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Sandflies on Queen Charlotte Sound walk?

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Sandflies on Queen Charlotte Sound walk?

Just wondering whether I should plan to expect sandflies on the Queen Charlotte Sound walk late December / early January?

If so, I'll get my 9 year old daughter to bring track clothes that cover her legs.

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1. Re: Sandflies on Queen Charlotte Sound walk?

Sandflies aren't usually a big problem in the sounds. A mild insect repellent should be sufficient. eg http://www.goodbyesandfly.co.nz/

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2. Re: Sandflies on Queen Charlotte Sound walk?

Just take some insect repellant. Sandflys arent really a problem. Ive spent many many trips to

Queen charlotte and they arent an issue. Mossies may be around in early evening but nothing insect repellant doesnt help. Some light trousers and long sleeve top in evening may be a good idea.

but its really not an issue.

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3. Re: Sandflies on Queen Charlotte Sound walk?

Thanks for the advice.

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5. Re: Sandflies on Queen Charlotte Sound walk?

Agree with the above, there are a few sandflies but they are not a big problem on the QC. Take repellent, much preferable to having to wear long trousers when walking. Save the trousers for the evenings

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6. Re: Sandflies on Queen Charlotte Sound walk?

Never had a problem with sandflies on QCT. But beware the West Coast!

And please don't drink any kerosene!

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