Keeping Our Hauraki Gulf Islands Pest-Free

Gulf Eco Charters is biosecurity approved by DOC and the Auckland Council to visit pest-free conservation islands and other islands in the Hauraki Gulf. Prepare for your trip by being alert for stowaways such as Argentine ants, rainbow skinks, soil, seeds, mice or rats.

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Please make sure you read and follow the instructions below.
We will remind you on board, too.
Gulf Eco Charters is very conservation aware!
  • Make sure all food is packed and sealed in plastic rodent proof containers with lid. Ensure cardboard boxes are closed and taped – there must be no opportunity for an unwanted pest to access the box in transit.

  • Ensure all footwear and gear is clean and free of soil.

  • Thouroughly check any camping or overnight gear for stowaways.
    Gear that has been stored is high risk.

  • Thoroughly check seedlings, potting mix or plant matter to ensure there are no hitch-hikers.

  • Seal up your gear/food as soon as you have finished packing and leave them closed till you reach your destination.

Without your co-operation your trip may not be able to take place, so if you have any doubts or questions about biosecurity, please ask."

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