Sanctuary Rules and Biosecurity Procedures

We love having you visit, and we entrust you to keep the sanctuary in it's pristine condition - help us out by adhering to the following protocols…

Environmental care code

  • Protect plants and animals.
  • Please do not feed the animals.
  • Leave only footprint and take any rubbish with you to dispose of after you leave.
  • Keep to the tracks, nobody animal (big or tiny) wants to have their home trampled on.
  • Enjoy your visit and toitū te whenua (leave the land undisturbed).
  • No dogs (please contact us if you have an assistance dog).
  • No bikes are permitted.
  • No smoking or vaping.
  • Use the toilets provided.



Before you go through any of the double gates which protect the forest from pests, please:

  • Check - your gear for introduced pests such as rodents, skinks or insects.
  • Clean - your footwear and gear, removing soil and seeds.
  • Close - ensure your gear is zipped up and food is in a sealed container to avoid attracting rodents or insects.