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Testing the Cookbook:NZDoC recipe, see NZDoC

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Note: all these tests use the development version of NZDoC - NZDoCnew

Test

Hideaway Hut

type=hut id=100059543 (Hideaway Hut)
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Winchcombe Biv detail

type=hut id=100137086 (Winchcombe Biv)
(:nzdoc type=hut id=100137086 content=detail:) %comment% Winchcombe Biv


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Winchcombe Biv


Hideaway Hut detail

type=hut id=100059543 content=detail (Hideaway Hut)
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Hideaway Hut
Hideaway Hut

Hideaway Hut

Hideaway Hut is a Bivvy or Basic hut, located at -44.346, 169.681. There are 6 bunks with mattresses, toilets - non-flush, water from stream, and water supply. Bookings are not required, usage is first come, first served.
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Frew Hut detail

type=hut id=100030360 content=alert (Frew Hut):
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type=hut id=cromel content=find
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type=hut id='Gosling hut' content=find
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List huts

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A Frame Hut 100030126 Abrahams Bay Hunters Hut 100039845 Ada Pass Hut 100059406 Adelaide Tarn Hut 100075879 Adventure Bivvy 100034619 Ahuriri Base Hut 100034565 Albert Burn Hut 100059331 Alfred Hut 100064245 Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge 100038197 Almer Hut 100061940 Alpha Hut 100065711 Anatoki Forks Hut 100064302 Anchorage Hut 100094828 Anderson Memorial Hut 100034811 Anderson's Hut 100034516 Angelus Hut 100081275 Anne Hut 100090113 Ant Stream Bivvy 100034583 Ant Stream Hut 100034515 Anti Crow Hut 100063006 Aokaparangi Hut 100061375 Aparima - Tony's Hut 100055258 Aparima Forks Hut 100035408 Aparima Hut 100056329 Apiti Hut 100065462 Aranga Hut 100135652 Archie's Hut - Copper Creek 100031575 Architect Creek Hut 100061979 Arete Forks Hut 100063387 Arete Hut 100038242 Army Hut 100054491 Asbestos Cottage 100075868 Ashton Hut 100031290 Aspiring Hut 100074848 Atiwhakatu Hut 100082084 Avoca Hut 100064753 Awapoto Hut 100064371 Awaroa Hut 100042865 Awatere Hut 100071769 Back Basins Hide 100061447 Back Ridge Bivouac 100033737 Back Ridge Hut 100033715 Back Valley Hut 100061869 Baikie Hut 100060647 Ball Hut 100088813 Ballarat Hut - Flood Burn 100031576 Ballard Hut 100054634 Balloon Hut 100060122 Barbers Hut 100075555 Bark Bay Hut 100075680 Barker Hut 100064754 Barlow Hut 100033708 Barron Saddle Hut 100075440 Basins Hut 100034518 Bealey Hut 100062737 Bealey Spur Hut 100062578 Becketts Hut 100072023 Beebys Hut 100043686 Beech Hut 100056333 Beetham Hut 100137053 Begley Hut 100060141 Belltown Manunui Hut 100137531 Benmore Hut 100064756 Big Bay Hut 100054490 Big Hellfire Hut 100054890 Big Hopwood Burn Hut 100059027 Big Hut 100030935 Big River Hut 100062898 Black Birch Bivouac 100055180 Black Birch Bivvy 100035098 Black Hill Hut 100034979 Blowfly Hut 100062367 Blue Lake Hut 100034944 Blue Mountain Hut 100061608 Blue Range Hut 100063241 Bluff Hut 100081516 Blyth Hut 100072710 Boar Inn 100038519 Bob's Camp Bivvy 100034980 Bobs Hut 100035094 Bog Inn Hut 100056882 Boo Boo Hut 100035203 Borland Bivvy 100059095 Bottom Gordon Hut 100064215 Bottom Misery Hut 100064269 Boulder Forks Hut 100039174 Boulder Lake Hut 100064304 Boundary Creek Hut 100038217 Boundary Creek Hut 100040276 Boundary Hut 100043893 Boundary Hut 100058228 Boyd Hut 100056200 Boyle Flat Hut 100063246 Branch Bivvy 100064268 Branch Creek Hut 100064309 Brass Monkey Bivvy 100075585 Brewster Hut 100038838 Brodrick Hut 100060561 Broken River Hut 100059546 Brown Hut 100075848 Brown Hut 100082273 Browning Hut 100065092 Browning Range Bivvy 100000552 Buckland Peak Hut 100040768 Bull Creek Hut 100000034 Bull Flat Hut 100074844 Bull Paddock Creek Hut 100043687 Bullendale Hut 100043138 Bungaree Hut 100072672 Burn Creek Hut 100060142 Burn Hut 100059757 Bush Hut 100059476 Bushline Hut 100064358 Buster Hut 100082272 Butler Junction Hut 100074783 Cameron Hut 100033712 Cameron Hut 100059248 Cameron Hut 100060749 Camerons Hut 100063294 Camp Creek Hut 100089251 Camp Stream Hut 100060645 Campbell Bivvy 100033870 Candlesticks Bivvy 100043375 Cannibal Gorge Hut 100075429 Canyon Creek Bivvy 100061485 Cape Brett Hut 100073818 Captains Creek Hut 100061254 Careys Hut 100058399 Carkeek Hut 100063238 Carlyle Hut 100059864 Carney's Bivvy No. 1 100043236 Carney's Bivvy No. 2 100043237 Caroline Hut 100058413 Carrington Hut 100062738 Carroll Hut 100061936 Cascade Hut 100055906 Casey Hut 100133716 Casino Hut 100065458 Cass Saddle Hut 100060889 Cassel Flat Hut 100059656 Castle Rock Hut 100060112 Castle Rocks Hut 100060357 Caswell Sound Hut 100071868 Cattle Creek Hut 100054640 Cattle Ridge Hut 100063395 Cavalier Hunters Hut 100055693 Caves Hut 100075556 Cecil Kings Hut 100034881 Cedar Flat Hut 100062207 Centennial Hut 100040566 Central Te Hoe Hut 100073399 Central Waiau Hut 100055798 Central Whirinaki Hut 100057250 Ces Clark Hut 100060940 Chaffey Hut 100075864 Chancellor Hut 100074917 Cheviot Downs Hut 100061861 Chew Tobacco Hunters Hut 100057328 Chimney Creek Hut 100082269 Christmas Flat Hut 100059653 Christmas Village Hunters Hut 100122608 Christmas Village Hut 100072011 Christopher (Ada) Cullers Hut 100063065 Christopher Hut 100063066 Clark Hut 100074877 Clark Hut - A Frame 100074649 Clinton Hut 100065076 Cobb Hut 100060063 Cold Stream Hut 100062866 Coldwater Hut 100060145 Colenso Hut 100072831 Colin Todd Hut 100074849 Comyns Hut 100030125 Cone Creek Hut 100075435 Cone Hut 100060785 Connors Creek Hut 100064171 Cookies Hut 100101767 Copland Shelter 100062671 Coppermine Creek Hut 100035141 Cotters Hut 100059475 County Stream Hut 100054572 Cow Creek Hut 100063239 Cowshed Hut 100030328 Crawford Junction Hut 100033868 Creswicke Flat Hut 100102372 Cromel Base Hut 100033537 Cromel Branch Hut 100033536 Crooked Spur Hut 100083243 Crosbies Hut 100083011 Crow Hut 100039503 Crow Hut 100071997 Crow Hut 100059868 Crow Hut 100081884 Crystal Bivvy 100072286 Crystal Hut 100043139 Cullers Hut 100060560 Cupola Hut 100061503 Curtis Memorial Hut 100043238 D'Urville Hut 100059908 Daleys Flat Hut 100058830 Daly's Clearing Hut 100056174 Daphne Hut 100072305 Dart Hut 100074858 Dasler Biv 100044464 Dead Dog Hut 100055423 Deas Cove Hut 100037975 Demon Trail Hut 100058225 Devils Creek Hut 100034926 Devils Den Bivvy 100038295 Dianes Hut 100055433 Dickie Spur Hut 100033575 Dillon Hut 100000803 Dillons Homestead Hut 100059349 Dodger Hut 100034563 Dog Kennel Bivvy 100083034 Dome Burn Sod Hut 100096756 Dominie Hut 100055373 Dorset Ridge Hut 100063240 Double Hut 100030128 Doubtful Hut 100075586 Doubtless Hut 100075587 Doughboy Bay Hut 100071867 Douglas Rock Hut 100062383 Downes Hut 100061031 Downies Hut 100059905 Dracophyllum Hut 100043902 Dubious Bivvy 100063734 Duckville Hut 100065459 Dumpling Hut 100058912 Dundas Hut 100034815 Dunns Creek Hut 100072396 Dynamo Hut 100043140 Dynamo Red Hut 100031572 Eade Memorial Hut 100065477 Earnslaw Hut 100031573 East Hawdon Bivvy 100081794 East Matakitaki Hut 100064345 East Ruggedy Hut 100053970 Edwards Hut 100061494 Eel Creek Hut 100034171 Elcho Hut 100059540 Elder Hut 100039321 Elizabeth Hut 100075437 Ellis Hut 100075831 Empress Hut 100075442 Erceg Hut 100065479 Esk Bivvy 100034582 Esquilant Bivvy Hut 100043518 Evangeline Bivvy 100062872 Evans Hut 100062414 Explorer Hut 100054219 Fenella Hut 100064112 Ferguson Hut 100059028 Fern Burn Hut 100080909 Fidgit Bivvy 100063733 Field Hut 100034797 Fishtail Hut 100064235 Flanagans Hut 100035065 Flora Hut 100060127 Forbes Bivvy 100065471 Forbes Hut 100059029 Forbes Hut (previously Seymour Hut) 100039016 Forks Hut 100065936 Forks Hut 100072824 Fosters Hut 100034927 Frampton's Hut 100040748 Freds Camp Hut 100043828 Freeman Burn Hut 100074675 French Ridge Hut 100043119 Freshwater Hut 100055692 Frew Hut 100030360 Frew Saddle Bivvy 100054136 Frisco Hut 100054509 Gabriel Hut 100062865 Garston Ski Hut 100090254 George Lyon Hut 100064165 George Sound Hut 100058625 Gerhardt Spur Bivvy 100054748 Ghost Lake Hut 100097391 Glaisnock Hut 100043654 Glenrae Bivvy 100062869 Glenrae Hut 100060797 Goat Creek Hut 100060545 Goat Pass Hut 100063470 Godley Hut 100043243 Gold Creek Hut 100055186 Gorge River Hut 100058994 Gosling Hut 100065847 Gouland Downs Hut 100064369 Granity Pass Hut 100030531 Grassy Flat Hut 100039195 Green Lake Hut 100074443 Green Point Hut 100094105 Greenstone Hut 100074854 Greigs Hut 100064007 Greys Hut 100072560 Griffin Creek Hut 100054620 Grough Hut 100060566 Growler Hut 100083032 Haast Hut 100075443 Hacket Hut 100061147 Hagens Hut 100060564 Halfway Hut 100058723 Hamilton Hut 100063461 Hanamahihi Hut 100073037 Happy Daze Hut 100054927 Hapuatuna Hunters Hut 100039936 Hapuku Hut 100064247 Harkness Hut 100054631 Harman Hut 100062499 Harper Pass Bivvy 100063295 Hauhungaroa Hut 100041044 Haurangi Hut 100086639 Hauroko Burn Hut 100059099 Hawdon Hut 100038137 Haycocks Bivvy 100061789 Healey Creek Hut 100055448 Heaphy Hut 100094975 Heather Jock Hut 100038360 Helicopter Flat Hut 100034876 Herepai Hut 100062929 Herricks Hut 100071768 Hidden Falls Hut 100043681 Hidden Hut 100064236 Hideaway Hut 100059543 Highland Creek Hut 100039555 Hinerua Hut 100055427 Historic Cedar Flat Hut 100060610 Historic Price Flat Hut 100062481 History of Manson Hut 100041021 Hokuri Hut 100038504 Holly Hut 100075837 Holyoakes Shelter 100081354 Home Hill Hut 100064750 Homestead Hunters Hut 100081526 Hooker Hut 100063445 Hope Arm Hut 100074713 Hope Halfway Hut 100062861 Hope Kiwi Lodge 100062598 Hopeless Hut 100061505 Horace Walker Hut 100075079 Hornby Bivvy 100043225 Horseshoe Flat Hut 100062366 Howletts Hut 100055713 Hunters Hut 100075073 Hunters Hut 100061176 Hunts Creek Hut 100034620 Hurricane Hut 100064348 Hurunui Hut 100072925 Hurunui Hut 100062597 Hurunui No. 3 Hut 100062596 Hut Creek Hut 100085248 Huxley Forks Hut 100034564 Ida Railway Hut 100082268 Ikawatea Forks Hut 100054931 Iris Burn Hut 100055189 Iron Bark Hut 100072001 Iron Gate Hut 100132644 Iron Whare 100072296 Irthing Hut 100056331 Island Gully Hut 100043689 Islands Hut 100056332 Isolation Hut 100061612 Ivory Lake Hut 100054670 Jacko Flat Hut 100055463 Jam Hut 100061617 James Mackay Hut 100098722 Jans Hut 100034793 Jervois Hut 100075584 Jim's Flat Hut 100062043 John Coull Hut 100061052 John Reid Hut 100060104 John Tait Hut 100060150 Johnson Hut 100060197 Jollie Hut 100094109 Jolliebrook Hut 100062864 Jubilee Hut 100038662 Julia Hut 100059504 Julia Hut (old) 100059503 Jumbo Hut 100061388 Junction Burn Hut 100035146 Junction Hut 100042895 Kahikatea Lodge 10000019 Kahui Hut 100064257 Kahunui Hut 100056231 Kahurangi Keepers house 100060060 Kahutara Bivvy 100064244 Kaiaraara Hut 100073976 Kaipo Hut 100044686 Kakapo Hut 100072289 Kanohirua Hut 100043227 Kapakapanui Hut 100062767 Karamea Bend Hut 100040089 Kauritatahi Hut 100057084 Kawakawa Hut 100034807 Kaweka Flats Bivvy 100072291 Kay Creek Hut 100031571 Kelly Knight Hut 100072269 Kellys Hunters Hut 100030976 Kelman Hut 100075296 Kennedy Memorial Hut 100060565 Kerin Forks Hut 100059144 Kime Hut 100094539 Kings Creek Hut 100034882 Kintail Hut 100058195 Kiritaki Hut 100072306 Kirtle Burn Hut 100040528 Kirwans Hut 100062710 Kiwi Burn Hut 100061993 Kiwi Flat Hut 100054668 Kiwi Hut 100034579 Kiwi Hut 100038182 Kiwi Mouth Hut 100033711 Kiwi Saddle Hut 100055182 Kiwi Saddle Hut 100060119 Koaunui Hut 100056032 Komata Hut 10000077 Kopuatai Duck Hut 1 100098283 Kopuatai Duck Hut 10 100098291 Kopuatai Duck Hut 12 100098292 Kopuatai Duck Hut 16 100098293 Kopuatai Duck Hut 17 100098294 Kopuatai Duck Hut 2 100098284 Kopuatai Duck Hut 3 100098285 Kopuatai Duck Hut 5 100098286 Kopuatai Duck Hut 6 100098287 Kopuatai Duck Hut 7 100098288 Kopuatai Duck Hut 8 100098289 Kopuatai Duck Hut 9 100098290 Koranga Forks Hut 100072193 Koropuku Hut 100075785 Kotepato Hut 100072735 Kowhai Hut 100063738 Kylie Bivvy 100071996 Kōhanga Atawhai – Manson Nicholls Hut 100131709 Lagoon Saddle A Frame Hut 100035121 Lagoon Saddle Hut 100034550 Lake Alabaster Hut 100000822 Lake Alexander Hut 100059963 Lake Chalice Hut 100063990 Lake Christabel Hut 100034669 Lake Guyon Hut 100062868 Lake Hankinson Hut 100058644 Lake Mackenzie Hut 100058875 Lake Man Bivvy 100062871 Lake Matiri Hut 100059907 Lake McRae Hut 100061543 Lake Morgan Hut 100054106 Lake Poteriteri Hut 100000062 Lake Roe Hut 100059096 Lake Stream Hut 100059409 Lake Thomson Hut 100058632 Lakehead Hut 100060146 Lame Duck Hut 100081613 Lane Cove Hut 100058116 Larrikin Creek Hut 100060140 Lauder Basin Hut 100059692 Lauper Biv 100065474 Lawrence Bivvy 100060522 Lawrence Hut 100062416 Leaning Lodge (Re-Built) 100098680 Lees Creek Hut 100064308 Leitch's Hut 100057270 Leon Kinvig Hut 100072311 Liebig Hut 100075445 Limestone Hut 100064243 Lincoln Hut 100044685 Little Glory Hunters Hut 100030937 Little Hellfire Hunters Hut 100128523 Liverpool Hut 100080906 