Department of Conservation

Haere mai, welcome Tō tātou taiāo. Tō tātou hītori. He tāonga tūturu nō Aotearoa. Maioha rawatia. Poipoia rawatia. Tukua. Our nature. Our history. It's New Zealand's unique legacy. Enjoy it. Enrich it. Pass it on.

Proud sponsor of the Partners Life DUAL for many more years to come.

Biosecurity

Please check your bags and all gear you are bringing out to the island for unwanted pests, ants and seeds. Both Motutapu and Rangitoto are pest free and your vigilance helps them to remain that way. All bags and containers should be able to be closed/sealed. Once packed, keep bags closed zipped up tight. Remember to recheck your bag on the morning of departure.

  • Food - Pack all food in sealed containers free from insects, please no shopping type open bags.
  • Check for mice, insects, seeds & soil - remove if found. Check your bags, camping gear, footwear and clothing.
  • Footwear - Check laces & seams for seeds. Check boot treads for soil & seeds. Clean if required.
  • Clothing - Check pockets for seeds and clean if required.