The Hauraki Gulf islands provide a safe habitat for some of our most endangered animals and plants. Weeds and pests pose a threat to these species.

To protect our unique islands, the Regional Pest Management Plan – Islands section (PDF, 4.54 MB) and the Hauraki Gulf Controlled Area Notice 2020 (PDF, 1.38 MB) restrict activities that can spread pests to islands.

We need visitors to check their belongings and gear to prevent accidentally taking weeds or pests to the islands. Dirt transported on camping and tramping gear, including dirty footwear, may carry deadly kauri dieback disease or harbour weed seed and pests.

tect our unique islands, the Regional Pest Management Plan – Islands section (PDF, 4.54 MB) and the Hauraki Gulf Controlled Area Notice 2020 (PDF, 1.38 MB) restrict activities that can spread pests to islands.

We need visitors to check their belongings and gear to prevent accidentally taking weeds or pests to the islands. Dirt transported on camping and tramping gear, including dirty footwear, may carry deadly kauri dieback disease or harbour weed seed and pests.

Check your gear for pests

Clean dirty gear or footwear to remove all dirt and seeds.

Check all gear for pests such as mice, rats, ants, plague skinks and weeds. It's an offence to move any of these pests in the Hauraki Gulf .

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