Loch Maree Hut 100057908 Lochinvar Hut 100034523 Locke Stream Hut 100075784 Lonely Lake Hut 100034872 Long Harry Hut 100073465 Longview Hut 100054641 Lost Stream Bivvy 100060988 Lower Arahura Hut 100081518 Lower Goulter Hut 100059969 Lower Matakuhia Hut 100042720 Lower Olderog Bivvy 100033867 Lower Princhester Hut 100058149 Lower Salmon Creek Bivvy 100059804 Lower Wairaki Hut 100043825 Lower Windley Hut 100031292 Lucretia Hut 100062870 Lupton Hut 100055595 Luxmore Hut 100033374 Lyell Hut 100134889 Lyell Saddle Hut 100097401 Macaulay Hut 100060644 Mackenzie Bivvy (East branch) 100075589 Mackenzie Hut 100063293 Mackintosh Hut 100033707 Maclennan Hut 100058799 Magdalen Hut 100037700 Maitland Hut 100060920 Makahu Saddle Hut 100073073 Makakoere Hut 100042282 Makaretu Hut 100033740 Makarora Hut 100059246 Maketawa Hut 100063534 Makino Hut 100055177 Makomako Hut 100072187 Manaohou Right Branch Hut 100031266 Mangaehuehu Hut 100056212 Mangahao Flats Hut 100075605 Mangakahika Hut 100056127 Mangakirikiri Hut 100065466 Mangamako Hut 100042187 Mangamate Hut 100056129 Mangamuka Hut 100057086 Manganuku Hut 100031265 Mangaotane Hut (McMillans) 100040519 Mangapouri Hut 100065460 Mangatainoka Hut 100054632 Mangatepopo Hut 100000537 Mangatoatoa Hut 100065461 Mangatoetoe Hut 100063172 Mangaturutu Hut 100054630 Mangaturuturu Hut 100072934 Mansion Hut 100072024 Manson Bivvy 100054635 Manson Hut 100054583 Manuka Hut 100030127 Manuoha Hut 100043228 Maori Saddle Hut 100062449 Marauiti Hut 100033502 Maropea Forks Hut 100097446 Martin's Hut 100072022 Martins Bay Hut 100043653 Martins Creek Hunters Hut 100081528 Mason Bay Hut 100054075 Mataketake Hut 100129571 Mathias Hut 100060746 Maungahuka Hut 100063308 McConchies Hut 100059906 McCoy Hut 100065473 McGregor Bivvy 100062970 McIntosh Hut 100040290 McIntyre Hut 100030575 McKellar Hut 100090255 McKerrow Island Hut 100035152 McKinnon Hut 100055712 Meg Hut 100060707 Mid Caples Hut 100096404 Mid Goulter Hut 100059970 Mid King Bivvy 100063028 Mid Pohangina Hut 100072309 Mid Robinson Hut 100063183 Mid Silverstream Hut 100061610 Mid Styx Hut 100061893 Mid Taipo Hut 100059348 Mid Trent Hut 100035133 Mid Waiohine Hut 100061393 Mid Wairoa Hut 100061742 Middle Gorge Hut 100039155 Middle Head Hut 100060433 Middle Hill Hut 100073234 Middy Creek Hut 100059887 Mikonui Flat Hut 100062022 Mikonui Spur Bivvy 100033576 Minchin Bivvy 100075782 Mingha Bivvy 100061497 Ministry of Works Historic Hut 100035040 Mintaro Hut 100133953 Mistake Flat Hut 100065470 Mitre Flats Hut 100062969 Moa Stream Hut 100034519 Moerangi Hut 100056872 Mokihinui Forks Hut 100060751 Mole Hut 100064347 Monowai Hut 100062081 Montgomerie Hut 100075317 Monument Hut 100075307 Moonbeam Hut 100033776 Moonlight Tops Hut 100128444 Moonlight and Roses Hut 100085625 Morgan Hut 100064355 Motukawanui Hut 100040743 Moturau Hut 100055524 Motutapere Hut 100056979 Mount Misery Hut 100064126 Mt Arthur Hut 100075829 Mt Bee Bunkrooms 100058756 Mt Brown Hut 100088433 Mt Curtis Hut 100095579 Mt Fell Hut 100060987 Mt Fyffe Hut 100063735 Mt Heale Hut 100086125 Mt Rintoul Hut 100060985 Mt Sunday Bivvy 100075557 Mudflats Hut 100062051 Mueller Hut 100040842 Mullins Hut 100055565 Mungo Hut 100063409 Murchison Hut 100031574 Murphy's Bivvy 100065472 Murray Hunters Hut 100098966 Myttons Hut 100034865 Nardoo Hut 100044065 Neave Hut 100044541 Neill Forks Hut 100063046 Newton Creek Hut 100055450 Newton Range Bivvy 100033763 Ngaawapurua Hut 100033709 Ngahiramai Hut 100055145 Ngamoko Hut 100072834 Ngapurua Hut 100081146 Nichols Hut 100075537 Nicholsons Hut 100043894 Nikau Flat Hut 100054961 Nina Hut 100075329 Nolans Hut 100055584 North Arm Hut 100058703 North Big Glory Hunters Hut 100040564 North Borland Hut 100064964 North Esk Hut (dilapidated) 100063298 North Mangahao Bivvy 100060763 North Ohau Hut 100039234 North Pegasus Hunters Hut 100040562 North Tikotatahi Hunters Hut 100041350 Oamaru Hut 100056797 Officers Hut 100038673 Ohane Hut 100031264 Ohora Hut 100072188 Okui Hut 100055339 Old Basins Hut 100035123 Old Man Hut 100063991 Old Woman Hut 100042893 Olivine Hut 100058074 Omaka Bivvy 100059964 Omaru Hut 100065713 Omarukokere Bivvy 100055374 Onepu Hut 100072732 Onslow Hut (Steffan Memorial Hut) 100043242 Oreti Hut 100072448 Oronui Hut 100065467 Otamatapaio Hut 100039154 Otane Hut 100043342 Otanetea Hut 100031262 Otapukawa Hut 100065464 Otehake Hut 100034522 Otukota Hut 100054932 Oturere Hut 100073019 Otutu Hut 100033710 Packhorse Hut 100034981 Pahautea Hut (Old) 100034558 Pakihi Hut 100072191 Pakituhi Hut 100085583 Palmer Bivvy 100064246 Palmer Hut 100039015 Panekire Hut 100035208 Papatahi Hut 100086641 Pararaki Hut 100060051 Parawai Lodge 100063366 Park Morpeth Hut 100064755 Parks Peak Hut 100073013 Paske Hut 100035091 Peach Cove Hut 100058130 Pearson Hut 100041790 Pell Stream Hut 100034326 Penk Hut 100064237 Penn Creek Hut 100034798 Perry Saddle Hut 100092426 Pfeifer Bivvy 100037933 Philip J Cox Memorial Hut 100091439 Pinchgut Hut 100034978 Pinnacle Bivvy 100054510 Pinnacles Hut 100043353 Pinnacles Hut 100061482 Pioneer Hut 100065846 Piripiri Hut 100056525 Plateau Hut 100039037 Poet Hut 100062278 Polluck Creek Hut 100033869 Pool Hut 100085931 Poor Pete's Hut 100090233 Pororari Hut 100128448 Port Adventure Hunters Hut 100072277 Port Craig School Hut 100058615 Port William Hut 100055526 Porters Creek Hut 100035068 Potts Hut 100040275 Poulter Bivvy 100030269 Poulter Hut 100059856 Pourangaki Hut 100072832 Pouri Hut 100065715 Poutaki Hut 100072002 Pouākai Hut 100061641 Powell Hut 100130805 Price Basin Hut 100072395 Price Flat Hut 100062277 Puketeraki Bivvy 100034521 Puketi Forest Hut 100074377 Puketotara Hut 100044063 Purity Hut 100038263 Puteore Hut 100061260 Pāhautea Hut 100097715 Racemans Hut 100043141 Rakeahua Hut 100055694 Ranger Bivvy 100034584 Rangipo Hut 100072706 Rangiwahia Hut 100056522 Rapid Creek Hut 100062208 Raukawa Lodge 100060765 Reardon Hut 100034567 Red Hills Hut 100081276 Red Hut 100065478 Red Stag Hut 100057624 Redcliff Hut 100072447 Reischek Hut 100062415 Renata Hut 100061350 Rerekapa Hut 100043688 Richmond Saddle Hut 100063992 Riordans Hut 100061113 Roaring Billy Hut 100061833 Roaring Lion Hut 100061168 Roaring Stag Hut 100038948 Rocks Ahead Bivouac 100033736 Rocks Ahead Hut 100055415 Rocks Hut 100061255 Rockslide Hut 100055432 Rocky Creek Hut 100054666 Rod Donald Hut 100102907 Rodger Inlet Hut 100081177 Rodger Inlet Hut (historic) 100058417 Roebuck Hut 100059888 Rogers Hut (Te Wairoa) 100056871 Rokeby Hut 100063076 Roses Hut 100038369 Routeburn Falls Hut 100065316 Routeburn Flats Hut 100059056 Royal Hut 100083033 Ruahine Corner Hut 100056529 Ruahine Hut 100055431 Sabine Hut 100040559 Salisbury Lodge 100064281 Sandy Bay Hut 100073082 Sawyer Burn Hut 100042165 Saxon Hut 100060081 Saxton Hut 100064238 Sayer Hut 100075611 Scamper Torrent Hut 100054669 Scone Hut 100000538 Scotties Hut 100083563 Scottys Bivvy 100053869 Sedgemere Sleepout 100065614 Sefton Bivouac 100063446 Sentry Box Hut (historic) 100071787 Serpentine Hut 100054573 Severn Hut 100037806 Shallow Bay Hut 100054155 Shamrock Hut 100060563 Shelter Rock Hut 100059128 Shepherd Creek Hut 100058073 Siberia Hut 100059971 Siberia Hut 100091403 Silverstream Bivvy 100061609 Sir Robert Hut 100054137 Skips Hut (Whangatawhia) 100033953 Slaty Creek Hut 100075434 Slaty Hut 100061149 Slaughterburn Hut 100082661 Slip Flat Hut 100059208 Smiths Stream Hut 100056527 Smoky Hunters Hut 100101442 Smyth Hut 100074918 Snowgrass Hut 100039340 Snowy Gorge Hut 100044463 Soper Shelter 100102808 South Huxley Bivvy 100060562 South Ohau Hut 100038299 South Opuha Hut 100094217 South Pegasus Hunters Hut 100040563 South Temple Hut 100034569 Southwest Arm Hunters Hut 100073711 Sparrowhawk Bivvy 100072003 Speargrass Hut 100039734 Specimen Point Hut 100097382 Spence Hut 100056330 Splugeons Rock Shelter 100060120 Spoon / Morgans Hut 100058782 Spurs Hut 100062543 St Jacob's Hut 100075588 St Winifreds Hut 100043235 Stafford Hut 100081587 Stag Flat Shelter 100030281 Staircase Hut 100030357 Stan's Hut 100041205 Stanfield Hut 100055422 Starveall Hut 100061740 Steele Creek Hut 100031570 Stern Valley Hut 100097388 Steyning Hut 100031289 Stodys Hut 100085582 Stone Hut 100083035 Stone Hut 100064078 Stoney Creek Hut 100064697 Stony Stream Bivvy 100075583 Studholme Saddle Hut 100055181 Sudden Valley Bivvy 100030268 Sunrise Hut 100055421 Supper Cove Hut 100057899 Sutherlands Hut 100060768 Sylvester Hut 100040740 Syme Hut 100043332 Tahupo Hut 100041832 Tailings Hut 100082270 Taipo Hut 100074496 Taipo Hut 100034874 Takarua Hut 100065683 Tangihua Hut 100043899 Tarn Bivvy 100035199 Tarn Hut 100059802 Tarn Hut 100060986 Tarn Ridge Hut 100075610 Taruarau Bivvy 100071994 Tasman Saddle Hut 100075444 Tataweka Hut 100065463 Tauanui Hut 100063244 Taurawharona Hut 100043343 Tautuku Hut 100058801 Tawa Hut 100072192 Tawhiwhi Hut 100055143 Te Ekaou Hut 100072304 Te Matawai Hut 100063368 Te Oneroa A-frame Hut 100062000 Te Panaa Hut 100073360 Te Pourewa Hut 100072737 Te Pua Hut 100065465 Te Puia Hut (Lodge) 100073237 Te Pukeohikarua (Te Puke) Hut 100033714 Te Rangaakapua Hut 100075617 Te Rereatukahia Hut 100056832 Te Totara Hut 100033506 Te Waiotukapiti Hut 100033509 Te Waiti Hut 100054965 Te Whare Okioki 100132129 Teal Bay Hut 100074899 Telford Hut 100042338 Ten Man Hut 100044544 Tent Camp 100060064 The Gut Hut 100058155 Thomas River Hut 100058783 Thor Hut 100034879 Three Mile Stream Hut 100063296 Tiraumea Hut 100061762 Toaroha Saddle Bivvy 100075164 Toka Bivvy 100072833 Top Butler Hut 100074785 Top Crawford Hut 100086628 Top Crooked Hut 100054107 Top Dingle Hut 100059474 Top Forks Hut 100059145 Top Forks Old Hut 100059146 Top Gordon Hut 100061607 Top Gorge Hut 100055715 Top Hope Hut 100063057 Top Hut 100038193 Top Hut 100040277 Top Hut 100034566 Top Kokatahi Hut 100038435 Top Leatham Hut 100064214 Top Maropea Hut 100072310 Top Misery Hut 100064270 Top Olderog Bivvy 100055449 Top Robinson Hut 100062315 Top Timaru Hut 100060712 Top Toaroha Hut 100062301 Top Trent Hut/Lagoon Hut 100059346 Top Tuke Hut 100072394 Top Wairoa Hut 100061741 Top Waitaha Hut 100054672 Top Waitahu Bivvy 100034330 Totara Flats Hut 100041830 Townsend Hut 100034580 Trains Hut 100063550 Traverse (A-Frame) Hut 100072825 Trevor Carter Hut 100061174 Triangle Hut 100072830 Tribulation Hut 100084247 Trilobite Hut 100061116 Triplex Hut 100064495 Trust/Poulter Hut 100075781 Tunnel Creek Hut 100062380 Turere Lodge 100089121 Turkeys Nest Bivvy 100043221 Turnbull Bivvy 100059548 Turnbull's (Big Dam) Hut 100056297 Tussock Hut 100055378 Tutaekuri Hut 100040707 Tutu Hut 100031288 Tutuwai Hut 100063125 Two Mile Hut 100043142 Tīeke Marae/Kāinga 100063328 Unknown Stream Hut 100059544 Upper Cromel Hut 100072025 Upper D'Urville Hut 100061302 Upper Deception Hut 100075783 Upper Gridiron Hut 100075825 Upper Lords Hunters Hut 100090949 Upper Makaroro Hut 100055429 Upper Matakuhia Hut 100042461 Upper Nina Bivvy 100063490 Upper Oreti Hut 100030327 Upper Princhester Hut 100072446 Upper South Branch Hurunui Hut 100075590 Upper Spey Hut 100057665 Upper Te Hoe Hut 100056619 Upper Travers Hut 100041099 Upper Wairaki Hut 100031291 Upper Whirinaki Hut 100073680 Upper Windley Hut 100035406 Urquhart's Hut 100034520 Veil Biv 100122736 Venison Tops Hut (Tira Lodge) 100055416 Venus Hut 100082399 Waiau Hut 100122465 Waiaua Gorge Hut 100063698 Waiawa Hut 100055146 Waiharuru Hut 100043530 Waihohonu Hut 100081242 Waihua Hut 100031263 Waihāhā Hut 100040830 Waikamaka Hut 100055428 Waikare Junction Hut 100056434 Waikiti Hut 100059343 Waimak Gorge - Hamilton Hut 100085934 Waimak Gorge - Walker Hut 100085933 Waimakariri Falls Hut 100059955 Waingaro Forks Hut 100060066 Waingongoro Hut 100061023 Wainui Hut 100064317 Waiopaoa Hut 100055336 Waiopehu Hut 100040085 Waiorongomai Hut 100062930 Waiotauru Hut 100131850 Waipakihi Hut 100056298 Waipawa Forks Hut 100033705 Wairaurahiri Hut 100058861 Waitawheta Hut 100039054 Waitewaewae Hut 100065710 Waitutu Hut 100058859 Wakelings Hut 100054928 Wallers Hut 100038361 Warden Hut 100039299 Washpool Hut 100064391 Watchdog Hut 100062417 Waterfall Hut 100064479 Weka Burnet Bivvy 100059545 Welcome Flat Hut 100059655 West Arm Hut 100058315 West Burn Hut 100065857 West Harper Hut 100061488 West Mathias Bivvy 100060745 West Sabine Hut 100064155 Westies Hut 100038202 Whakapapaiti Hut 100056292 Whakatakaa Hut 100065705 Whangaehu Hut 100041250 Whangamarino Duck Hut B 100098295 Whangamarino Duck Hut C 100098296 Whangamarino Duck Hut E 100098297 Whanganui Hut 100073373 Whare Creek Hut 100043834 Wharekahika Hut 100072480 Wharepapa Hut 100059788 Wharfedale Hut 100061399 Whariwharangi Hut 100061135 Wheel Creek Hut 100034329 Whymper Hut 100033580 Wildlife Hut 100043254 Wilkinson Hut 100059506 Wills Hut 100060268 Winchcombe Biv 2021 100137086 Wire Yards Hut 100082266 Woolshed Creek Hut 100062554 Worsley Bivvy 100034581 Worsley Hut 100071870 Wānaka Faces Hut 100099984 Yankee River Hut 100072451 Yeats Ridge Hut 100034621 Young Hut 100039578 Youngman Stream Hut 100059803 Zekes Hut 100030272 Zoo Hut 100061613 Ōtamahua Hut 100130661

