South Island Shark Attacks

49 attacks recorded (9 fatal)
South Island shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Dec 18th 2023 Riverton N
Mar 15th 2022 Cobden N
Jan 9th 2022 Friendly Bay, Oamaru N
Dec 25th 2021 Pororari River N
Jan 16th 2020 Oreti Beach, Southland N
Dec 24th 2019 Oreti Beach, Southland N
Jan 29th 2019 Oreti Beach N
Apr 27th 2017 Porpoise Bay, Catlins N
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, near Karitane north of Dunedin N
Feb 27th 2003 East side of Bench Island in the Foveaux Strait 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
Feb 18th 1962 Long Beach, Southland 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
May 20th 1880 Campbell N
Stewart Island Y

Attacks by region

Attacks by location

  • Oreti Beach (7)
  • Tararu, Thames (2)
  • Papamoa Beach, Bay of Plenty (2)
  • Oreti Beach, Southland (2)
  • St. Clair Beach, Dunedin (2)
  • Dunedin (2)
  • Manukau Harbor, 6 miles south of Auckland (2)
  • Taranaki (2)
  • Oamaru (2)
  • Stewart Island (2)

Attacks by month

  • January (12)
  • February (12)
  • March (5)
  • April (4)
  • May (1)
  • September (1)
  • November (1)
  • December (11)