Fairdown Beach, 5 miles north of Westport N
Feb 1st 1927 Menzies Bay, Banks Peninsula, N
Jan 15th 1919 Tahuna Beach, Nelson N
Feb 5th 1907 Port Moeraki Y
Hoiktika Y
May 3rd 1895 Preservation Inlet Y
Apr 23rd 1895 Oamaru N
Downs River Y
Feb 17th 1888 Oamaru N
Apr 11th 1886 Near the mouth of the Clarence River N
Dunedin N
Dec 3rd 1882 New Brighton N
Nov 18th 1880 Campbell N

Attacks by region

Attacks by location

  • Oreti Beach (6)
  • Oamaru (2)
  • Tararu, Thames (2)
  • Alderman Islands (2)
  • St. Clair Beach, Dunedin (2)
  • Dunedin (2)
  • Manukau Harbor, 6 miles south of Auckland (2)

Attacks by month

  • January (8)
  • February (10)
  • March (4)
  • April (3)
  • May (1)
  • September (1)
  • November (1)
  • December (9)