All huts

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Hut all table

Name AssetId Status Coordinates Region
A Frame Hut100030126OPEN-43.383, 171.37 Canterbury
Abrahams Bay Hunters Hut100039845OPEN-46.948, 168.023 Southland
Ada Pass Hut100059406OPEN-42.304, 172.457 West Coast
Adelaide Tarn Hut100075879OPEN-40.943, 172.543 Nelson/Tasman
Adventure Bivvy100034619OPEN-42.972, 171.165 West Coast
Ahuriri Base Hut100034565OPEN-44.272, 169.599 Canterbury
Albert Burn Hut100059331OPEN-44.342, 169.035 Otago
Alfred Hut100064245OPEN-42.325, 173.349 Marlborough
Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge100038197OPEN-39.955, 176.018 Manawatu/Whanganui
Almer Hut100061940OPEN-43.475, 170.208 West Coast
Alpha Hut100065711OPEN-40.986, 175.282 Wairarapa
Anatoki Forks Hut100064302OPEN-40.939, 172.608 Nelson/Tasman
Anchorage Hut100094828OPEN-40.957, 173.058 Nelson/Tasman
Anderson Memorial Hut100034811OPEN-40.846, 175.356 Wellington/Kapiti
Anderson's Hut100034516CLSD-42.902, 172.157 Canterbury
Angelus Hut100081275OPEN-41.888, 172.749 Nelson/Tasman
Anne Hut100090113OPEN-42.351, 172.529 Canterbury
Ant Stream Bivvy100034583OPEN-42.867, 172.096 Canterbury
Ant Stream Hut100034515OPEN-42.897, 172.089 Canterbury
Anti Crow Hut100063006OPEN-43, 171.511 Canterbury
Aokaparangi Hut100061375OPEN-40.892, 175.36 Wellington/Kapiti
Aparima - Tony's Hut100055258OPEN-45.708, 168
Aparima Forks Hut100035408OPEN-45.671, 167.93 Southland
Aparima Hut100056329OPEN-45.707, 167.999 Southland
Apiti Hut100065462REMD-38.281, 176.965 East Coast
Aranga Hut100135652CLSD-39.634, 176.254 Manawatu/Whanganui
Archie's Hut - Copper Creek100031575OPEN-44.796, 168.637 Otago
Architect Creek Hut100061979OPEN-43.611, 169.885 West Coast
Arete Forks Hut100063387OPEN-40.765, 175.456 Wairarapa
Arete Hut100038242OPEN-40.749, 175.437 Wairarapa
Army Hut100054491OPEN-45.258, 168.028 Southland
Asbestos Cottage100075868OPEN-41.13, 172.692 Nelson/Tasman
Ashton Hut100031290OPEN-45.384, 168.268 Southland
Aspiring Hut100074848OPEN-44.477, 168.66 Otago
Atiwhakatu Hut100082084OPEN-40.868, 175.454 Wairarapa
Avoca Hut100064753OPEN-43.053, 171.43 Canterbury
Awapoto Hut100064371OPEN-40.863, 172.939 Nelson/Tasman
Awaroa Hut100042865OPEN-40.865, 173.018 Nelson/Tasman
Awatere Hut100071769OPEN-39.971, 176.139 Hawke’s Bay
Back Basins Hide100061447OPEN-43.087, 171.433 Canterbury
Back Ridge Bivouac100033737OPEN-39.289, 176.331 Hawke’s Bay
Back Ridge Hut100033715OPEN-39.277, 176.357 Hawke’s Bay
Back Valley Hut100061869OPEN-45.6, 167.581 Fiordland
Baikie Hut100060647OPEN-44.108, 170.065 Canterbury
Ball Hut100088813OPEN-43.625, 170.191 Canterbury
Ballarat Hut - Flood Burn100031576OPEN-44.751, 168.657 Otago
Ballard Hut100054634OPEN-39.238, 176.37 Hawke’s Bay
Balloon Hut100060122OPEN-41.169, 172.622 Nelson/Tasman
Barbers Hut100075555OPEN-41.864, 173.169 Marlborough
Bark Bay Hut100075680OPEN-40.916, 173.049 Nelson/Tasman
Barker Hut100064754OPEN-42.989, 171.398 Canterbury
Barlow Hut100033708OPEN-39.714, 176.212 Manawatu/Whanganui
Barron Saddle Hut100075440OPEN-43.76, 170 Canterbury
Basins Hut100034518OPEN-43.101, 171.479 Canterbury
Bealey Hut100062737OPEN-43.038, 171.642 Canterbury
Bealey Spur Hut100062578OPEN-43.034, 171.57 Canterbury
Becketts Hut100072023OPEN-45.655, 168.003 Southland
Beebys Hut100043686OPEN-41.719, 172.931 Nelson/Tasman
Beech Hut100056333OPEN-45.347, 168.435 Southland
Beetham Hut100137053OPEN-43.566, 170.249 Canterbury
Begley Hut100060141OPEN-42.034, 172.8 Nelson/Tasman
Belltown Manunui Hut100137531OPEN-41.347, 172.227 West Coast
Benmore Hut100064756OPEN-43.369, 171.757 Canterbury
Big Bay Hut100054490OPEN-44.299, 168.115 Fiordland
Big Hellfire Hut100054890OPEN-46.814, 167.738 Southland
Big Hopwood Burn Hut100059027OPEN-44.303, 169.324 Otago
Big Hut100030935OPEN-45.436, 170.075 Otago
Big River Hut100062898OPEN-42.245, 171.893 West Coast
Black Birch Bivouac100055180OPEN-39.302, 176.438 Hawke’s Bay
Black Birch Bivvy100035098OPEN-41.718, 173.821 Marlborough
Black Hill Hut100034979OPEN-43.179, 172.006 Canterbury
Blowfly Hut100062367OPEN-43.793, 169.346 West Coast
Blue Lake Hut100034944OPEN-42.058, 172.656 Nelson/Tasman
Blue Mountain Hut100061608OPEN-41.863, 173.324 Marlborough
Blue Range Hut100063241OPEN-40.793, 175.519 Wairarapa
Bluff Hut100081516OPEN-43.047, 171.127 West Coast
Blyth Hut100072710OPEN-39.332, 175.525 Central North Island
Boar Inn100038519OPEN-41.346, 174.969 Wellington/Kapiti
Bob's Camp Bivvy100034980OPEN-43.142, 172.292 Canterbury
Bobs Hut100035094OPEN-42.225, 172.486 Nelson/Tasman
Bog Inn Hut100056882OPEN-38.583, 175.629 Waikato
Boo Boo Hut100035203OPEN-42.928, 171.198 West Coast
Borland Bivvy100059095OPEN-45.74, 167.373 Fiordland
Bottom Gordon Hut100064215OPEN-41.927, 173.14 Marlborough
Bottom Misery Hut100064269OPEN-41.912, 173.049 Marlborough
Boulder Forks Hut100039174OPEN-41.79, 173.254 Marlborough
Boulder Lake Hut100064304OPEN-40.9, 172.579 Nelson/Tasman
Boundary Creek Hut100038217OPEN-44.729, 169.855 Otago
Boundary Creek Hut100040276OPEN-43.529, 171.071 Canterbury
Boundary Hut100043893OPEN-45.33, 169.145 Otago
Boundary Hut100058228OPEN-45.14, 168.179 Southland
Boyd Hut100056200OPEN-39.155, 176.169 Central North Island
Boyle Flat Hut100063246OPEN-42.466, 172.46 Canterbury
Branch Bivvy100064268OPEN-41.965, 173.035 Marlborough
Branch Creek Hut100064309OPEN-41.524, 172.511 Nelson/Tasman
Brass Monkey Bivvy100075585CLSD-42.42, 172.316 Canterbury
Brewster Hut100038838OPEN-44.088, 169.412 Otago
Brodrick Hut100060561OPEN-43.975, 169.729 Canterbury
Broken River Hut100059546OPEN-43.19, 171.836 Canterbury
Brown Hut100075848OPEN-40.851, 172.447 Nelson/Tasman
Brown Hut100082273OPEN-44.889, 170.265 Otago
Browning Hut100065092OPEN-41.414, 173.277 Nelson/Tasman
Browning Range Bivvy100000552OPEN-42.906, 171.274 West Coast
Buckland Peak Hut100040768OPEN-41.874, 171.629 West Coast
Bull Creek Hut100000034OPEN-42.893, 171.968 Canterbury
Bull Flat Hut100074844OPEN-44.158, 169.538 Otago
Bull Paddock Creek Hut100043687OPEN-41.833, 172.996 Nelson/Tasman
Bullendale Hut100043138OPEN-44.788, 168.674 Otago
Bungaree Hut100072672OPEN-46.809, 168.034 Southland
Burn Creek Hut100060142OPEN-42.157, 172.449 Nelson/Tasman
Burn Hut100059757OPEN-40.62, 175.529 Wellington/Kapiti
Bush Hut100059476OPEN-44.409, 169.462 Otago
Bushline Hut100064358OPEN-41.837, 172.823 Nelson/Tasman
Buster Hut100082272OPEN-44.922, 170.264 Otago
Butler Junction Hut100074783OPEN-43.408, 170.414 West Coast
Cameron Hut100033712OPEN-39.362, 176.291 Hawke’s Bay
Cameron Hut100059248OPEN-44.199, 169.316 Otago
Cameron Hut100060749OPEN-43.367, 171.018 Canterbury
Camerons Hut100063294OPEN-42.711, 171.952 Canterbury
Camp Creek Hut100089251OPEN-42.706, 171.561 West Coast
Camp Stream Hut100060645OPEN-43.794, 170.649 Canterbury
Campbell Bivvy100033870OPEN-42.898, 171.354 West Coast
Candlesticks Bivvy100043375OPEN-42.829, 172.024 Canterbury
Cannibal Gorge Hut100075429OPEN-42.327, 172.43 West Coast
Canyon Creek Bivvy100061485OPEN-43.108, 171.155 Canterbury
Cape Brett Hut100073818OPEN-35.173, 174.331 Northland
Captains Creek Hut100061254OPEN-41.374, 173.435 Marlborough
Careys Hut100058399OPEN-45.188, 168.165 Southland
Carkeek Hut100063238OPEN-40.79, 175.396 Wairarapa
Carlyle Hut100059864OPEN-42.55, 172.496 Canterbury
Carney's Bivvy No. 1100043236OPEN-43.496, 170.662 Canterbury
Carney's Bivvy No. 2100043237OPEN-43.496, 170.662 Canterbury
Caroline Hut100058413OPEN-45.941, 167.283 Fiordland
Carrington Hut100062738OPEN-42.96, 171.448 Canterbury
Carroll Hut100061936OPEN-42.791, 171.553 West Coast
Cascade Hut100055906OPEN-39.058, 176.112 Central North Island
Casey Hut100133716OPEN-42.896, 171.871 Canterbury
Casino Hut100065458REMD-38.314, 176.909 East Coast
Cass Saddle Hut100060889OPEN-43.097, 171.692 Canterbury
Cassel Flat Hut100059656OPEN-43.658, 169.827 West Coast
Castle Rock Hut100060112OPEN-40.962, 172.954 Nelson/Tasman
Castle Rocks Hut100060357OPEN-43.454, 170.166 West Coast
Caswell Sound Hut100071868OPEN-45.048, 167.309 Fiordland
Cattle Creek Hut100054640OPEN-40.066, 176.064 Manawatu/Whanganui
Cattle Ridge Hut100063395OPEN-40.73, 175.503 Wairarapa
Cavalier Hunters Hut100055693OPEN-46.963, 167.723 Southland
Caves Hut100075556OPEN-41.806, 173.19 Marlborough
Cecil Kings Hut100034881OPEN-41.467, 172.479 Nelson/Tasman
Cedar Flat Hut100062207OPEN-42.963, 171.144 West Coast
Centennial Hut100040566OPEN-43.511, 170.234 West Coast
Central Te Hoe Hut100073399OPEN-38.867, 176.767 East Coast
Central Waiau Hut100055798CLSD-38.768, 176.847 East Coast
Central Whirinaki Hut100057250OPEN-38.771, 176.653 East Coast
Ces Clark Hut100060940OPEN-42.294, 171.392 West Coast
Chaffey Hut100075864OPEN-41.095, 172.571 Nelson/Tasman
Chancellor Hut100074917OPEN-43.511, 170.108 West Coast
Cheviot Downs Hut100061861OPEN-45.632, 167.786 Southland
Chew Tobacco Hunters Hut100057328OPEN-47.017, 168.211
Chimney Creek Hut100082269OPEN-44.815, 170.189
Christmas Flat Hut100059653OPEN-43.719, 169.908 West Coast
Christmas Village Hunters Hut100122608OPEN-46.751, 167.981 Southland
Christmas Village Hut100072011OPEN-46.744, 167.979 Southland
Christopher (Ada) Cullers Hut100063065OPEN-42.283, 172.558 Canterbury
Christopher Hut100063066OPEN-42.288, 172.565 Canterbury
Clark Hut100074877OPEN-45.784, 167.319 Fiordland
Clark Hut - A Frame100074649OPEN-45.792, 167.331 Fiordland
Clinton Hut100065076OPEN-44.907, 167.908 Fiordland
Cobb Hut100060063OPEN-41.056, 172.525 Nelson/Tasman
Cold Stream Hut100062866OPEN-42.744, 172.382 Canterbury
Coldwater Hut100060145OPEN-41.87, 172.817 Nelson/Tasman
Colenso Hut100072831OPEN-39.672, 176.141 Manawatu/Whanganui
Colin Todd Hut100074849OPEN-44.372, 168.695 Otago
Comyns Hut100030125OPEN-43.429, 171.367 Canterbury
Cone Creek Hut100075435OPEN-42.682, 171.733 West Coast
Cone Hut100060785OPEN-40.988, 175.345 Wairarapa
Connors Creek Hut100064171OPEN-42.005, 172.885 Nelson/Tasman
Cookies Hut100101767OPEN-43.485, 171.443 Canterbury
Copland Shelter100062671OPEN-43.655, 170.098 Canterbury
Coppermine Creek Hut100035141OPEN-43.823, 169.168 West Coast
Cotters Hut100059475OPEN-44.362, 169.517 Otago
County Stream Hut100054572OPEN-43.158, 170.85 West Coast
Cow Creek Hut100063239OPEN-40.777, 175.491 Wairarapa
Cowshed Hut100030328OPEN-45.372, 168.472 Southland
Crawford Junction Hut100033868OPEN-42.96, 171.234 West Coast
Creswicke Flat Hut100102372OPEN-43.923, 169.689 West Coast
Cromel Base Hut100033537OPEN-45.539, 168.356 Southland
Cromel Branch Hut100033536OPEN-45.473, 168.36 Southland
Crooked Spur Hut100083243OPEN-43.624, 170.79 Canterbury
Crosbies Hut100083011OPEN-37.046, 175.602 Coromandel
Crow Hut100039503OPEN-37.94, 175.966
Crow Hut100071997OPEN-39.767, 176.085 Manawatu/Whanganui
Crow Hut100059868OPEN-42.943, 171.517 Canterbury
Crow Hut100081884OPEN-41.293, 172.469 Nelson/Tasman
Crystal Bivvy100072286OPEN-42.996, 171.153 West Coast
Crystal Hut100043139OPEN-44.83, 168.667 Otago
Cullers Hut100060560OPEN-43.922, 169.837 Canterbury
Cupola Hut100061503OPEN-41.972, 172.733 Nelson/Tasman
Curtis Memorial Hut100043238OPEN-43.452, 170.713 Canterbury
D'Urville Hut100059908OPEN-41.906, 172.646 Nelson/Tasman
Daleys Flat Hut100058830OPEN-44.548, 168.374 Otago
Daly's Clearing Hut100056174OPEN-37.485, 175.763 Bay of Plenty
Daphne Hut100072305OPEN-39.913, 176.144 Hawke’s Bay
Dart Hut100074858OPEN-44.522, 168.554 Otago
Dasler Biv100044464OPEN-43.956, 169.846 Canterbury
Dead Dog Hut100055423OPEN-39.578, 176.297 Hawke’s Bay
Deas Cove Hut100037975OPEN-45.194, 166.973 Fiordland
Demon Trail Hut100058225OPEN-44.494, 168.073 Fiordland
Devils Creek Hut100034926OPEN-41.416, 173.577 Marlborough
Devils Den Bivvy100038295OPEN-42.488, 172.294 Canterbury
Dianes Hut100055433OPEN-39.542, 176.284 Hawke’s Bay
Dickie Spur Hut100033575OPEN-43.059, 170.87 West Coast
Dillon Hut100000803OPEN-42.786, 171.487 West Coast
Dillons Homestead Hut100059349OPEN-42.784, 171.486 West Coast
Dodger Hut100034563OPEN-43.896, 169.879 Canterbury
Dog Kennel Bivvy100083034OPEN-43.584, 170.81 Canterbury
Dome Burn Sod Hut100096756OPEN-45.645, 168.721
Dominie Hut100055373OPEN-39.281, 176.394 Hawke’s Bay
Dorset Ridge Hut100063240OPEN-40.808, 175.422 Wairarapa
Double Hut100030128OPEN-43.496, 171.261 Canterbury
Doubtful Hut100075586OPEN-42.531, 172.283 Canterbury
Doubtless Hut100075587OPEN-42.522, 172.226 Canterbury
Doughboy Bay Hut100071867OPEN-47.031, 167.706 Southland
Douglas Rock Hut100062383OPEN-43.653, 170.019 West Coast
Downes Hut100061031OPEN-39.726, 175.132 Manawatu/Whanganui
Downies Hut100059905OPEN-42.133, 172.525 Nelson/Tasman
Dracophyllum Hut100043902OPEN-40.77, 175.389 Wellington/Kapiti
Dubious Bivvy100063734OPEN-42.217, 173.563 Marlborough
Duckville Hut100065459OPEN-38.363, 176.879 East Coast
Dumpling Hut100058912OPEN-44.768, 167.765 Fiordland
Dundas Hut100034815OPEN-40.717, 175.466 Wairarapa
Dunns Creek Hut100072396OPEN-42.835, 171.429 West Coast
Dynamo Hut100043140OPEN-44.801, 168.663 Otago
Dynamo Red Hut100031572OPEN-44.803, 168.653 Otago
Eade Memorial Hut100065477OPEN-43.519, 170.482 Canterbury
Earnslaw Hut100031573OPEN-44.622, 168.448 Otago
East Hawdon Bivvy100081794OPEN-42.9, 171.776 Canterbury
East Matakitaki Hut100064345OPEN-42.194, 172.557 Nelson/Tasman
East Ruggedy Hut100053970OPEN-46.723, 167.746 Southland
Edwards Hut100061494OPEN-42.943, 171.647 Canterbury
Eel Creek Hut100034171OPEN-45.882, 167.361 Fiordland
Elcho Hut100059540OPEN-43.931, 169.83 Canterbury
Elder Hut100039321OPEN-40.972, 175.232 Wellington/Kapiti
Elizabeth Hut100075437OPEN-42.688, 171.784 West Coast
Ellis Hut100075831OPEN-41.239, 172.685 Nelson/Tasman
Empress Hut100075442OPEN-43.595, 170.122 Canterbury
Erceg Hut100065479OPEN-43.846, 169.916 Canterbury
Esk Bivvy100034582OPEN-42.896, 172.222 Canterbury
