The aftermath of Cyclone Gita brought severe weather over much of New Zealand. Our staff are assessing damage to tracks and facilities.

Inspections are underway and tracks and facilities are being progressively re-opened once their safety has been assured.

Do not use tracks which still have closed notices in place. Visitors in the Northern and Western South Island can expect to encounter staff using chainsaws or other equipment.

Visitors should also check:

Anyone with Department of Conservation hut or campsite facility bookings who cannot get to their destination, call the contact phone number on your ticket for assistance. 

If you see sick, injuredor dead wildlife call our emergency hotline 0800 DOCHOT (0800 362 468). 

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