Te Ara Moana codeTread lightly. Protect native flora and fauna.Keep to tracks where they exist.Keep gear clean to prevent the spread of weeds and animal pests.Do not damage vegetation when tying up boats.Avoid the nesting areas of endangered New Zealand dotterels along the shoreline.Use gates, not fences, and leave gates as you find them. Only drive vehicles on designated roads.Take all rubbish with you. Carry bags for storing your rubbish and pick up any you find.Conserve waterways by not polluting them with soap, detergents or food scraps.Use toilets provided.Always seek permission to access private land.Only use portable fuel stoves for cooking.Open fires are prohibited.Kayak safety codeYou are responsible for the safety of your kayak and for complying with all the rules.Wear a correct size lifejacket at all times.Take at least two waterproof methods of communication and always put your cell phone in a watertight bag.Get a marine weather forecast and check tides before you go.The weather can change quickly at sea.Avoid alcohol. Safe kayaking and alcohol do not mix.Take a boating education course, the more you know the better your boating.Check the kayak and drain plug before you leave and don’t overload.Check you have the correct clothing and safety equipment – be prepared for the unexpected.If you capsize – stay with your kayak and hold onto your paddle.Watch where you are going and make sure others can see you – see and be seen.Source:
www.coastguard.co.nzWho knows you’re here?Tell someone your plans. Use the Coastguard’s "communications" methods to keep people informed.
In an emergency
In an emergency dial 111 and ask for police.
To contact a park ranger phone 09 366 2000.
Metservice recreational marine forecast www.metservice.co.nz or 0900 999 99 (call rates apply).
|16||Maritime distress. Repeat “Mayday, mayday, mayday,” followed by your vessel description and location, until you get a response.|
|19||Continuous weather for inner Gulf and Waitematā Harbour.|
|62, 64||Waitematā Harbour and Hauraki Gulf Coastguard radio.|
- Te Ara Moana trail map.
- Campsites are booked.
- Check marine weather forecast and tides.
- Check kayak, drain plug and equipment (don’t overload).
- Lifejacket – wear this at all times.
- Camping gear, food and correct clothing.
- Drinking water.
- Two forms of communication (cell phone/radio) in a water-tight bag.
- Tell someone your plans and when you’re due back.
- Check kayak and equipment for plant and animal pests.
You don’t need to book the trail, but you do need to book your regional park campgrounds in advance.
See Find accommodation in our parks for campground options and information.