Help keep Auckland's Waitematā Harbour beautiful
With the influx of people to the Hauraki Gulf islands over summer, the council encourages day visitors coming by boat or ferry to ‘pack in and pack out’ and take their waste with them when they go.
If people are visiting one of the islands for a day, we’re asking people to take their waste home with them and dispose of it responsibly, in their rubbish or recycling bins.
Advice for Boaties
Being waste-wise on the water. Find out the top-tips for being waste-wise in the Hauraki Gulf Islands, so you can care for our coastline while out on the water.
Being waste-wise on the water.
Aotea Great Barrier Island
Be a waste-wise visitor, waste services are limited on the island. If you are visiting Aotea / Great Barrier Island on holiday, pack-in, pack-out, leave nothing behind. Find out how to dispose of your waste responsibly on the island.
Travelling to Waiheke Island for the day, or for an extended holiday, here's what you need to know about the waste services available on the island.
Discover what you need to know about the waste services available on Kawau Island, before you visit.
If your visiting Rakino Island on holiday, find out the waste services available to you.
Pack in pack out, leave nothing behind.
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