Leon Kinvig Hut is closed due to severe flood damage.
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Archived content: This media release was accurate on the date of publication. 


Cyclone Gabrielle severely impacted parts of the North Island. Many DOC facilities in the affected regions are closed.

Date:  29 March 2023

DOC facilities in affected areas closed

Fallen trees, flooding and landslips have caused widespread damage to bridges, huts, campgrounds and tracks across Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Tairāwhiti/East Coast and Hawke’s Bay. Some DOC facilities are closed to the public. 

There is significant damage from landslides and erosion on coastal walks throughout Northland, Auckland and Coromandel, including popular sites such as Te Henga Walkway and Cathedral Cove.

If you need to cancel your booking because of closures or damage, email bookings@doc.govt.nz to avoid standard cancellation fees. 

Stay out of closed facilities

Do not visit tracks and places that are closed. There are major hazards such as slips, fallen trees and other track damage in the affected areas. 

It will take time for DOC to understand the scale of the damage to tracks, huts, campsites and other facilities, and to make decisions on repairs.

Some sites will need initial checks, formal assessments and then full engineering inspections.

All closed facilities have an alert message saying they are closed. We will continue to update the DOC website on the status of DOC facilities.

Report damage to us

You can help by reporting track or facility damage through our online form. But before going onto conservation land make sure you check the website for alerts and don’t go into areas that are closed.

Report damage and upload a photo online

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