A predator free Rotoroa

In 2013, mice, the island's last mammalian predator were eradicated, enabling the restoration of wildlife to begin.


Help us protect Rotoroa's natural environment by following our island care code:


  • Check your bags thoroughly for rodents, insects and other pests prior to boarding the ferry;
  • ​Leave your dog at home, even barking dogs on a boat can disturb nesting shore birds
  • If your dog or cat is on board your vessel, leave it on board - no dogs or domestic animals are permitted as they may endanger the island's wildlife

  • All bags must be SEALED with no holes - plastic bags, open top bags and supermarket bags are easy for pests to access so please leave these at home!


Carry food in sealed plastic containers and please take your rubbish home.

Check your footwear is clean and that there is no soil or seeds in laces or treads
Leave your bicycle at home and if you're bringing a buggy, make sure your tyre treads are clean and free of dirt or other material
For more biosecurity tips check out Treasure Islands

It is fine to bring alcohol, but please respect the island's heritage as an alcohol and drug addiction centre and be a responsible visitor.
Please use our walking tracks when away from grassed areas. Signage around the island provides you with information on what to see and do

Have a wonderful time on the island and let us how your visit went.