Esquilant Bivvy Hut100043518OPEN-44.615, 168.407 Otago
Evangeline Bivvy100062872CLSD-42.682, 172.279 Canterbury
Evans Hut100062414OPEN-43.26, 171.031 Canterbury
Explorer Hut100054219OPEN-43.003, 170.934 West Coast
Fenella Hut100064112OPEN-41.05, 172.525 Nelson/Tasman
Ferguson Hut100059028OPEN-44.12, 169.551 Otago
Fern Burn Hut100080909OPEN-44.74, 168.985 Otago
Fidgit Bivvy100063733OPEN-42.177, 173.63 Marlborough
Field Hut100034797OPEN-40.908, 175.256 Wellington/Kapiti
Fishtail Hut100064235OPEN-41.446, 173.49 Marlborough
Flanagans Hut100035065OPEN-41.272, 172.591 Nelson/Tasman
Flora Hut100060127OPEN-41.182, 172.73 Nelson/Tasman
Forbes Bivvy100065471OPEN-43.465, 170.648 Canterbury
Forbes Hut100059029OPEN-44.049, 169.62 Otago
Forbes Hut (previously Seymour Hut)100039016OPEN-42.222, 173.4 Marlborough
Forks Hut100065936OPEN-45.114, 168.127 Southland
Forks Hut100072824OPEN-40.114, 175.94 Manawatu/Whanganui
Fosters Hut100034927OPEN-41.431, 173.64 Marlborough
Frampton's Hut100040748OPEN-35.512, 173.473 Northland
Freds Camp Hut100043828OPEN-46.929, 167.978 Southland
Freeman Burn Hut100074675OPEN-45.441, 167.381 Fiordland
French Ridge Hut100043119OPEN-44.429, 168.694 Otago
Freshwater Hut100055692OPEN-46.868, 167.92 Southland
Frew Hut100030360OPEN-43.05, 171.044 West Coast
Frew Saddle Bivvy100054136OPEN-43.078, 171.092 West Coast
Frisco Hut100054509OPEN-43.032, 171.111 West Coast
Gabriel Hut100062865OPEN-42.721, 172.29 Canterbury
Garston Ski Hut100090254OPEN-45.454, 168.748 Otago
George Lyon Hut100064165OPEN-42.047, 172.605 Nelson/Tasman
George Sound Hut100058625OPEN-44.984, 167.441 Fiordland
Gerhardt Spur Bivvy100054748OPEN-42.973, 171.096 West Coast
Ghost Lake Hut100097391OPEN-41.7, 172.159
Glaisnock Hut100043654OPEN-44.998, 167.697 Fiordland
Glenrae Bivvy100062869REMD-42.695, 172.443
Glenrae Hut100060797OPEN-42.764, 172.434 Canterbury
Goat Creek Hut100060545OPEN-41.606, 172.199 West Coast
Goat Pass Hut100063470OPEN-42.902, 171.625 Canterbury
Godley Hut100043243OPEN-43.48, 170.511 Canterbury
Gold Creek Hut100055186OPEN-39.762, 176.197 Manawatu/Whanganui
Gorge River Hut100058994OPEN-44.184, 168.194 West Coast
Gosling Hut100065847OPEN-41.767, 173.346 Marlborough
Gouland Downs Hut100064369OPEN-40.891, 172.353 Nelson/Tasman
Granity Pass Hut100030531OPEN-41.523, 172.561 Nelson/Tasman
Grassy Flat Hut100039195OPEN-42.892, 171.292 West Coast
Green Lake Hut100074443OPEN-45.786, 167.4 Fiordland
Green Point Hut100094105OPEN-43.79, 170.24 Canterbury
Greenstone Hut100074854OPEN-44.981, 168.263 Otago
Greigs Hut100064007OPEN-41.837, 173.105 Marlborough
Greys Hut100072560OPEN-41.238, 172.276 West Coast
Griffin Creek Hut100054620OPEN-42.798, 171.383 West Coast
Grough Hut100060566OPEN-43.933, 169.947 Canterbury
Growler Hut100083032OPEN-43.511, 170.739 Canterbury
Haast Hut100075443REMD-43.583, 170.197 Canterbury
Hacket Hut100061147OPEN-41.417, 173.245 Nelson/Tasman
Hagens Hut100060564OPEN-44.155, 169.64 Canterbury
Halfway Hut100058723OPEN-45.76, 167.143 Fiordland
Hamilton Hut100063461OPEN-43.129, 171.63 Canterbury
Hanamahihi Hut100073037REMD-38.43, 176.959 East Coast
Happy Daze Hut100054927OPEN-39.997, 176.142 Hawke’s Bay
Hapuatuna Hunters Hut100039936OPEN-46.954, 168.072 Southland
Hapuku Hut100064247OPEN-42.272, 173.652 Marlborough
Harkness Hut 100054631OPEN-39.195, 176.238 Hawke’s Bay
Harman Hut100062499OPEN-42.92, 171.322 West Coast
Harper Pass Bivvy100063295OPEN-42.725, 171.897 Canterbury
Hauhungaroa Hut100041044OPEN-38.749, 175.518 Waikato
Haurangi Hut100086639OPEN-41.328, 174.997 Wellington/Kapiti
Hauroko Burn Hut100059099OPEN-45.831, 167.145 Fiordland
Hawdon Hut100038137OPEN-42.911, 171.733 Canterbury
Haycocks Bivvy100061789OPEN-42.122, 173.7 Marlborough
Healey Creek Hut100055448OPEN-43.05, 170.911 West Coast
Heaphy Hut100094975OPEN-40.987, 172.111 Nelson/Tasman
Heather Jock Hut100038360OPEN-44.854, 168.456 Otago
Helicopter Flat Hut100034876OPEN-41.416, 172.361 Nelson/Tasman
Herepai Hut100062929OPEN-40.692, 175.523 Wairarapa
Herricks Hut100071768OPEN-39.589, 176.335 Hawke’s Bay
Hidden Falls Hut100043681OPEN-44.624, 168.114 Fiordland
Hidden Hut100064236OPEN-41.74, 173.296 Marlborough
Hideaway Hut100059543OPEN-44.346, 169.681 Canterbury
Highland Creek Hut 100039555OPEN-44.774, 168.942 Otago
Hinerua Hut100055427OPEN-39.862, 176.17 Hawke’s Bay
Historic Cedar Flat Hut100060610OPEN-42.963, 171.144 West Coast
Historic Price Flat Hut100062481OPEN-43.107, 171.006 West Coast
History of Manson Hut100041021OPEN-39.297, 176.263 Hawke’s Bay
Hokuri Hut100038504OPEN-44.421, 168.056 Fiordland
Holly Hut100075837OPEN-39.265, 174.046 Taranaki
Holyoakes Shelter100081354OPEN-40.964, 173.002 Nelson/Tasman
Home Hill Hut100064750OPEN-44.916, 168.279 Otago
Homestead Hunters Hut100081526OPEN-46.921, 167.797 Southland
Hooker Hut100063445OPEN-43.699, 170.093 Canterbury
Hope Arm Hut100074713OPEN-45.59, 167.541 Fiordland
Hope Halfway Hut100062861OPEN-42.616, 172.298 Canterbury
Hope Kiwi Lodge100062598OPEN-42.642, 172.237 Canterbury
Hopeless Hut100061505OPEN-41.93, 172.756 Nelson/Tasman
Horace Walker Hut100075079OPEN-43.689, 169.922 West Coast
Hornby Bivvy 100043225OPEN-42.067, 173.747 Marlborough
Horseshoe Flat Hut100062366OPEN-43.809, 169.414 West Coast
Howletts Hut100055713OPEN-39.904, 176.126 Hawke’s Bay
Hunters Hut100075073OPEN-43.226, 170.752 West Coast
Hunters Hut100061176OPEN-41.6, 173.003 Nelson/Tasman
Hunts Creek Hut100034620OPEN-42.841, 171.502 West Coast
Hurricane Hut100064348OPEN-41.507, 172.383 Nelson/Tasman
Hurunui Hut100072925OPEN-37.818, 175.928 Bay of Plenty
Hurunui Hut100062597OPEN-42.704, 172.096 Canterbury
Hurunui No. 3 Hut100062596OPEN-42.701, 171.988 Canterbury
Hut Creek Hut100085248OPEN-44.833, 170.28 Otago
Huxley Forks Hut100034564OPEN-44.008, 169.743 Canterbury
Ida Railway Hut100082268OPEN-44.85, 170.158 Otago
Ikawatea Forks Hut100054931OPEN-39.59, 176.198 Hawke’s Bay
Iris Burn Hut 100055189OPEN-45.399, 167.51 Fiordland
Iron Bark Hut100072001OPEN-39.682, 176.093 Manawatu/Whanganui
Iron Gate Hut100132644OPEN-39.927, 176.057 Manawatu/Whanganui
Iron Whare100072296OPEN-39.256, 176.431 Hawke’s Bay
Irthing Hut100056331OPEN-45.437, 168.377 Southland
Island Gully Hut100043689OPEN-42.146, 172.826 Marlborough
Islands Hut100056332OPEN-45.468, 168.29 Southland
Isolation Hut100061612OPEN-41.899, 173.985 Marlborough
Ivory Lake Hut100054670OPEN-43.135, 170.913 West Coast
Jacko Flat Hut100055463OPEN-42.708, 171.631 West Coast
Jam Hut100061617OPEN-42.095, 173.715 Marlborough
James Mackay Hut100098722OPEN-40.886, 172.217 Nelson/Tasman
Jans Hut100034793OPEN-41.342, 174.981 Wellington/Kapiti
Jervois Hut100075584OPEN-42.415, 172.578 Canterbury
Jim's Flat Hut100062043OPEN-42.434, 171.731 West Coast
John Coull Hut100061052OPEN-39.233, 174.913 Manawatu/Whanganui
John Reid Hut100060104OPEN-41.402, 172.55 Nelson/Tasman
John Tait Hut100060150OPEN-41.975, 172.769 Nelson/Tasman
Johnson Hut100060197OPEN-41.467, 172.277 West Coast
Jollie Hut100094109OPEN-43.853, 170.199 Canterbury
Jolliebrook Hut100062864OPEN-42.72, 172.334 Canterbury
Jubilee Hut100038662OPEN-45.719, 170.44 Otago
Julia Hut100059504OPEN-42.897, 171.424 West Coast
Julia Hut (old)100059503OPEN-42.897, 171.425 West Coast
Jumbo Hut100061388OPEN-40.854, 175.44 Wairarapa
Junction Burn Hut100035146OPEN-45.151, 167.498 Fiordland
Junction Hut100042895OPEN-45.511, 169.184 Otago
Kahikatea Lodge10000019OPEN-45.272, 170.658
Kahui Hut100064257OPEN-39.294, 174.015 Taranaki
Kahunui Hut100056231OPEN-38.48, 177.277 East Coast
Kahurangi Keepers house100060060OPEN-40.776, 172.228 Nelson/Tasman
Kahutara Bivvy100064244OPEN-42.322, 173.407 Marlborough
Kaiaraara Hut100073976OPEN-36.183, 175.378 Auckland
Kaipo Hut100044686OPEN-44.489, 167.943 Fiordland
Kakapo Hut100072289OPEN-41.332, 172.304 West Coast
Kanohirua Hut100043227REMD-38.602, 177.024 East Coast
Kapakapanui Hut100062767OPEN-40.917, 175.155 Wellington/Kapiti
Karamea Bend Hut100040089OPEN-41.233, 172.511 Nelson/Tasman
Kauritatahi Hut100057084OPEN-37.665, 175.861 Bay of Plenty
Kawakawa Hut100034807OPEN-41.531, 175.293 Wairarapa
Kaweka Flats Bivvy100072291OPEN-39.261, 176.417 Hawke’s Bay
Kay Creek Hut100031571OPEN-44.799, 168.246 Otago
Kelly Knight Hut100072269OPEN-39.85, 176.053 Manawatu/Whanganui
Kellys Hunters Hut100030976OPEN-47.072, 168.172 Southland
Kelman Hut100075296OPEN-43.519, 170.361 Canterbury
Kennedy Memorial Hut100060565OPEN-43.88, 169.964 Canterbury
Kerin Forks Hut 100059144OPEN-44.239, 169.036 Otago
Kime Hut100094539OPEN-40.943, 175.272 Wairarapa
Kings Creek Hut100034882OPEN-41.466, 172.481 Nelson/Tasman
Kintail Hut100058195OPEN-45.615, 167.116 Fiordland
Kiritaki Hut100072306OPEN-40.189, 175.919 Hawke’s Bay
Kirtle Burn Hut100040528OPEN-44.871, 169.161 Otago
Kirwans Hut100062710OPEN-42.103, 172.01 West Coast
Kiwi Burn Hut100061993OPEN-45.355, 168.091 Southland
Kiwi Flat Hut100054668OPEN-43.135, 170.747 West Coast
Kiwi Hut100034579OPEN-42.757, 171.743 West Coast
Kiwi Hut100038182OPEN-40.824, 174.945
Kiwi Mouth Hut 100033711OPEN-39.325, 176.279 Hawke’s Bay
Kiwi Saddle Hut100055182OPEN-39.333, 176.321 Hawke’s Bay
Kiwi Saddle Hut100060119OPEN-41.407, 172.494 Nelson/Tasman
Koaunui Hut100056032REMD-38.343, 177.18 East Coast
Komata Hut10000077OPEN-39.479, 176.32
Kopuatai Duck Hut 1100098283OPEN-37.392, 175.522
Kopuatai Duck Hut 10100098291OPEN-37.432, 175.519
Kopuatai Duck Hut 12100098292OPEN-37.44, 175.52
Kopuatai Duck Hut 16100098293OPEN-37.449, 175.524
Kopuatai Duck Hut 17100098294OPEN-37.449, 175.524
Kopuatai Duck Hut 2100098284OPEN-37.399, 175.533
Kopuatai Duck Hut 3100098285OPEN-37.417, 175.531
Kopuatai Duck Hut 5100098286OPEN-37.42, 175.528
Kopuatai Duck Hut 6100098287OPEN-37.419, 175.523
Kopuatai Duck Hut 7100098288OPEN-37.428, 175.515
Kopuatai Duck Hut 8100098289OPEN-37.436, 175.521
Kopuatai Duck Hut 9100098290OPEN-37.438, 175.519
Koranga Forks Hut100072193OPEN-38.398, 177.287 East Coast
Koropuku Hut100075785OPEN-42.812, 171.734 West Coast
Kotepato Hut100072735OPEN-38.334, 177.327 East Coast
Kowhai Hut100063738OPEN-42.298, 173.595 Marlborough
Kylie Bivvy100071996OPEN-39.68, 176.2 Hawke’s Bay
Kōhanga Atawhai – Manson Nicholls Hut100131709OPEN-42.305, 172.289 West Coast
Lagoon Saddle A Frame Hut100035121OPEN-43.055, 171.602 Canterbury
Lagoon Saddle Hut100034550OPEN-43.055, 171.601 Canterbury
Lake Alabaster Hut100000822OPEN-44.546, 168.144 Fiordland
Lake Alexander Hut100059963OPEN-41.75, 173.662 Marlborough
Lake Chalice Hut100063990OPEN-41.568, 173.32 Marlborough
Lake Christabel Hut100034669OPEN-42.437, 172.255 West Coast
Lake Guyon Hut100062868OPEN-42.287, 172.649 Canterbury
Lake Hankinson Hut100058644OPEN-45.046, 167.565 Fiordland
Lake Mackenzie Hut 100058875OPEN-44.768, 168.175 Fiordland
Lake Man Bivvy100062871OPEN-42.549, 172.224 Canterbury
Lake Matiri Hut100059907OPEN-41.656, 172.33 Nelson/Tasman
Lake McRae Hut100061543OPEN-42.188, 173.313 Marlborough
Lake Morgan Hut100054106OPEN-42.663, 171.709 West Coast
Lake Poteriteri Hut100000062OPEN-46.111, 167.153 Fiordland
Lake Roe Hut100059096OPEN-45.704, 167.144 Fiordland
Lake Stream Hut100059409OPEN-42.248, 172.132 West Coast
Lake Thomson Hut100058632OPEN-45.025, 167.537 Fiordland
Lakehead Hut100060146OPEN-41.876, 172.822 Nelson/Tasman
Lame Duck Hut100081613OPEN-43.707, 169.867 West Coast
Lane Cove Hut100058116OPEN-35.012, 173.731 Northland
Larrikin Creek Hut100060140OPEN-41.56, 172.316 Nelson/Tasman
Lauder Basin Hut100059692OPEN-44.845, 169.66 Otago
Lauper Biv100065474OPEN-43.269, 170.965 Canterbury
Lawrence Bivvy100060522OPEN-43.348, 170.922 Canterbury
Lawrence Hut100062416OPEN-43.421, 170.885 Canterbury
Leaning Lodge (Re-Built)100098680REMD-45.42, 170.087
Lees Creek Hut100064308OPEN-41.943, 172.975 Nelson/Tasman
Leitch's Hut100057270OPEN-38.431, 174.778 Waikato
Leon Kinvig Hut100072311CLSD-40.004, 176.076 Manawatu/Whanganui
Liebig Hut100075445OPEN-43.629, 170.31 Canterbury
Limestone Hut100064243OPEN-42.245, 173.515 Marlborough
Lincoln Hut100044685OPEN-45.392, 168.199 Southland
Little Glory Hunters Hut100030937OPEN-46.974, 168.154 Southland
Little Hellfire Hunters Hut100128523OPEN-46.86, 167.758 Southland
Liverpool Hut100080906OPEN-44.431, 168.665 Otago
Loch Maree Hut100057908OPEN-45.685, 167.066 Fiordland
Lochinvar Hut100034523OPEN-42.934, 172.007 Canterbury
Locke Stream Hut100075784OPEN-42.74, 171.83 West Coast
Lonely Lake Hut100034872OPEN-40.983, 172.558 Nelson/Tasman
Long Harry Hut100073465OPEN-46.694, 167.808 Southland
Longview Hut100054641OPEN-39.951, 176.122 Hawke’s Bay
Lost Stream Bivvy100060988OPEN-41.866, 173.025 Marlborough
Lower Arahura Hut100081518OPEN-42.856, 171.3 West Coast
Lower Goulter Hut100059969OPEN-41.613, 173.176 Marlborough
Lower Matakuhia Hut100042720CLSD-38.934, 176.599 East Coast
Lower Olderog Bivvy100033867OPEN-42.838, 171.306 West Coast
Lower Princhester Hut100058149OPEN-45.593, 167.952 Southland
Lower Salmon Creek Bivvy100059804OPEN-43.162, 171.98 Canterbury
Lower Wairaki Hut100043825OPEN-45.779, 167.94 Southland
Lower Windley Hut100031292OPEN-45.507, 168.196 Southland
Lucretia Hut100062870OPEN-42.427, 172.349 Canterbury
Lupton Hut100055595OPEN-39.333, 175.522 Central North Island
Luxmore Hut 100033374OPEN-45.385, 167.619 Fiordland
Lyell Hut100134889OPEN-43.299, 170.91 Canterbury
Lyell Saddle Hut100097401OPEN-41.724, 172.099
Macaulay Hut100060644OPEN-43.58, 170.604 Canterbury
Mackenzie Bivvy (East branch) 100075589OPEN-42.648, 172.066 Canterbury
Mackenzie Hut100063293OPEN-42.648, 172.018 Canterbury
Mackintosh Hut100033707OPEN-39.329, 176.399 Hawke’s Bay
Maclennan Hut100058799OPEN-46.432, 169.362 Otago
Magdalen Hut100037700OPEN-42.497, 172.475 Canterbury
Maitland Hut100060920OPEN-44.217, 169.743 Canterbury
