Normally wolves are secretive and will run away when they encounter people, but they can become habituated and may approach
camping areas and hikers.
Avoiding Encounters with Wolves
It is extremely important to discourage wolves from approaching.
not allow children to play away from camp. Keep them
close to adults at all times. Keep pets leashed and
under control. Better still, don't bring them at all.
a clean and orderly camp. Cook and store food away from
sleeping areas. Suspend food, toiletries, garbage and
other loose objects on a rope between trees, or in secured
kayak hatches, out of reach of wildlife. Wolves have
been reported removing personal and other non-food items
not bury garbage. If you pack it in - pack it out!
dishes in a container and dispose of grey water at sea.
areas below high tide mark, away from camp, in an area
of high tidal exchange for toilets - do not use the
upland areas, wolves will feed on human excrement.
you are a guest in this environment. This is home to
the animals that live here.
What to do if a wolf approaches
If a wolf appears and acts unafraid or aggressive, take the
following action as soon as you notice the animal:
not allow the wolf to approach any closer than 100 metres.
your arms and wave them in the air to make yourself
in a group, act in unison to send a clear message to
the wolves they are not welcome.
away slowly, do not turn your back on the wolf.
noise, throw sticks, rocks and sand at the wolf.
If you encounter a wolf, or any animal that is displaying
habituated behaviour (not afraid of people) please report
sighting and details to Parks staff.
Under the Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation and the Wildlife
Amendment Act, it is an offence to feed wildlife. Persons
observed feeding wildlife will be charged.