Moturoa Rabbit Island Access Restriction - 23 June 2018

Thursday 21 June 2018

Public access to the eastern half of Moturoa/Rabbit Island will be closed on two days this winter while an organised game bird hunt takes place. The closure includes the beachfront at the eastern end of the island.

Fish and Game organises the hunts, which are permitted on a trial basis under the Moturoa/Rabbit Island Reserve Management Plan.

The hunts are timed to coincide with low tide to avoid any effect on shore birds. No hunting is allowed within 100 metres of the high tide mark.

Closure dates 2018:

  • Saturday 23 June, 8.30 am – 3.00 pm (reserve day: 24 June)
  • Saturday 21 July (reserve day: 22 July)

Forest Harvesting

Due to harvesting operations there will be some road closures until August. Please observe any operational signage and use alternative routes if necessary.

  • Tasman's Great Taste Cycle trail will have short temporary delays during month of June for safe felling of roadside trees.
  • Higgins and part of Faulkners Road will be fully closed for June until August. Coopers trail is the alternative.
  • Faulkners and Higgins closed from August until September. Tawa trail is the alternative.

 General Information

  • Visitors are asked to keep to the marked trails and obey all signage.
  • Logging is in progress and trucks are in constant use.
  • Please use caution, particularly at intersections.
  • Dogs are not permitted on Moturoa / Rabbit Island. View dog exercise areas.

For any further enquiries please contact Stephen Richards during normal business hours.