Makahu Saddle Hut100073073OPEN-39.287, 176.408 Hawke’s Bay
Makakoere Hut100042282OPEN-38.478, 177.249 East Coast
Makaretu Hut100033740OPEN-40.003, 176.116 Hawke’s Bay
Makarora Hut100059246OPEN-44.129, 169.44 Otago
Maketawa Hut100063534OPEN-39.282, 174.099 Taranaki
Makino Hut100055177OPEN-39.19, 176.408 Hawke’s Bay
Makomako Hut100072187REMD-38.536, 177.129 East Coast
Manaohou Right Branch Hut100031266REMD-38.413, 176.918 East Coast
Mangaehuehu Hut100056212OPEN-39.343, 175.55 Central North Island
Mangahao Flats Hut100075605OPEN-40.692, 175.436 Wellington/Kapiti
Mangakahika Hut100056127OPEN-38.807, 176.773 East Coast
Mangakirikiri Hut100065466OPEN-38.013, 177.678 East Coast
Mangamako Hut100042187REMD-38.313, 176.875 East Coast
Mangamate Hut100056129OPEN-38.756, 176.689 East Coast
Mangamuka Hut100057086OPEN-37.788, 175.896 Bay of Plenty
Manganuku Hut100031265OPEN-38.272, 177.435 East Coast
Mangaotane Hut (McMillans)100040519OPEN-38.099, 177.774 East Coast
Mangapouri Hut100065460REMD-38.536, 176.832 East Coast
Mangatainoka Hut100054632OPEN-39.145, 176.293 Hawke’s Bay
Mangatepopo Hut100000537OPEN-39.145, 175.597 Central North Island
Mangatoatoa Hut100065461OPEN-38.528, 177.167 East Coast
Mangatoetoe Hut100063172OPEN-41.57, 175.272 Wairarapa
Mangaturutu Hut100054630OPEN-39.219, 176.33 Hawke’s Bay
Mangaturuturu Hut100072934OPEN-39.297, 175.502 Central North Island
Mansion Hut100072024OPEN-45.5, 168.424 Southland
Manson Bivvy100054635OPEN-39.297, 176.289 Hawke’s Bay
Manson Hut100054583OPEN-39.296, 176.26 Hawke’s Bay
Manuka Hut100030127OPEN-43.536, 171.254 Canterbury
Manuoha Hut100043228REMD-38.656, 177.121 East Coast
Maori Saddle Hut100062449OPEN-43.814, 169.274 West Coast
Marauiti Hut100033502OPEN-38.768, 176.996 East Coast
Maropea Forks Hut100097446OPEN-39.73, 176.139 Manawatu/Whanganui
Martin's Hut100072022OPEN-46.262, 167.86 Southland
Martins Bay Hut100043653OPEN-44.335, 168.003 Fiordland
Martins Creek Hunters Hut100081528OPEN-46.939, 167.761 Southland
Mason Bay Hut100054075OPEN-46.927, 167.78 Southland
Mataketake Hut100129571OPEN-43.822, 169.287 West Coast
Mathias Hut100060746OPEN-43.187, 171.131 Canterbury
Maungahuka Hut100063308OPEN-40.912, 175.334 Wairarapa
McConchies Hut100059906OPEN-41.587, 172.364 Nelson/Tasman
McCoy Hut100065473OPEN-43.378, 170.776 Canterbury
McGregor Bivvy100062970OPEN-40.832, 175.411 Wairarapa
McIntosh Hut100040290OPEN-44.832, 168.456 Otago
McIntyre Hut100030575OPEN-44.837, 168.444 Otago
McKellar Hut100090255OPEN-44.872, 168.145 Otago
McKerrow Island Hut100035152OPEN-44.519, 168.063 Fiordland
McKinnon Hut100055712OPEN-39.782, 176.095 Manawatu/Whanganui
Meg Hut100060707OPEN-44.916, 169.056 Otago
Mid Caples Hut100096404OPEN-44.892, 168.273 Otago
Mid Goulter Hut100059970OPEN-41.581, 173.235 Marlborough
Mid King Bivvy100063028OPEN-40.827, 175.448 Wairarapa
Mid Pohangina Hut100072309OPEN-40.055, 176.037 Manawatu/Whanganui
Mid Robinson Hut100063183OPEN-42.499, 172.084 West Coast
Mid Silverstream Hut100061610OPEN-41.825, 173.047 Marlborough
Mid Styx Hut100061893OPEN-42.896, 171.245 West Coast
Mid Taipo Hut100059348OPEN-42.85, 171.443 West Coast
Mid Trent Hut100035133OPEN-42.69, 171.894 West Coast
Mid Waiohine Hut100061393OPEN-40.874, 175.382 Wairarapa
Mid Wairoa Hut100061742OPEN-41.571, 173.122 Nelson/Tasman
Middle Gorge Hut100039155OPEN-43.765, 170.462 Canterbury
Middle Head Hut100060433OPEN-43.824, 169.455 West Coast
Middle Hill Hut100073234OPEN-39.227, 176.425 Hawke’s Bay
Middy Creek Hut100059887OPEN-41.384, 173.393 Marlborough
Mikonui Flat Hut100062022OPEN-43.023, 170.875 West Coast
Mikonui Spur Bivvy100033576OPEN-43.029, 170.937 West Coast
Minchin Bivvy100075782OPEN-42.795, 171.81 Canterbury
Mingha Bivvy100061497OPEN-42.923, 171.63 Canterbury
Ministry of Works Historic Hut100035040OPEN-40.843, 172.242 Nelson/Tasman
Mintaro Hut100133953OPEN-44.809, 167.77 Fiordland
Mistake Flat Hut100065470OPEN-43.448, 170.694 Canterbury
Mitre Flats Hut100062969OPEN-40.831, 175.478 Wairarapa
Moa Stream Hut100034519OPEN-43.129, 171.261 Canterbury
Moerangi Hut100056872OPEN-38.748, 176.724 East Coast
Mokihinui Forks Hut100060751OPEN-41.548, 172.179 West Coast
Mole Hut100064347OPEN-41.962, 172.572 Nelson/Tasman
Monowai Hut100062081OPEN-45.834, 167.349 Fiordland
Montgomerie Hut100075317OPEN-42.15, 171.997 West Coast
Monument Hut100075307OPEN-44.024, 169.812 Canterbury
Moonbeam Hut100033776OPEN-43.14, 170.806 West Coast
Moonlight Tops Hut100128444OPEN-42.242, 171.405 West Coast
Moonlight and Roses Hut100085625OPEN-44.494, 169.4 Otago
Morgan Hut100064355OPEN-41.983, 172.63 Nelson/Tasman
Motukawanui Hut100040743OPEN-35.007, 173.937 Northland
Moturau Hut 100055524OPEN-45.482, 167.61 Fiordland
Motutapere Hut100056979OPEN-37.622, 175.841 Bay of Plenty
Mount Misery Hut100064126OPEN-41.934, 172.671 Nelson/Tasman
Mt Arthur Hut100075829OPEN-41.198, 172.716 Nelson/Tasman
Mt Bee Bunkrooms100058756OPEN-45.525, 168.372 Southland
Mt Brown Hut100088433OPEN-42.869, 171.2 West Coast
Mt Curtis Hut100095579OPEN-41.899, 172.046 West Coast
Mt Fell Hut100060987OPEN-41.459, 173.416 Marlborough
Mt Fyffe Hut100063735OPEN-42.324, 173.593 Marlborough
Mt Heale Hut100086125OPEN-36.193, 175.413 Auckland
Mt Rintoul Hut100060985OPEN-41.519, 173.221 Marlborough
Mt Sunday Bivvy100075557OPEN-41.409, 173.679 Marlborough
Mudflats Hut100062051OPEN-42.875, 171.368 West Coast
Mueller Hut100040842OPEN-43.721, 170.065 Canterbury
Mullins Hut100055565OPEN-42.997, 171.123 West Coast
Mungo Hut100063409OPEN-43.026, 171.196 West Coast
Murchison Hut100031574CLSD-43.519, 170.394 Canterbury
Murphy's Bivvy100065472OPEN-43.468, 170.678 Canterbury
Murray Hunters Hut100098966OPEN-46.782, 167.998 Southland
Myttons Hut100034865OPEN-41.136, 172.621 Nelson/Tasman
Nardoo Hut100044065OPEN-42.097, 172.429 Nelson/Tasman
Neave Hut100044541OPEN-43.18, 170.982 West Coast
Neill Forks Hut100063046OPEN-40.933, 175.356 Wairarapa
Newton Creek Hut100055450OPEN-42.841, 171.378 West Coast
Newton Range Bivvy100033763OPEN-42.879, 171.268 West Coast
Ngaawapurua Hut100033709OPEN-39.234, 176.248 Hawke’s Bay
Ngahiramai Hut100055145REMD-38.492, 176.978 East Coast
Ngamoko Hut100072834OPEN-40.035, 176.053 Manawatu/Whanganui
Ngapurua Hut100081146OPEN-39.371, 174.908 Manawatu/Whanganui
Nichols Hut100075537OPEN-40.81, 175.376 Wairarapa
Nicholsons Hut100043894OPEN-45.353, 169.186 Otago
Nikau Flat Hut100054961OPEN-38.355, 177.29 East Coast
Nina Hut100075329OPEN-42.466, 172.322 Canterbury
Nolans Hut100055584OPEN-43.349, 170.482 West Coast
North Arm Hut100058703OPEN-46.883, 168.018 Southland
North Big Glory Hunters Hut100040564OPEN-46.959, 168.124 Southland
North Borland Hut100064964OPEN-45.686, 167.486 Fiordland
North Esk Hut (dilapidated)100063298OPEN-42.801, 172.069 Canterbury
North Mangahao Bivvy100060763OPEN-40.542, 175.607 Wellington/Kapiti
North Ohau Hut100039234OPEN-40.697, 175.403 Wellington/Kapiti
North Pegasus Hunters Hut100040562OPEN-47.194, 167.668 Southland
North Tikotatahi Hunters Hut100041350OPEN-47.085, 168.152 Southland
Oamaru Hut100056797OPEN-39.075, 176.265 Central North Island
Officers Hut100038673OPEN-44.008, 169.743
Ohane Hut100031264REMD-38.399, 177.035 East Coast
Ohora Hut100072188REMD-38.314, 177.018 East Coast
Okui Hut100055339OPEN-38.526, 176.789 East Coast
Old Basins Hut100035123OPEN-43.1, 171.48 Canterbury
Old Man Hut100063991OPEN-41.525, 173.271 Marlborough
Old Woman Hut100042893OPEN-45.208, 169.07 Otago
Olivine Hut100058074OPEN-44.444, 168.214 Fiordland
Omaka Bivvy100059964OPEN-41.712, 173.751 Marlborough
Omaru Hut100065713OPEN-39.285, 174.778 Manawatu/Whanganui
Omarukokere Bivvy100055374OPEN-39.249, 176.292 Hawke’s Bay
Onepu Hut100072732REMD-38.322, 177.065 East Coast
Onslow Hut (Steffan Memorial Hut)100043242OPEN-43.61, 170.306 Canterbury
Oreti Hut100072448OPEN-45.482, 168.127 Southland
Oronui Hut100065467OPEN-37.883, 177.994 East Coast
Otamatapaio Hut 100039154OPEN-44.673, 169.99 Canterbury
Otane Hut100043342OPEN-38.443, 177.172 East Coast
Otanetea Hut100031262REMD-38.491, 177.053 East Coast
Otapukawa Hut100065464OPEN-38.392, 177.149 East Coast
Otehake Hut100034522OPEN-42.858, 171.711 West Coast
Otukota Hut100054932OPEN-39.704, 176.086 Manawatu/Whanganui
Oturere Hut100073019OPEN-39.159, 175.689 Central North Island
Otutu Hut100033710OPEN-39.274, 176.233 Hawke’s Bay
Packhorse Hut100034981OPEN-43.702, 172.692 Canterbury
Pahautea Hut (Old)100034558OPEN-37.993, 175.092
Pakihi Hut100072191OPEN-38.17, 177.467 East Coast
Pakituhi Hut100085583OPEN-44.582, 169.356 Otago
Palmer Bivvy100064246OPEN-42.336, 173.257 Marlborough
Palmer Hut100039015OPEN-42.29, 173.26 Marlborough
Panekire Hut100035208OPEN-38.812, 177.052 East Coast
Papatahi Hut100086641OPEN-41.324, 175.02 Wellington/Kapiti
Pararaki Hut100060051OPEN-41.503, 175.304 Wairarapa
Parawai Lodge100063366OPEN-40.873, 175.232 Wellington/Kapiti
Park Morpeth Hut100064755OPEN-42.972, 171.342 Canterbury
Parks Peak Hut100073013OPEN-39.678, 176.251 Manawatu/Whanganui
Paske Hut100035091OPEN-42.112, 172.754 Nelson/Tasman
Peach Cove Hut100058130OPEN-35.857, 174.566 Northland
Pearson Hut100041790OPEN-44.603, 170.429 Canterbury
Pell Stream Hut100034326OPEN-42.325, 172.338 West Coast
Penk Hut100064237OPEN-41.787, 173.682 Marlborough
Penn Creek Hut100034798OPEN-40.902, 175.286 Wellington/Kapiti
Perry Saddle Hut100092426OPEN-40.901, 172.403 Nelson/Tasman
Pfeifer Bivvy100037933OPEN-42.803, 171.665 West Coast
Philip J Cox Memorial Hut100091439OPEN-45.712, 170.497 Otago
Pinchgut Hut100034978OPEN-43.129, 172.337 Canterbury
Pinnacle Bivvy100054510OPEN-42.938, 171.179 West Coast
Pinnacles Hut100043353OPEN-37.042, 175.713 Coromandel
Pinnacles Hut100061482OPEN-43.61, 171.382 Canterbury
Pioneer Hut100065846OPEN-43.531, 170.181 West Coast
Piripiri Hut100056525OPEN-40.039, 176.017 Manawatu/Whanganui
Plateau Hut100039037OPEN-43.584, 170.184 Canterbury
Poet Hut100062278OPEN-43.036, 171.152 West Coast
Polluck Creek Hut100033869OPEN-43.063, 170.822 West Coast
Pool Hut100085931OPEN-42.396, 172.616 Canterbury
Poor Pete's Hut100090233OPEN-41.614, 172.322 Nelson/Tasman
Pororari Hut100128448OPEN-42.171, 171.425 West Coast
Port Adventure Hunters Hut100072277OPEN-47.05, 168.177 Southland
Port Craig School Hut100058615OPEN-46.223, 167.361 Fiordland
Port William Hut100055526OPEN-46.836, 168.087 Southland
Porters Creek Hut100035068OPEN-41.654, 172.997 Nelson/Tasman
Potts Hut100040275OPEN-43.491, 170.971 Canterbury
Poulter Bivvy100030269OPEN-42.815, 171.771 Canterbury
Poulter Hut100059856OPEN-42.849, 171.81 Canterbury
Pourangaki Hut100072832OPEN-39.859, 176.081 Manawatu/Whanganui
Pouri Hut100065715OPEN-39.337, 174.851 Manawatu/Whanganui
Poutaki Hut100072002OPEN-39.728, 176.315 Hawke’s Bay
Pouākai Hut100061641OPEN-39.235, 174.037 Taranaki
Powell Hut100130805OPEN-40.885, 175.424 Wairarapa
Price Basin Hut100072395OPEN-43.131, 170.964 West Coast
Price Flat Hut100062277OPEN-43.111, 171.007 West Coast
Puketeraki Bivvy100034521OPEN-43.112, 171.973 Canterbury
Puketi Forest Hut100074377OPEN-35.211, 173.794 Northland
Puketotara Hut100044063OPEN-39.35, 174.977 Manawatu/Whanganui
Purity Hut100038263OPEN-39.82, 176.056 Manawatu/Whanganui
Puteore Hut100061260OPEN-39.369, 174.79 Manawatu/Whanganui
Pāhautea Hut100097715OPEN-37.993, 175.092 Waikato
Racemans Hut100043141OPEN-45.086, 168.876 Otago
Rakeahua Hut100055694OPEN-46.982, 167.881 Southland
Ranger Bivvy100034584OPEN-42.856, 171.896 Canterbury
Rangipo Hut100072706OPEN-39.3, 175.624 Central North Island
Rangiwahia Hut100056522OPEN-39.891, 176.018 Manawatu/Whanganui
Rapid Creek Hut100062208OPEN-43.011, 171.011 West Coast
Raukawa Lodge100060765OPEN-41.343, 174.976 Wellington/Kapiti
Reardon Hut100034567OPEN-43.803, 169.999 Canterbury
Red Hills Hut100081276OPEN-41.731, 172.992 Nelson/Tasman
Red Hut100065478OPEN-43.999, 169.834 Canterbury
Red Stag Hut100057624OPEN-43.54, 170.503 Canterbury
Redcliff Hut100072447OPEN-45.72, 167.826 Southland
Reischek Hut100062415OPEN-43.28, 170.964 Canterbury
Renata Hut 100061350OPEN-40.968, 175.173 Wellington/Kapiti
Rerekapa Hut100043688OPEN-38.934, 174.721 Taranaki
Richmond Saddle Hut100063992OPEN-41.474, 173.383 Marlborough
Riordans Hut100061113OPEN-41.045, 172.743 Nelson/Tasman
Roaring Billy Hut100061833OPEN-43.895, 169.322 West Coast
Roaring Lion Hut100061168OPEN-41.198, 172.434 Nelson/Tasman
Roaring Stag Hut100038948OPEN-40.731, 175.525 Wairarapa
Rocks Ahead Bivouac100033736OPEN-39.275, 176.295 Hawke’s Bay
Rocks Ahead Hut100055415OPEN-39.275, 176.297 Hawke’s Bay
Rocks Hut100061255OPEN-41.367, 173.355 Marlborough
Rockslide Hut100055432OPEN-39.615, 176.226 Hawke’s Bay
Rocky Creek Hut100054666OPEN-42.786, 171.409 West Coast
Rod Donald Hut100102907OPEN-43.72, 172.798 Canterbury
Rodger Inlet Hut100081177OPEN-45.857, 167.443 Fiordland
Rodger Inlet Hut (historic)100058417OPEN-45.857, 167.443 Fiordland
Roebuck Hut100059888OPEN-41.412, 173.357 Marlborough
Rogers Hut (Te Wairoa)100056871OPEN-38.753, 176.789 East Coast
Rokeby Hut100063076OPEN-42.434, 172.463 Canterbury
Roses Hut 100038369OPEN-44.804, 168.863 Otago
Routeburn Falls Hut 100065316OPEN-44.726, 168.199 Otago
Routeburn Flats Hut 100059056OPEN-44.725, 168.215 Otago
Royal Hut100083033OPEN-43.726, 170.734 Canterbury
Ruahine Corner Hut100056529OPEN-39.631, 176.172 Manawatu/Whanganui
Ruahine Hut100055431OPEN-39.557, 176.325 Hawke’s Bay
Sabine Hut100040559OPEN-41.901, 172.681 Nelson/Tasman
Salisbury Lodge100064281OPEN-41.186, 172.649 Nelson/Tasman
Sandy Bay Hut100073082OPEN-38.701, 177.189 East Coast
Sawyer Burn Hut100042165OPEN-44.416, 169.257
Saxon Hut100060081OPEN-40.886, 172.308 Nelson/Tasman
Saxton Hut100064238OPEN-42.055, 173.152 Marlborough
Sayer Hut100075611OPEN-40.946, 175.395 Wairarapa
