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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.
Updated: 19 December 2014. Dates are subject to change.

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.
Reviewed: 19 December 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 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: 19 December 2014. Valid until further notice.

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