All wood fired BBQs on Rough Island and Rabbit Island will be closed from January 11 due to the increasing fire risk, and until such time that dry conditions ease considerably.


All roads, areas and Moturoa Rabbit Island/Rough Island forest tracks are open. Please obey all signage.

16247 TDC Rabbit Island Map Dec18 Web

Download your copy of the Moturoa Rabbit Island map. [PDF, 558 KB]

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. They are welcome on Rough Island.

Gates close 8.30pm

Gates currently close at 8.30pm.

Forest harvesting

Due to harvesting operations roads can close at any time. Please observe any operational signage and use alternative routes if necessary.

Dogs prohibited

Please note that dogs are prohibited on Moturoa / Rabbit Island.

Need help? Contact us

Phone 03 543 8400

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