Scamper Torrent Hut100054669OPEN-43.154, 170.737 West Coast
Scone Hut100000538OPEN-43.377, 170.569 West Coast
Scotties Hut100083563OPEN-42.43, 172.64 Canterbury
Scottys Bivvy100053869OPEN-42.807, 171.413 West Coast
Sedgemere Sleepout100065614OPEN-42.136, 172.9 Marlborough
Sefton Bivouac100063446OPEN-43.688, 170.076 Canterbury
Sentry Box Hut (historic)100071787OPEN-39.669, 176.281 Hawke’s Bay
Serpentine Hut100054573OPEN-43.014, 171.08 West Coast
Severn Hut 100037806OPEN-42.062, 173.037 Marlborough
Shallow Bay Hut100054155OPEN-45.493, 167.613 Fiordland
Shamrock Hut100060563OPEN-44.207, 169.623 Canterbury
Shelter Rock Hut100059128OPEN-44.559, 168.509 Otago
Shepherd Creek Hut100058073OPEN-45.404, 168.432 Southland
Siberia Hut100059971OPEN-41.88, 173.075 Marlborough
Siberia Hut100091403OPEN-44.205, 169.062 Otago
Silverstream Bivvy100061609OPEN-41.793, 173.042 Marlborough
Sir Robert Hut100054137OPEN-43.059, 171.155 West Coast
Skips Hut (Whangatawhia)100033953OPEN-38.721, 176.8 East Coast
Slaty Creek Hut100075434OPEN-42.545, 172.085 West Coast
Slaty Hut100061149OPEN-41.485, 173.278 Nelson/Tasman
Slaughterburn Hut 100082661OPEN-46.192, 167.066 Fiordland
Slip Flat Hut100059208OPEN-44.956, 168.274 Otago
Smiths Stream Hut100056527OPEN-39.849, 176.17 Hawke’s Bay
Smoky Hunters Hut100101442OPEN-46.704, 167.831 Southland
Smyth Hut100074918OPEN-43.209, 170.849 West Coast
Snowgrass Hut 100039340OPEN-42.052, 173.739 Marlborough
Snowy Gorge Hut100044463OPEN-44.283, 169.698 Canterbury
Soper Shelter100102808OPEN-41.006, 172.597 Nelson/Tasman
South Huxley Bivvy100060562OPEN-44.047, 169.741 Canterbury
South Ohau Hut100038299OPEN-40.718, 175.39 Wellington/Kapiti
South Opuha Hut100094217OPEN-43.892, 170.727 Canterbury
South Pegasus Hunters Hut100040563OPEN-47.198, 167.638 Southland
South Temple Hut100034569OPEN-44.133, 169.751 Canterbury
Southwest Arm Hunters Hut100073711OPEN-46.936, 167.984 Southland
Sparrowhawk Bivvy100072003OPEN-39.738, 176.179 Manawatu/Whanganui
Speargrass Hut100039734OPEN-41.852, 172.752 Nelson/Tasman
Specimen Point Hut100097382OPEN-41.545, 172.152
Spence Hut100056330OPEN-45.705, 167.879 Southland
Splugeons Rock Shelter100060120OPEN-41.205, 172.608 Nelson/Tasman
Spoon / Morgans Hut100058782OPEN-44.149, 168.259 West Coast
Spurs Hut100062543OPEN-43.827, 170.872 Canterbury
St Jacob's Hut100075588OPEN-42.605, 172.236 Canterbury
St Winifreds Hut100043235OPEN-43.417, 170.683 Canterbury
Stafford Hut100081587OPEN-43.996, 168.545 West Coast
Stag Flat Shelter100030281OPEN-41.397, 172.295 Nelson/Tasman
Staircase Hut100030357OPEN-45.293, 170.68 Otago
Stan's Hut100041205OPEN-43.356, 170.402 West Coast
Stanfield Hut100055422OPEN-40.088, 176.047 Hawke’s Bay
Starveall Hut100061740OPEN-41.459, 173.241 Nelson/Tasman
Steele Creek Hut100031570OPEN-44.926, 168.214 Otago
Stern Valley Hut100097388OPEN-41.664, 172.199
Steyning Hut100031289OPEN-42.469, 172.558 Canterbury
Stodys Hut100085582OPEN-44.544, 169.436 Otago
Stone Hut100083035OPEN-43.687, 170.771 Canterbury
Stone Hut100064078OPEN-41.421, 172.439 Nelson/Tasman
Stoney Creek Hut100064697OPEN-44.849, 168.588 Otago
Stony Stream Bivvy100075583OPEN-42.463, 172.628 Canterbury
Studholme Saddle Hut100055181OPEN-39.301, 176.364 Hawke’s Bay
Sudden Valley Bivvy100030268OPEN-42.949, 171.705 Canterbury
Sunrise Hut100055421OPEN-39.788, 176.168 Hawke’s Bay
Supper Cove Hut100057899OPEN-45.702, 166.944 Fiordland
Sutherlands Hut100060768OPEN-41.437, 175.331 Wairarapa
Sylvester Hut100040740OPEN-41.106, 172.644 Nelson/Tasman
Syme Hut100043332OPEN-39.308, 174.066 Taranaki
Tahupo Hut100041832OPEN-39.433, 174.774 Manawatu/Whanganui
Tailings Hut100082270OPEN-44.857, 170.241 Otago
Taipo Hut100074496OPEN-45.051, 168.222 Southland
Taipo Hut100034874OPEN-41.398, 172.314 Nelson/Tasman
Takarua Hut100065683REMD-38.48, 177.007 East Coast
Tangihua Hut100043899OPEN-35.85, 174.11 Northland
Tarn Bivvy100035199OPEN-39.884, 176.144 Hawke’s Bay
Tarn Hut100059802OPEN-43.039, 172.149 Canterbury
Tarn Hut100060986OPEN-41.552, 173.168 Marlborough
Tarn Ridge Hut100075610OPEN-40.791, 175.436 Wairarapa
Taruarau Bivvy100071994OPEN-39.541, 176.268 Hawke’s Bay
Tasman Saddle Hut100075444OPEN-43.514, 170.342 Canterbury
Tataweka Hut100065463OPEN-38.458, 177.219 East Coast
Tauanui Hut100063244OPEN-41.388, 175.305 Wairarapa
Taurawharona Hut100043343OPEN-38.515, 177.089 East Coast
Tautuku Hut100058801OPEN-46.554, 169.325 Otago
Tawa Hut100072192OPEN-38.434, 177.263 East Coast
Tawhiwhi Hut100055143REMD-38.512, 176.989 East Coast
Te Ekaou Hut100072304OPEN-40.109, 175.927 Manawatu/Whanganui
Te Matawai Hut100063368OPEN-40.738, 175.399 Wellington/Kapiti
Te Oneroa A-frame Hut100062000OPEN-46.123, 166.672 Fiordland
Te Panaa Hut100073360OPEN-38.46, 177.1 East Coast
Te Pourewa Hut100072737OPEN-38.421, 177.108 East Coast
Te Pua Hut100065465OPEN-38.468, 177.135 East Coast
Te Puia Hut (Lodge)100073237OPEN-39.172, 176.41 Hawke’s Bay
Te Pukeohikarua (Te Puke) Hut100033714OPEN-39.193, 176.276 Hawke’s Bay
Te Rangaakapua Hut100075617OPEN-38.521, 177.204 East Coast
Te Rereatukahia Hut 100056832OPEN-37.586, 175.831 Bay of Plenty
Te Totara Hut100033506OPEN-38.731, 176.874 East Coast
Te Waiotukapiti Hut100033509OPEN-38.81, 176.856 East Coast
Te Waiti Hut100054965OPEN-38.168, 177.403 East Coast
Te Whare Okioki100132129OPEN-37.777, 175.916 Bay of Plenty
Teal Bay Hut100074899OPEN-46.067, 167.295 Fiordland
Telford Hut100042338OPEN-45.752, 167.847 Southland
Ten Man Hut100044544OPEN-39.017, 175.448 Central North Island
Tent Camp100060064OPEN-41.066, 172.536 Nelson/Tasman
The Gut Hut100058155OPEN-45.296, 166.956 Fiordland
Thomas River Hut100058783OPEN-43.894, 169.195 West Coast
Thor Hut100034879OPEN-41.353, 172.438 Nelson/Tasman
Three Mile Stream Hut100063296OPEN-42.659, 172.152 Canterbury
Tiraumea Hut100061762OPEN-41.908, 172.582 Nelson/Tasman
Toaroha Saddle Bivvy100075164OPEN-43.024, 171.167 West Coast
Toka Bivvy100072833OPEN-39.983, 176.072 Manawatu/Whanganui
Top Butler Hut100074785OPEN-43.421, 170.44 West Coast
Top Crawford Hut100086628OPEN-42.935, 171.278 West Coast
Top Crooked Hut100054107OPEN-42.704, 171.691 West Coast
Top Dingle Hut100059474OPEN-44.28, 169.558 Otago
Top Forks Hut100059145OPEN-44.274, 168.891 Otago
Top Forks Old Hut100059146OPEN-44.274, 168.891
Top Gordon Hut100061607OPEN-41.932, 173.195 Marlborough
Top Gorge Hut100055715OPEN-39.967, 176.105 Manawatu/Whanganui
Top Hope Hut100063057OPEN-42.59, 172.176 Canterbury
Top Hut100038193OPEN-44.675, 169.808 Otago
Top Hut100040277OPEN-43.421, 171.029 Canterbury
Top Hut 100034566OPEN-44.122, 169.665 Canterbury
Top Kokatahi Hut100038435OPEN-42.983, 171.189 West Coast
Top Leatham Hut100064214OPEN-41.973, 173.082 Marlborough
Top Maropea Hut100072310OPEN-39.774, 176.158 Manawatu/Whanganui
Top Misery Hut100064270OPEN-41.884, 172.994 Marlborough
Top Olderog Bivvy 100055449OPEN-42.821, 171.34 West Coast
Top Robinson Hut100062315OPEN-42.478, 172.179 West Coast
Top Timaru Hut100060712OPEN-44.47, 169.501 Otago
Top Toaroha Hut100062301OPEN-43.013, 171.154 West Coast
Top Trent Hut/Lagoon Hut100059346OPEN-42.7, 171.833 West Coast
Top Tuke Hut100072394OPEN-43.09, 170.889 West Coast
Top Wairoa Hut100061741OPEN-41.611, 173.075 Nelson/Tasman
Top Waitaha Hut100054672OPEN-43.131, 170.876 West Coast
Top Waitahu Bivvy100034330OPEN-42.204, 172.108 West Coast
Totara Flats Hut100041830OPEN-40.933, 175.403 Wairarapa
Townsend Hut100034580OPEN-42.774, 171.778 West Coast
Trains Hut100063550OPEN-39.48, 174.73 Manawatu/Whanganui
Traverse (A-Frame) Hut100072825OPEN-40.107, 176.014 Hawke’s Bay
Trevor Carter Hut100061174OPEN-41.398, 172.39 Nelson/Tasman
Triangle Hut100072830OPEN-39.904, 176.076 Manawatu/Whanganui
Tribulation Hut100084247OPEN-43.455, 171.459 Canterbury
Trilobite Hut100061116OPEN-41.13, 172.609 Nelson/Tasman
Triplex Hut100064495OPEN-39.794, 176.198 Hawke’s Bay
Trust/Poulter Hut100075781OPEN-42.855, 171.843 Canterbury
Tunnel Creek Hut100062380OPEN-43.818, 169.537 West Coast
Turere Lodge100089121OPEN-41.335, 174.984 Wellington/Kapiti
Turkeys Nest Bivvy100043221OPEN-41.748, 173.321 Marlborough
Turnbull Bivvy100059548OPEN-42.956, 171.909 Canterbury
Turnbull's (Big Dam) Hut100056297OPEN-46.292, 167.852 Southland
Tussock Hut100055378OPEN-39.166, 176.215 Hawke’s Bay
Tutaekuri Hut100040707OPEN-42.614, 171.972 West Coast
Tutu Hut100031288OPEN-42.55, 172.607 Canterbury
Tutuwai Hut100063125OPEN-41.01, 175.325 Wairarapa
Two Mile Hut100043142OPEN-45.174, 168.803 Otago
Tīeke Marae/Kāinga100063328OPEN-39.337, 174.993 Manawatu/Whanganui
Unknown Stream Hut100059544OPEN-43.066, 171.273 Canterbury
Upper Cromel Hut100072025OPEN-45.446, 168.327 Southland
Upper D'Urville Hut100061302OPEN-42.108, 172.606 Nelson/Tasman
Upper Deception Hut100075783OPEN-42.884, 171.617 Canterbury
Upper Gridiron Hut100075825OPEN-41.17, 172.696 Nelson/Tasman
Upper Lords Hunters Hut100090949OPEN-47.075, 168.05 Southland
Upper Makaroro Hut100055429OPEN-39.68, 176.227 Hawke’s Bay
Upper Matakuhia Hut100042461OPEN-38.894, 176.595 East Coast
Upper Nina Bivvy100063490OPEN-42.47, 172.272 Canterbury
Upper Oreti Hut100030327OPEN-45.375, 168.218 Southland
Upper Princhester Hut100072446OPEN-45.621, 167.914 Southland
Upper South Branch Hurunui Hut100075590OPEN-42.765, 171.986 Canterbury
Upper Spey Hut100057665OPEN-45.58, 167.163 Fiordland
Upper Te Hoe Hut100056619OPEN-38.84, 176.72 East Coast
Upper Travers Hut100041099OPEN-42.02, 172.75 Nelson/Tasman
Upper Wairaki Hut100031291OPEN-45.735, 167.889 Southland
Upper Whirinaki Hut100073680OPEN-38.812, 176.673 East Coast
Upper Windley Hut100035406OPEN-45.438, 168.246 Southland
Urquhart's Hut100034520OPEN-43.034, 171.317 Canterbury
Veil Biv100122736OPEN-43.388, 170.684 Canterbury
Venison Tops Hut (Tira Lodge)100055416OPEN-39.247, 176.321 Hawke’s Bay
Venus Hut100082399OPEN-41.317, 172.439 Nelson/Tasman
Waiau Hut100122465OPEN-42.18, 172.661 Canterbury
Waiaua Gorge Hut100063698OPEN-39.325, 174.004 Taranaki
Waiawa Hut100055146REMD-38.565, 177.047 East Coast
Waiharuru Hut100043530OPEN-38.744, 177.033 East Coast
Waihohonu Hut100081242OPEN-39.209, 175.68 Central North Island
Waihua Hut100031263REMD-38.277, 176.888 East Coast
Waihāhā Hut100040830OPEN-38.695, 175.601 Waikato
Waikamaka Hut100055428OPEN-39.812, 176.134 Manawatu/Whanganui
Waikare Junction Hut100056434REMD-38.391, 177.003 East Coast
Waikiti Hut100059343OPEN-42.614, 171.854 West Coast
Waimak Gorge - Hamilton Hut100085934OPEN-43.118, 171.967
Waimak Gorge - Walker Hut100085933OPEN-43.194, 171.952
Waimakariri Falls Hut100059955OPEN-42.918, 171.488 Canterbury
Waingaro Forks Hut100060066OPEN-41.046, 172.674 Nelson/Tasman
Waingongoro Hut100061023OPEN-39.319, 174.11 Taranaki
Wainui Hut100064317OPEN-40.914, 172.92 Nelson/Tasman
Waiopaoa Hut100055336OPEN-38.809, 176.994 East Coast
Waiopehu Hut100040085OPEN-40.726, 175.357 Wellington/Kapiti
Waiorongomai Hut100062930OPEN-41.257, 175.107 Wairarapa
Waiotauru Hut100131850OPEN-40.939, 175.185 Wellington/Kapiti
Waipakihi Hut100056298OPEN-39.124, 175.958 Central North Island
Waipawa Forks Hut100033705OPEN-39.799, 176.175 Manawatu/Whanganui
Wairaurahiri Hut100058861OPEN-46.254, 167.217 Fiordland
Waitawheta Hut100039054OPEN-37.526, 175.806 Bay of Plenty
Waitewaewae Hut100065710OPEN-40.831, 175.306 Wellington/Kapiti
Waitutu Hut100058859OPEN-46.237, 167.063 Fiordland
Wakelings Hut100054928OPEN-39.755, 176.13 Manawatu/Whanganui
Wallers Hut100038361OPEN-44.852, 168.484
Warden Hut100039299OPEN-42.279, 173.439 Marlborough
Washpool Hut100064391OPEN-41.477, 175.292 Wairarapa
Watchdog Hut100062417OPEN-43.408, 170.788 Canterbury
Waterfall Hut100064479OPEN-39.829, 176.114 Manawatu/Whanganui
Weka Burnet Bivvy100059545OPEN-43.053, 171.338 Canterbury
Welcome Flat Hut100059655OPEN-43.631, 169.946 West Coast
West Arm Hut100058315OPEN-45.525, 167.263 Fiordland
West Burn Hut100065857OPEN-45.206, 168.154 Southland
West Harper Hut100061488OPEN-43.1, 171.607 Canterbury
West Mathias Bivvy100060745OPEN-43.166, 171.09 Canterbury
West Sabine Hut100064155OPEN-42.008, 172.684 Nelson/Tasman
Westies Hut100038202OPEN-46.224, 166.946 Fiordland
Whakapapaiti Hut100056292OPEN-39.238, 175.518 Central North Island
Whakatakaa Hut100065705REMD-38.693, 177.001 East Coast
Whangaehu Hut100041250OPEN-39.283, 175.588 Central North Island
Whangamarino Duck Hut B100098295OPEN-37.355, 175.184
Whangamarino Duck Hut C100098296OPEN-37.335, 175.12
Whangamarino Duck Hut E100098297OPEN-37.338, 175.136
Whanganui Hut100073373REMD-38.721, 177.04 East Coast
Whare Creek Hut100043834OPEN-45.668, 167.826 Southland
Wharekahika Hut100072480REMD-38.249, 177.035 East Coast
Wharepapa Hut100059788OPEN-41.325, 175.076 Wairarapa
Wharfedale Hut100061399OPEN-43.198, 172.042 Canterbury
Whariwharangi Hut100061135OPEN-40.789, 172.974 Nelson/Tasman
Wheel Creek Hut100034329OPEN-42.071, 172.132 West Coast
Whymper Hut100033580OPEN-43.443, 170.372 West Coast
Wildlife Hut100043254OPEN-38.377, 175.451 Waikato
Wilkinson Hut100059506OPEN-43.157, 170.989 West Coast
Wills Hut100060268OPEN-44.039, 169.459 West Coast
Winchcombe Biv 2021100137086OPEN-40.95, 175.31
Wire Yards Hut100082266OPEN-44.851, 170.117 Otago
Woolshed Creek Hut100062554OPEN-43.601, 171.326 Canterbury
Worsley Bivvy100034581OPEN-42.851, 171.783 Canterbury
Worsley Hut100071870OPEN-44.943, 167.834 Fiordland
Wānaka Faces Hut100099984OPEN-44.534, 169.145 Otago
Yankee River Hut100072451OPEN-46.695, 167.888 Southland
Yeats Ridge Hut100034621OPEN-42.984, 171.149 West Coast
Young Hut100039578OPEN-44.175, 169.09 Otago
Youngman Stream Hut100059803OPEN-43.025, 172.183 Canterbury
Zekes Hut100030272OPEN-39.541, 175.747 Central North Island
Zoo Hut100061613OPEN-41.923, 173.926 Marlborough
Ōtamahua Hut100130661OPEN-43.629, 172.697 Canterbury

