In the “Secretary Island Restoration Project”
Secretary Island is part of the Fiordland National Park and has been identified as a potential ‘Open Sanctuary’ under the Fiordland National Park Draft Management Plan. This means that all conservation, historic and cultural values on the island are protected and open access to the public would still be permitted. The island may be closed temporarily during the project when stoat and deer control is being undertaken.
All visitors landing on the island must be aware of the potential risk of carrying unwanted plant and animal pests onto Secretary Island. It is important that all clothing, bags, equipment and transport are free of any soil, plant or animal pests before landing on the island.