View back towards the Pinnacles Hut
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Archived content: This media release was accurate on the date of publication. 


Several of the DOC’s visitor sites in Coromandel’s Kauaeranga Valley will be closed this month for maintenance and repairs.

Date:  01 May 2023

The Kauaeranga Valley is a popular visitor location in DOC’s Hauraki District, offering a selection of campsites, walking tracks and includes the large Pinnacles Hut.

Karen Ismay, DOC Senior Ranger Heritage and Visitors, says the work includes planned maintenance and repairs.

The Kauaeranga Valley campsites closed for the next few weeks are:

  • Trestle View
  • Wainora
  • Catley’s
  • Totara
  • Boom’s Flat
  • Whangaiterenga
  • Hotoritori
  • Shag Stream (not covered by the planned work, but currently too boggy for camping).

The Kahikatea Campsite within the valley remains available.

The Pinnacles Hut will be unavailable. Several tracks around the Kauaeranga Valley – those beyond the Kauaeranga Valley Visitor Centre – are also closed to the public.

“We appreciate these closures will inconvenience visitors, but we must get this work done to continue to offer great experiences for people coming to the valley,” Karen Ismay says.

All going to plan, and weather permitting, the work will be completed in late May with the closed assets available again in June.

Visitors planning to head to the Kauaeranga Valley are strongly urged to check the DOC website. Website pages for tracks in the Kauaeranga Valley include alerts stating they are unavailable.

Some tracks around southern Coromandel, damaged as a result of Cyclone Gabrielle, are likely to be closed for some time while DOC works on planning for more significant or complicated repairs.


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