Hut alerts

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Kelly Knight Hut alert

Kelly Knight Hut Track closure

Kelly Knight Hut Track is closed.

The mid-section of this track is not on public conservation land and crosses private property. This is currently under review and until resolved the entirety of the track is closed.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 11 May 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Kelly Knight Hut Track is closed.

The mid-section of this track is not on public conservation land and crosses private property. This is currently under review and until resolved the entirety of the track is closed.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 11 May 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Camerons Hut alert

No bunks at Camerons Hut

There are no bunks to sleep on at Camerons Hut. Use Hurunui No. 3 Hut or Harper Pass Bivvy as alternative accommodation.

First published on 16 August 2022. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

There are no bunks to sleep on at Camerons Hut. Use Hurunui No. 3 Hut or Harper Pass Bivvy as alternative accommodation.

First published on 16 August 2022. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

Kirwans Hut alert

Capleston – Kirwans Hut track closed

The track between Boatmans Road end through to Kirwans Hut is closed. This is due to extensive flood damage, rock fall and slope instability. The rock fall at the Kirwans Tunnel Suspension Bridge posses a serious threat to visitor safety and the area should not be approached.

The track between Gannons Road bridge to Montgomerie Hut and up to Kirwans Hut is now fully open with the flood/track damage repaired.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 14 February 2022. Last reviewed on 13 March 2024.

The track between Boatmans Road end through to Kirwans Hut is closed. This is due to extensive flood damage, rock fall and slope instability. The rock fall at the Kirwans Tunnel Suspension Bridge posses a serious threat to visitor safety and the area should not be approached.

The track between Gannons Road bridge to Montgomerie Hut and up to Kirwans Hut is now fully open with the flood/track damage repaired.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 14 February 2022. Last reviewed on 13 March 2024.

Belltown Manunui Hut alert

Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Predator control for Kakapo area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 21 February 2024.

The Kakapo Block is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 13 February 2024. Last reviewed on 23 February 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 21 February 2024.

The Kakapo Block is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 13 February 2024. Last reviewed on 23 February 2024.

Hooker Hut alert

Hooker Valley Track icy conditions

The Hooker Valley Track is currently very icy in shaded areas and is extremely slippery. The track is likely to remain this way for the rest of the winter season. We recommend the use of microspikes and walking poles in addition to suitable footwear such as hiking/tramping boot’s.

First published on 27 May 2024. Last reviewed on 27 May 2024.

The Hooker Valley Track is currently very icy in shaded areas and is extremely slippery. The track is likely to remain this way for the rest of the winter season. We recommend the use of microspikes and walking poles in addition to suitable footwear such as hiking/tramping boot’s.

First published on 27 May 2024. Last reviewed on 27 May 2024.

Motutapere Hut alert

Kauritatahi Hut Track closed

A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.

Do not attempt to cross this slip.

First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.

A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.

Do not attempt to cross this slip.

First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.

Hurunui Hut alert

Kauritatahi Hut Track closed

A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.

Do not attempt to cross this slip.

First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.

A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.

Do not attempt to cross this slip.

First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.

Mangaturuturu Hut alert

Round the Mountain Track and excessive mice

We are currently experiencing higher than usual mouse numbers. Ensure your food is kept in sealed containers and do not leave any uneaten food in the huts.

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

We are currently experiencing higher than usual mouse numbers. Ensure your food is kept in sealed containers and do not leave any uneaten food in the huts.

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

Low levels of firewood at Tongariro huts

There is low levels of firewood (that could run out at any time) at these huts:

  • Mangaturuturu Hut
  • Mangaehuehu Hut
  • Waihohonu Hut
  • Rangipo Hut
  • Blyth Hut
  • Whakapapaiti Hut

All hut users should be prepared for no firewood at the huts.

First published on 28 May 2024.

There is low levels of firewood (that could run out at any time) at these huts:

  • Mangaturuturu Hut
  • Mangaehuehu Hut
  • Waihohonu Hut
  • Rangipo Hut
  • Blyth Hut
  • Whakapapaiti Hut

All hut users should be prepared for no firewood at the huts.

First published on 28 May 2024.

Te Totara Hut alert

Te Urewera alerts

Check Ngāi Tūhoe website for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website. 

Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on +64 6 837 3803 or email teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz for information. 

First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.

Check Ngāi Tūhoe website for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website. 

Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on +64 6 837 3803 or email teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz for information. 

First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.

Cameron Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Black Birch Bivouac alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Blyth Hut alert

Round the Mountain Track and excessive mice

We are currently experiencing higher than usual mouse numbers. Ensure your food is kept in sealed containers and do not leave any uneaten food in the huts.

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

We are currently experiencing higher than usual mouse numbers. Ensure your food is kept in sealed containers and do not leave any uneaten food in the huts.

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

Low levels of firewood at Tongariro huts

There is low levels of firewood (that could run out at any time) at these huts:

  • Mangaturuturu Hut
  • Mangaehuehu Hut
  • Waihohonu Hut
  • Rangipo Hut
  • Blyth Hut
  • Whakapapaiti Hut

All hut users should be prepared for no firewood at the huts.

First published on 28 May 2024.

There is low levels of firewood (that could run out at any time) at these huts:

  • Mangaturuturu Hut
  • Mangaehuehu Hut
  • Waihohonu Hut
  • Rangipo Hut
  • Blyth Hut
  • Whakapapaiti Hut

All hut users should be prepared for no firewood at the huts.

First published on 28 May 2024.

Leon Kinvig Hut alert

Leon Kinvig Hut closed

Leon Kinvig Hut is closed due to severe flood damage and is not safe to use. Do not approach or enter the hut. It is on the edge of a large bank with no foundations at one end. 

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 24 February 2023. Last reviewed on 21 May 2024.

Leon Kinvig Hut is closed due to severe flood damage and is not safe to use. Do not approach or enter the hut. It is on the edge of a large bank with no foundations at one end. 

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 24 February 2023. Last reviewed on 21 May 2024.

Mid Pohangina Hut alert

Mid Pohangina Track to Takapari Road via CE Track closed

Mid Pohangina Track to Takapari Road via CE Track (which runs between Takapari Road and the Mid Pohangina Hut Sidle Track) is closed due to poor condition. This includes slips, windfall, vegetation, and incorrect marking. Use alternative tracks.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 27 March 2023. Last reviewed on 6 May 2024.

Mid Pohangina Track to Takapari Road via CE Track (which runs between Takapari Road and the Mid Pohangina Hut Sidle Track) is closed due to poor condition. This includes slips, windfall, vegetation, and incorrect marking. Use alternative tracks.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 27 March 2023. Last reviewed on 6 May 2024.

Waterfall Hut alert

Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Aranga Hut alert

Aranga Hut closed

Aranga Hut is closed because of its dilapidated condition.

This is a long-term alert.

First published on 27 April 2021. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Aranga Hut is closed because of its dilapidated condition.

This is a long-term alert.

First published on 27 April 2021. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Porters Creek Hut alert

Gordons Knob wilding conifer control operation

A helicopter will be spraying wilding conifers on the hills to the west of Gordons Knob until end of June 2024. The herbicide will be targeted at individual trees.

The work is away from tracks but visitors heading off track and hunters should take note.

First published on 26 March 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

A helicopter will be spraying wilding conifers on the hills to the west of Gordons Knob until end of June 2024. The herbicide will be targeted at individual trees.

The work is away from tracks but visitors heading off track and hunters should take note.

First published on 26 March 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

Hope Arm Hut alert

Storm damage to Back Valley Hut and Hope Arm Hut

Trees and branches have fallen over on the tracks in this backcountry area. Walking times may vary.

Storm events have changed unbridged creeks. These may become impassable in heavy rain.

First published on 10 October 2023. Last reviewed on 2 May 2024.

Trees and branches have fallen over on the tracks in this backcountry area. Walking times may vary.

Storm events have changed unbridged creeks. These may become impassable in heavy rain.

First published on 10 October 2023. Last reviewed on 2 May 2024.

Kintail Hut alert

Predator control for Seaforth Grebe area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 4 June 2024.

Seaforth Grebe area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

 

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 4 June 2024.

Seaforth Grebe area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

 

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Mangatainoka Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Middle Hill Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Tussock Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Smiths Stream Hut alert

Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Waikamaka Hut alert

Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Upper South Branch Hurunui Hut alert

Predator control for Arthur's Pass East

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. 

You are not allowed to bring your dog to this area at any time. 

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 18 January 2024. Last reviewed on 30 May 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. 

You are not allowed to bring your dog to this area at any time. 

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 18 January 2024. Last reviewed on 30 May 2024.

Daleys Flat Hut alert

Predator control for Caples Routeburn Dart area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

Upper Snowy Creek Bridge removed for winter

The upper Snowy Creek bridge has been removed from the Rees-Dart Track for winter 2024.
Walking the track now involves a dangerous river crossing. 

The bridge is usually reinstalled mid to late November depending on avalanche conditions. 

First published on 6 May 2024.

The upper Snowy Creek bridge has been removed from the Rees-Dart Track for winter 2024.
Walking the track now involves a dangerous river crossing. 

The bridge is usually reinstalled mid to late November depending on avalanche conditions. 

First published on 6 May 2024.

Daleys Hut reduced facilities for winter season

The tap water and flush toilets have been disabled for the winter season. Water can be sourced from the outside water tank and a pit toilet is available for winter.

First published on 24 April 2024.

The tap water and flush toilets have been disabled for the winter season. Water can be sourced from the outside water tank and a pit toilet is available for winter.

First published on 24 April 2024.

Tent Camp alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Lake Poteriteri Hut alert

Predator control for Waitutu Forest

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter from 18 June 2024, depending on the weather. This alert will be updated 2 days before the operation starts.

Waitutu Forest will remain open. You are advised not to walk on the tracks on the day of the operation. See the Pesticide Summary Map for the operation area.

  • Lillburn Valley Road (access to Lake Hauroko carpark, Lake Hauroko Lookout Track, Lake Hauroko Loop Bush Track, Lake Hauroko to Teal Bay Route) will be closed for two days for this operation.
  • Thicketburn Campsite and Picnic Area will be closed for two days for this operation.

Traffic Management and signage will be in place for road closures. People planning to enter this area on or after 15 May are advised to check this alert or the Te Anau Visitor Center first for possible delays.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 March 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter from 18 June 2024, depending on the weather. This alert will be updated 2 days before the operation starts.

Waitutu Forest will remain open. You are advised not to walk on the tracks on the day of the operation. See the Pesticide Summary Map for the operation area.

  • Lillburn Valley Road (access to Lake Hauroko carpark, Lake Hauroko Lookout Track, Lake Hauroko Loop Bush Track, Lake Hauroko to Teal Bay Route) will be closed for two days for this operation.
  • Thicketburn Campsite and Picnic Area will be closed for two days for this operation.

Traffic Management and signage will be in place for road closures. People planning to enter this area on or after 15 May are advised to check this alert or the Te Anau Visitor Center first for possible delays.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 March 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Brass Monkey Bivvy alert

Brass Monkey Bivvy closed

Brass Monkey Bivvy is temporarily closed due to black mould on the interior lining.

First published on 7 December 2023. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

Brass Monkey Bivvy is temporarily closed due to black mould on the interior lining.

First published on 7 December 2023. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

Devils Den Bivvy alert

No toilet door at Devils Den Bivvy

The door has been blown off the toilet. 

First published on 14 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

The door has been blown off the toilet. 

First published on 14 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

East Hawdon Bivvy alert

Predator control for Arthur's Pass East

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. 

You are not allowed to bring your dog to this area at any time. 

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 18 January 2024. Last reviewed on 30 May 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. 

You are not allowed to bring your dog to this area at any time. 

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 18 January 2024. Last reviewed on 30 May 2024.

Kiwi Flat Hut alert

River crossing needed to reach the hut

Due to river moving hard against point 202 (Topo50 BV17) and the track being washed out a river crossing is now needed. You will need to cross the Waitaha River directly from the carpark and then recross above point 202 to re-gain the track. You can then continue on to Kiwi Flat and the Upper Waitaha.

This is only possible in normal to low flows and should not be attempted during or after rain events.

You need to be very experienced in crossing rivers and be prepared to take extra time to choose a suitable crossing point. If in doubt, do not cross.

The private farm road around the back of point 202 is not open for public use.

First published on 3 May 2024.

Due to river moving hard against point 202 (Topo50 BV17) and the track being washed out a river crossing is now needed. You will need to cross the Waitaha River directly from the carpark and then recross above point 202 to re-gain the track. You can then continue on to Kiwi Flat and the Upper Waitaha.

This is only possible in normal to low flows and should not be attempted during or after rain events.

You need to be very experienced in crossing rivers and be prepared to take extra time to choose a suitable crossing point. If in doubt, do not cross.

The private farm road around the back of point 202 is not open for public use.

First published on 3 May 2024.

Coppermine Creek Hut alert

Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track washout caution required

There is a washout at Thompson Creek ( N1301968, E5142768) on the Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track. The location of the washout is between Blowfly and Māori Saddle Huts, approximately 2 hours from Blowfly hut.

There is a significant drop-out on the track. A temporary reroute has been put in place but it is likely to be damaged in rainfall events. Extreme caution is required. If you are unsure – do not attempt track or turn back.

First published on 7 June 2024.

There is a washout at Thompson Creek ( N1301968, E5142768) on the Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track. The location of the washout is between Blowfly and Māori Saddle Huts, approximately 2 hours from Blowfly hut.

There is a significant drop-out on the track. A temporary reroute has been put in place but it is likely to be damaged in rainfall events. Extreme caution is required. If you are unsure – do not attempt track or turn back.

First published on 7 June 2024.

Bottom Misery Hut alert

Branch River Suspension Bridge removed

The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.

It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.

There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas. 

First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.

The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.

It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.

There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas. 

First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.

Mid Goulter Hut alert

Top Valley Road closed

There is no access to public conservation land from Top Valley Road due to forestry operations.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 4 September 2023. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024.

There is no access to public conservation land from Top Valley Road due to forestry operations.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 4 September 2023. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024.

Goulter Road closed

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Siberia Hut alert

Branch River Suspension Bridge removed

The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.

It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.

There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas. 

First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.

The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.

It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.

There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas. 

First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.

Slaty Hut alert

Goulter Road closed

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Browning Hut alert

Access to Mt Richmond Forest Park – Maungatapu Road – Slip

There has been a large slip on the Maungatapu Road which gives access to Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park, which is completely blocking the road. For enquiries as to when this will be cleared, contact the roading authority, in this case being Marlborough Roads.

First published on 7 June 2024.

There has been a large slip on the Maungatapu Road which gives access to Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park, which is completely blocking the road. For enquiries as to when this will be cleared, contact the roading authority, in this case being Marlborough Roads.

First published on 7 June 2024.

Granity Pass Hut alert

Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Anchorage Hut alert

Torrent Bay bridge replacement

Torrent River Bridge on the high tide track between Anchorage and Torrent Bay, giving access to Cleopatra’s Pool, is being replaced. An alternative option involves wading through the Torrent River, this is available four hours either side of low tide. Note there are some slippery rocks and river flow may fluctuate depending on rainfall and tides.

First published on 19 August 2022. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

Torrent River Bridge on the high tide track between Anchorage and Torrent Bay, giving access to Cleopatra’s Pool, is being replaced. An alternative option involves wading through the Torrent River, this is available four hours either side of low tide. Note there are some slippery rocks and river flow may fluctuate depending on rainfall and tides.

First published on 19 August 2022. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

Abel Tasman Coast Track – Anchorage stream crossing

The stream that drains the lagoon at Anchorage can only be crossed safely 4 hours either side of low tide. 

Visitors intending to use Anchorage Beach to head to or from Torrent Bay may be affected during times of large high tides. Allow extra time to either wait for the tide to recede or return to the Coast Track to continue your trip.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 13 January 2023. Last reviewed on 12 April 2024.

The stream that drains the lagoon at Anchorage can only be crossed safely 4 hours either side of low tide. 

Visitors intending to use Anchorage Beach to head to or from Torrent Bay may be affected during times of large high tides. Allow extra time to either wait for the tide to recede or return to the Coast Track to continue your trip.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 13 January 2023. Last reviewed on 12 April 2024.

Mt Arthur Hut alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Karamea Bend Hut alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Kiwi Saddle Hut alert

Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Chummies Track reroute

The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.

The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. See map (JGP, 116K)

First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.

The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.

The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. See map (JGP, 116K)

First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.

Salisbury Lodge alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Balloon Hut alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Top Wairoa Hut alert

Goulter Road closed

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Captains Creek Hut alert

Access to Mt Richmond Forest Park – Maungatapu Road – Slip

There has been a large slip on the Maungatapu Road which gives access to Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park, which is completely blocking the road. For enquiries as to when this will be cleared, contact the roading authority, in this case being Marlborough Roads.

First published on 7 June 2024.

There has been a large slip on the Maungatapu Road which gives access to Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park, which is completely blocking the road. For enquiries as to when this will be cleared, contact the roading authority, in this case being Marlborough Roads.

First published on 7 June 2024.

Connors Creek Hut alert

Possum control operation in Upper Wairau – Rainbow area

There is a ground based (cyanide) possum control operation running until 30 October 2024 to eliminate the risk of bovine TB spreading in domestic stock.

The operation covers 8,713 hectares along the Rainbow Road from Chinaman Stream to No Mans Creek. It extends up to the headwaters of the Rainbow River, Coldwater Creek and Judges Creek.

Poison warning signs will be in place and maintained throughout the operation. There is a risk from secondary poisoning.

Further information contact Excell by phone 0508 392 355 or email office@excellcorp.co.nz.

First published on 3 October 2021. Last reviewed on 27 March 2024.

There is a ground based (cyanide) possum control operation running until 30 October 2024 to eliminate the risk of bovine TB spreading in domestic stock.

The operation covers 8,713 hectares along the Rainbow Road from Chinaman Stream to No Mans Creek. It extends up to the headwaters of the Rainbow River, Coldwater Creek and Judges Creek.

Poison warning signs will be in place and maintained throughout the operation. There is a risk from secondary poisoning.

Further information contact Excell by phone 0508 392 355 or email office@excellcorp.co.nz.

First published on 3 October 2021. Last reviewed on 27 March 2024.

Paske Hut alert

Possum control operation in Upper Wairau – Rainbow area

There is a ground based (cyanide) possum control operation running until 30 October 2024 to eliminate the risk of bovine TB spreading in domestic stock.

The operation covers 8,713 hectares along the Rainbow Road from Chinaman Stream to No Mans Creek. It extends up to the headwaters of the Rainbow River, Coldwater Creek and Judges Creek.

Poison warning signs will be in place and maintained throughout the operation. There is a risk from secondary poisoning.

Further information contact Excell by phone 0508 392 355 or email office@excellcorp.co.nz.

First published on 3 October 2021. Last reviewed on 27 March 2024.

There is a ground based (cyanide) possum control operation running until 30 October 2024 to eliminate the risk of bovine TB spreading in domestic stock.

The operation covers 8,713 hectares along the Rainbow Road from Chinaman Stream to No Mans Creek. It extends up to the headwaters of the Rainbow River, Coldwater Creek and Judges Creek.

Poison warning signs will be in place and maintained throughout the operation. There is a risk from secondary poisoning.

Further information contact Excell by phone 0508 392 355 or email office@excellcorp.co.nz.

First published on 3 October 2021. Last reviewed on 27 March 2024.

