Pest Free Hauraki Gulf
IntroductionThe Pest Free Hauraki Gulf campaign is a joint initiative between DOC and Auckland Council to help protect conservation islands in the Hauraki Gulf.
The Pest Free Islands in the Hauraki Gulf provides a haven for some of our most endangered animals and plants, including sea birds, tuatara and takahē. Our Pest Free Hauraki Gulf campaign ensures we all play our part to guard these specials places.
- Check your vessel and gear for pests before you leave the mainland.
- If you're a commercial operator, make sure to get a Pest-free Warrant.
How to keep these islands pest freeWhen visiting pest free islands, or islands that are becoming pest-free, make sure you check your gear before you leave the mainland.
Find transport optionsFind ferry, boat, and flight operators who are approved to travel to Hauraki Gulf islands.
Apply for a Pest Free Warrant
Commerical operators in the Hauraki Gulf must have a Pest Free Warrant.
Hauraki Gulf islands and marine reservesThere are more than 50 islands and five marine reserves within the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
Threats to the Hauraki Gulf islandsPests, pets, people, and seeds threaten the wildlife on Hauraki Gulf islands.
Guides, factsheets, and more informationDownload resources, and find out who to contact for further information.
If you see a pest
Report any pest sightings to:
0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468)
Auckland Council information
The Auckland Council also has information on how to visit the Hauraki Gulf Islands.