Wellington/Kapiti alerts

For your safety, every effort has been made to ensure that this information is correct. However you should contact the local DOC visitor centre for the latest updates.

Slip across track south of Mangahao Flats Hut

There is a slip between Mangahao Flats Hut and Te Matawai Hut. The slip is approximately 1.5 hours south of Mangahao Flats Hut. To avoid it, a rough track has been marked to head below the slip. Alternatively, you can walk around the top of the slip easily, although there is no track marked.
Reviewed: 1 May 2014. Valid until further notice.

Slip on the Waitatapia track

A slip has occurred near the northern end of the tramway section. Take care crossing this area
Reviewed: 1 May 2014

Tararua Forest Park pest control 

An aerial drop of bait pellets containing the toxin sodium fluoroacetate (1080) will be carried out by helicopter over 22,224 ha of the Tararua Forest Park during December 2013.

Warning signs will be placed at all main access points to the operational area and in huts within or on the boundary of the area. Visitors entering this area are required to observe the cautions and follow the advice provided on these signs. The signs will be removed when they are no longer required.  For more information see the Project Kākā
Reviewed: 1 May 2014. Valid until further notice.

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