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.

Logging operations near Mangaone Walkway

There are logging operations occuring in a block near the Mangaone walkway. Operations will occur during late 2014 through to March 2015. There will be a shut down period over the Christmas break and logging will recommence in early January The track will remain open, but please observe any safety signage and proceed with caution.

Reviewed: 17 February 2015. Dates are subject to change.

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: 20 February 2015. Valid until further notice.

Mātiu/Somes Island closed half-days from 31st of January 2015

To protect public safety and conservation values the island will be closed to the public daily from 1pm to 8am from 31 January 2015 until further notice as a result of heightened fire risk. The dry, hot start to summer has triggered the restriction of public access to Mātiu/Somes Island in the Wellington harbour.

Updated: 28 January 2015. Valid until further notice.

Kāpiti Island extreme fire danger

Take care on the island as this prolonged spell of dry weather creates extreme fire danger. Smoking is strictly forbidden on Kāpiti Island during summer.

Updated: 30 January 2015. Valid until further notice.

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1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies


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