Find out about changes that might affect the safety or enjoyment of your trip into conservation areas in Nelson/Tasman.

Top of South Island storm damage August 2022

The top of the South Island experienced unprecedented levels of bad weather and there is extensive damage throughout the region.

We are doing our best to keep alerts on this website up to date but have not been able to check every track or facility. So proceed with caution if you are planning a visit.

A large number of roads are also damaged. Check the Nelson City Council and Marlborough District Council websites before travelling. You may wish to delay your trip. 

For your safety, every effort has been made to ensure this information is correct. However you should contact the local DOC visitor centre or office for the latest updates.

Changes to weather will affect conditions in the backcountry. Always check the latest weather report before you venture out and be prepared to change your plans if conditions are unfavourable. 

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