For your safety, every effort has been made to ensure this information is correct. However, you should contact the local DOC visitor centre for the latest updates. Changes to weather will affect conditions in the backcountry. Always check the latest MetService weather report (external site) before you venture out and be prepared to change your plans if conditions are unfavourable.
Your safety is your responsibility. Make sure you plan, prepare and equip yourself for any trip into the backcountry. To report any safety hazards or conservation emergencies call the DOC hotline 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468). For fire and search and rescue call 111.
Kime Hut now open
Construction work at the hut has been completed and the hut is open for public use from Thursday 17 April onwards.
Issued: 17 April 2014
Slip across track south of Mangahao Flats Hut
There is a slip between Mangahao Flats Hut and Te Matawai Hut. The slip is approximately 2 hours south of Mangahao Flats Hut. To avoid it, a rough track has been marked to head below the slip.
Issued: 5 March 2014. Valid until further notice.
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.
Added: 28 November 2013. Valid until further notice.