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.

New track to avoid major slip on the Waitatapia track

The new track has added an additional hour to the original time, now making it a 5-7 hour walk from Otaki Forks carpark to Waitewaewae hut. See updated track description on the Waitewaewae Hut webpage.
Updated: 20 November 2014

Logging operations near Mangaone Walkway

There will be logging operations in a block near the Mangaone walkway from 10 November 2014 for approximately one week. Logging vehicle access will be through a gate in the immediate vicinity of the walkway’s southern entrance. The track will remain open, but please observe any safety signage and proceed with caution. In approximately two weeks time, the operations will move to an area directly adjacent to the walkway which will require a closure of the track. This alert will be updated as operations develop.
Issued: 3 November 2014. Valid until further notice

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: 18 November 2014. Valid until further notice.

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