Kaikoura Island I Motu Kaikoura
An open sanctuary promoting wilderness education, ecosystem restoration and public recreation on an offshore island.
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Policies

 
 

visitor Policies

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Privacy

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Security

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Cancellations & Refunds

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PESTS – PREDATORS

Fallow Deer – Deer population of approx. 300 over twelve years ago, was eradicated in 2008.

Rats –  Second of two rodent bait drops carried out on 13 September 2008. Unfortunately we had re-invasion but rodent eradication on Motu Kaikoura and surrounding islands and islets is continuing. Supporters have built more than 400 rat motels which are being used with traps, bait stations and tracking tunnels on Motu Kaikoura.
Regular monitoring of bait stations is being carried out with encouraging results which are recorded by GPS.  There are no other predator species on the island. More information can be found here.

BIRD LIFE

Fantail, silvereye, grey warbler and kingfisher are common in the bush and populations of tui and NZ pigeon are growing. There are also good numbers of banded rail and kaka on the island. Brown tealare sometimes seen around the coast.

AIMS

As required by our appointment, restoration plans are well under way and we are fortunate having Hillary Outdoors involved in the outdoor/environmental education on the island. They make extensive use of Motu Kaikoura for kayaking, tramping and camping as part of their training programme. Spirit of NZ also calls at the island

FUTURE

Restoration of buildings.  One chalet is self-contained and independent plus restoration of four sleeping chalets is almost completed.  Alternative energy power system to integrate with the alternatorproposed.  Following the deer, and partial rat eradication, there has been a rapid recovery of plant life with seedlings growing from a base of mature specimens in gullies. Regenerating tea-tree (manuka and kanuka) through gorse is well on the way on the rest of the island. Pine tree eradication is almost complete on the northern side of the island and more is planned. Volunteers have been a welcome assistance on various projects.

CARETAKERS  

Clint and Jacinda are based permanently on the island, on their yacht at the pontoon.

Visitor Bookings & Visitor Coordination - Clint Stannard 021 731 340

CHALLENGE 

A disappointing rat re-invasion has occurred – most likely by swimmers from mainland Gt Barrier. DNA analysis has confirmed there are two species:  ship rats and kiore. There have been no mice re-infestations. An intensive rodent eradication program is continuing.

Please observe the Gulf Islands BIO SECURITY signage!
BIO-SECURITY IS MOST IMPORTANT
Please set up your own INSPECTION & QUARANTINE protocol: Think  like a responsible DOC ranger  …   CHECK and RECHECK your vessel, camping gear and baggage for  MICE, RATS, ANTS or any other stowaways BEFORE landing.   DESTROY any pests found.

Leave your pets on the boat, do not take them ashore   …  THANK YOU!