Lonely Lake Hut alert

Predator control for Parapara area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 11 February 2024. Parapara area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

See the Pesticide Summary Map for more information.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 19 January 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 11 February 2024. Parapara area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

See the Pesticide Summary Map for more information.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 19 January 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Sylvester Hut alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Myttons Hut alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

History of Manson Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Kay Creek Hut alert

Predator control for Caples Routeburn Dart area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

McKellar Hut alert

Predator control for Caples Routeburn Dart area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

Triangle Hut alert

Iron Gate Hut tracks closed

These tracks are closed due to large, unstable slips:

  • Alice Nash Heritage Lodge To Iron Gate Hut
  • Iron Gate Hut to Upper Oroua River tracks
First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 9 May 2024.

These tracks are closed due to large, unstable slips:

  • Alice Nash Heritage Lodge To Iron Gate Hut
  • Iron Gate Hut to Upper Oroua River tracks
First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 9 May 2024.

Waingongoro Hut alert

Predator control for Taranaki Mounga

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.

Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.

Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

Haurangi Hut alert

Ōrongorongo Track reroute

A section of the Ōrongorongo Track at Jacob’s Ladder has been rerouted due to the risk of an imminent collapse. The slip cannot be seen from the track.

The reroute is well signposted. Turn back if you find yourself on a section of rough, uneven track with deep cracks.

The rerouted track is a temporary tramping track with some large, unformed steps. It will be upgraded soon.

Jacob’s Ladder is the area where the track descends steeply down to the Ōrongorongo River Valley. This is about five minutes before the curved bridge when travelling from the Catchpool carpark end.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 March 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

A section of the Ōrongorongo Track at Jacob’s Ladder has been rerouted due to the risk of an imminent collapse. The slip cannot be seen from the track.

The reroute is well signposted. Turn back if you find yourself on a section of rough, uneven track with deep cracks.

The rerouted track is a temporary tramping track with some large, unformed steps. It will be upgraded soon.

Jacob’s Ladder is the area where the track descends steeply down to the Ōrongorongo River Valley. This is about five minutes before the curved bridge when travelling from the Catchpool carpark end.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 March 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Big Bend Track slip

There is a slip on Big Bend Track between the Turere Curved Bridge and Turere Lodge. Take extra care when walking this section of the track. 

First published on 13 March 2023. Last reviewed on 12 March 2024.

There is a slip on Big Bend Track between the Turere Curved Bridge and Turere Lodge. Take extra care when walking this section of the track. 

First published on 13 March 2023. Last reviewed on 12 March 2024.

Jumbo Hut alert

Be prepared for current hut conditions at Jumbo Hut

The firewood at the hut has been reported as wet. We advise taking fire starters.

The gas cookers at the hut are due for a service. Carry your own cookers to be prepared for no cooking facilities at the hut.

First published on 6 May 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

The firewood at the hut has been reported as wet. We advise taking fire starters.

The gas cookers at the hut are due for a service. Carry your own cookers to be prepared for no cooking facilities at the hut.

First published on 6 May 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

Tataweka Hut alert

Te Urewera alerts

Check Ngāi Tūhoe website for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website. 

Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on +64 6 837 3803 or email teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz for information. 

First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.

Check Ngāi Tūhoe website for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website. 

Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on +64 6 837 3803 or email teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz for information. 

First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.

Waitewaewae Hut alert

Ōtaki Gorge Road closed to vehicles and pedestrians

Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians due to a major slip. Camping is available at Boielles Campsite but for foot access only.

There is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to Ōtaki Forks. It is 5 km long and can be accessed 200 m past the locked gate on the Ōtaki Gorge Road.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 December 2022. Last reviewed on 16 May 2024.

Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians due to a major slip. Camping is available at Boielles Campsite but for foot access only.

There is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to Ōtaki Forks. It is 5 km long and can be accessed 200 m past the locked gate on the Ōtaki Gorge Road.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 December 2022. Last reviewed on 16 May 2024.

Kime Hut alert

Ōtaki Gorge Road closed to vehicles and pedestrians

Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians due to a major slip. Camping is available at Boielles Campsite but for foot access only.

There is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to Ōtaki Forks. It is 5 km long and can be accessed 200 m past the locked gate on the Ōtaki Gorge Road.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 December 2022. Last reviewed on 16 May 2024.

Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians due to a major slip. Camping is available at Boielles Campsite but for foot access only.

There is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to Ōtaki Forks. It is 5 km long and can be accessed 200 m past the locked gate on the Ōtaki Gorge Road.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 December 2022. Last reviewed on 16 May 2024.

Waiopehu Hut alert

Ohau Gorge Track closed

The Ohau Gorge Track, that forms the first section of Gable End Track, is closed due to a significant slip beyond the Forest Park boundary on the track up the Ohau Gorge.

Take the alternate route along the Waiopehu Track. Six Disc Track is still open for those who want to access Gable End Ridge Track.

First published on 7 June 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

The Ohau Gorge Track, that forms the first section of Gable End Track, is closed due to a significant slip beyond the Forest Park boundary on the track up the Ohau Gorge.

Take the alternate route along the Waiopehu Track. Six Disc Track is still open for those who want to access Gable End Ridge Track.

First published on 7 June 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Sedgemere Sleepout alert

Molesworth wilding conifer control

A wilding conifer control programme is underway in Rangitahi/Molesworth, using a combination of ground and aerial methods. 

Ground control work has concluded for the season.

Aerial Basal Bark Application using helicopters commenced in late September 2023 and will continue until June 2024. The map below shows where ground crew and helicopters may be operating.

Molesworth conifer control map (PDF, 4728K)

The work will be weather dependent, with crews coming and going as weather windows allow. There will be signage in huts and on gates so visitors know helicopters and ground crews are working in the area.

First published on 13 September 2023. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024.

A wilding conifer control programme is underway in Rangitahi/Molesworth, using a combination of ground and aerial methods. 

Ground control work has concluded for the season.

Aerial Basal Bark Application using helicopters commenced in late September 2023 and will continue until June 2024. The map below shows where ground crew and helicopters may be operating.

Molesworth conifer control map (PDF, 4728K)

The work will be weather dependent, with crews coming and going as weather windows allow. There will be signage in huts and on gates so visitors know helicopters and ground crews are working in the area.

First published on 13 September 2023. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024.

Possum control for Molesworth Recreation Reserve

A possum control operation using 1080 bait:

  • was completed in the Bush Gully-Tarndale area on 22 August 2023.
  • was completed in the Yarra/Five-Mile on 28 October 2023.

The operations cover up to 87,000 hectares. See a map (PDF,10,075K). Learn more on the OSPRI website.

Molesworth Recreation Reserve is open with warning signs in place at key entrances and points.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. The area in the pesticide summary map will also show as safe. As conditions in the area have been extremely dry, animal carcasses have taken longer than the usual 8 months expected to completely break down.  

1080 is deadly to dogs. Dogs are not permitted in Molesworth Recreation Reserve at any time.

First published on 5 April 2023. Last reviewed on 22 May 2024.

A possum control operation using 1080 bait:

  • was completed in the Bush Gully-Tarndale area on 22 August 2023.
  • was completed in the Yarra/Five-Mile on 28 October 2023.

The operations cover up to 87,000 hectares. See a map (PDF,10,075K). Learn more on the OSPRI website.

Molesworth Recreation Reserve is open with warning signs in place at key entrances and points.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. The area in the pesticide summary map will also show as safe. As conditions in the area have been extremely dry, animal carcasses have taken longer than the usual 8 months expected to completely break down.  

1080 is deadly to dogs. Dogs are not permitted in Molesworth Recreation Reserve at any time.

First published on 5 April 2023. Last reviewed on 22 May 2024.

Sedgemere Sleepout closed

Sedgemere Sleepout is closed and should not be slept in/used for safety concerns. We are working on a solution and are hopeful the closure is only short term.

First published on 10 May 2024.

Sedgemere Sleepout is closed and should not be slept in/used for safety concerns. We are working on a solution and are hopeful the closure is only short term.

First published on 10 May 2024.

Lost Stream Bivvy alert

Branch River Suspension Bridge removed

The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.

It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.

There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas. 

First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.

The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.

It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.

There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas. 

First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.

Greigs Hut alert

Branch River Suspension Bridge removed

The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.

It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.

There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas. 

First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.

The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.

It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.

There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas. 

First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.

Upper Matakuhia Hut alert

Lower Matakuhia Hut removed and tracks closed

The Lower Matakuhia Hut has been removed.

Lower Matakuhia Track and Opureke Track are permanently closed. Track markers are still present but the tracks are no longer maintained.

First published on 10 March 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

The Lower Matakuhia Hut has been removed.

Lower Matakuhia Track and Opureke Track are permanently closed. Track markers are still present but the tracks are no longer maintained.

First published on 10 March 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

No fire at Upper Matakuhia Hut

Upper Matakuhia Hut's new fireplace is not ready to be used. Further work is required before it can be used. 

First published on 13 June 2022. Last reviewed on 2 April 2024.

Upper Matakuhia Hut's new fireplace is not ready to be used. Further work is required before it can be used. 

First published on 13 June 2022. Last reviewed on 2 April 2024.

Matakuhia Road washout and carpark closure

Matakuhia carpark is closed. There is a washout 50 m before the carpark that has removed some of the road. Stay clear until further notice. 

First published on 15 July 2022. Last reviewed on 7 February 2024.

Matakuhia carpark is closed. There is a washout 50 m before the carpark that has removed some of the road. Stay clear until further notice. 

First published on 15 July 2022. Last reviewed on 7 February 2024.

Casey Hut alert

Predator control for Arthur's Pass East

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. 

You are not allowed to bring your dog to this area at any time. 

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 18 January 2024. Last reviewed on 30 May 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. 

You are not allowed to bring your dog to this area at any time. 

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 18 January 2024. Last reviewed on 30 May 2024.

James Mackay Hut alert

Predator control for Gouland area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

Saxton Hut alert

Molesworth wilding conifer control

A wilding conifer control programme is underway in Rangitahi/Molesworth, using a combination of ground and aerial methods. 

Ground control work has concluded for the season.

Aerial Basal Bark Application using helicopters commenced in late September 2023 and will continue until June 2024. The map below shows where ground crew and helicopters may be operating.

Molesworth conifer control map (PDF, 4728K)

The work will be weather dependent, with crews coming and going as weather windows allow. There will be signage in huts and on gates so visitors know helicopters and ground crews are working in the area.

First published on 13 September 2023. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024.

A wilding conifer control programme is underway in Rangitahi/Molesworth, using a combination of ground and aerial methods. 

Ground control work has concluded for the season.

Aerial Basal Bark Application using helicopters commenced in late September 2023 and will continue until June 2024. The map below shows where ground crew and helicopters may be operating.

Molesworth conifer control map (PDF, 4728K)

The work will be weather dependent, with crews coming and going as weather windows allow. There will be signage in huts and on gates so visitors know helicopters and ground crews are working in the area.

First published on 13 September 2023. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024.

Ōtamahua Hut alert

Mice in Packhorse Hut and Ōtamahua Hut

Mice in hut. Mice numbers increase in Spring – Autumn. We recommend you secure your food overnight to prevent mice from getting to it.

First published on 13 May 2024. Last reviewed on 14 May 2024.

Mice in hut. Mice numbers increase in Spring – Autumn. We recommend you secure your food overnight to prevent mice from getting to it.

First published on 13 May 2024. Last reviewed on 14 May 2024.

Ten Man Hut alert

42 Traverse Track reopen with reroute for walkers and cyclists

The 42 Traverse has been reopened with a bypass track in place for walkers and cyclists. The end to end experience is still closed to 4WD and quad bikes users. 

Signs have been installed at all major intersections. The bypass (shown in orange on the track map) follows an old bush track and connects with Top Track. 

42 Traverse bypass track map (JPG, 1,200K)

Cyclists should dismount their bikes for the bypass section as it is steep and slippery.

Note: The route across the slip is still closed due to safety concerns. 

First published on 19 December 2022. Last reviewed on 1 May 2024.

The 42 Traverse has been reopened with a bypass track in place for walkers and cyclists. The end to end experience is still closed to 4WD and quad bikes users. 

Signs have been installed at all major intersections. The bypass (shown in orange on the track map) follows an old bush track and connects with Top Track. 

42 Traverse bypass track map (JPG, 1,200K)

Cyclists should dismount their bikes for the bypass section as it is steep and slippery.

Note: The route across the slip is still closed due to safety concerns. 

First published on 19 December 2022. Last reviewed on 1 May 2024.

Back Valley Hut alert

Storm damage to Back Valley Hut and Hope Arm Hut

Trees and branches have fallen over on the tracks in this backcountry area. Walking times may vary.

Storm events have changed unbridged creeks. These may become impassable in heavy rain.

First published on 10 October 2023. Last reviewed on 2 May 2024.

Trees and branches have fallen over on the tracks in this backcountry area. Walking times may vary.

Storm events have changed unbridged creeks. These may become impassable in heavy rain.

First published on 10 October 2023. Last reviewed on 2 May 2024.

Mintaro Hut alert

Predator control for Clinton, Arthur and Cleddau valleys

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 2 and 3 May. Clinton, Arthur and Cleddau valleys are open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 8 months.

Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time. 1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 20 February 2024. Last reviewed on 6 May 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 2 and 3 May. Clinton, Arthur and Cleddau valleys are open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 8 months.

Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time. 1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 20 February 2024. Last reviewed on 6 May 2024.

Luxmore Hut alert

Winter bookings required for Luxmore Hut

Online bookings are required for Luxmore Hut outside the Great Walks season, from 1 May to 28 October. 

Book Luxmore Hut winter stays online 

First published on 2 May 2024. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024.

Online bookings are required for Luxmore Hut outside the Great Walks season, from 1 May to 28 October. 

Book Luxmore Hut winter stays online 

First published on 2 May 2024. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024.

Westies Hut alert

Predator control for Waitutu Forest

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter from 18 June 2024, depending on the weather. This alert will be updated 2 days before the operation starts.

Waitutu Forest will remain open. You are advised not to walk on the tracks on the day of the operation. See the Pesticide Summary Map for the operation area.

  • Lillburn Valley Road (access to Lake Hauroko carpark, Lake Hauroko Lookout Track, Lake Hauroko Loop Bush Track, Lake Hauroko to Teal Bay Route) will be closed for two days for this operation.
  • Thicketburn Campsite and Picnic Area will be closed for two days for this operation.

Traffic Management and signage will be in place for road closures. People planning to enter this area on or after 15 May are advised to check this alert or the Te Anau Visitor Center first for possible delays.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 March 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter from 18 June 2024, depending on the weather. This alert will be updated 2 days before the operation starts.

Waitutu Forest will remain open. You are advised not to walk on the tracks on the day of the operation. See the Pesticide Summary Map for the operation area.

  • Lillburn Valley Road (access to Lake Hauroko carpark, Lake Hauroko Lookout Track, Lake Hauroko Loop Bush Track, Lake Hauroko to Teal Bay Route) will be closed for two days for this operation.
  • Thicketburn Campsite and Picnic Area will be closed for two days for this operation.

Traffic Management and signage will be in place for road closures. People planning to enter this area on or after 15 May are advised to check this alert or the Te Anau Visitor Center first for possible delays.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 March 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Gouland Downs Hut alert

Predator control for Gouland area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

Chaffey Hut alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Boar Inn alert

Ōrongorongo Track reroute

A section of the Ōrongorongo Track at Jacob’s Ladder has been rerouted due to the risk of an imminent collapse. The slip cannot be seen from the track.

The reroute is well signposted. Turn back if you find yourself on a section of rough, uneven track with deep cracks.

The rerouted track is a temporary tramping track with some large, unformed steps. It will be upgraded soon.

Jacob’s Ladder is the area where the track descends steeply down to the Ōrongorongo River Valley. This is about five minutes before the curved bridge when travelling from the Catchpool carpark end.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 March 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

A section of the Ōrongorongo Track at Jacob’s Ladder has been rerouted due to the risk of an imminent collapse. The slip cannot be seen from the track.

The reroute is well signposted. Turn back if you find yourself on a section of rough, uneven track with deep cracks.

The rerouted track is a temporary tramping track with some large, unformed steps. It will be upgraded soon.

Jacob’s Ladder is the area where the track descends steeply down to the Ōrongorongo River Valley. This is about five minutes before the curved bridge when travelling from the Catchpool carpark end.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 March 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Te Whare Okioki alert

Kauritatahi Hut Track closed

A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.

Do not attempt to cross this slip.

First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.

A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.

Do not attempt to cross this slip.

First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.

Warden Hut alert

Water at Warden Hut

The water tank tap at Warden Hut is broken. Water can be collected from the nearby stream. Boil water for 3 minutes before use if you are unsure of the quality.

First published on 15 September 2023. Last reviewed on 29 February 2024.

The water tank tap at Warden Hut is broken. Water can be collected from the nearby stream. Boil water for 3 minutes before use if you are unsure of the quality.

First published on 15 September 2023. Last reviewed on 29 February 2024.

Shepherd Creek Hut alert

Eyre Creek Station and West Dome forest access to Eyre Mountain closed

Due to repeated dangerous and disrespectful behaviour by members of the public the following access points to the Eyre Mountains are closed. The points closed are:

  • through Eyre Creek Station
  • through the West Dome forest gate.

Do not contact the owners of Eyre Creek Station or DOC about a gate code.

First published on 5 July 2023. Last reviewed on 2 May 2024.

Due to repeated dangerous and disrespectful behaviour by members of the public the following access points to the Eyre Mountains are closed. The points closed are:

  • through Eyre Creek Station
  • through the West Dome forest gate.

Do not contact the owners of Eyre Creek Station or DOC about a gate code.

First published on 5 July 2023. Last reviewed on 2 May 2024.

Greenstone Hut alert

Greenstone and Mid Caples huts reduced facilities

Tap water and flush toilets have been disabled for the winter season at Greenstone and Mid Caples huts. Water can be obtained from the outside water tank. A winter pit toilet is available.

First published on 26 April 2024.

Tap water and flush toilets have been disabled for the winter season at Greenstone and Mid Caples huts. Water can be obtained from the outside water tank. A winter pit toilet is available.

First published on 26 April 2024.

Kahui Hut alert

Predator control for Taranaki Mounga

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.

Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.

Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

Raukawa Lodge alert

Ōrongorongo Track reroute

A section of the Ōrongorongo Track at Jacob’s Ladder has been rerouted due to the risk of an imminent collapse. The slip cannot be seen from the track.

The reroute is well signposted. Turn back if you find yourself on a section of rough, uneven track with deep cracks.

The rerouted track is a temporary tramping track with some large, unformed steps. It will be upgraded soon.

Jacob’s Ladder is the area where the track descends steeply down to the Ōrongorongo River Valley. This is about five minutes before the curved bridge when travelling from the Catchpool carpark end.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 March 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

A section of the Ōrongorongo Track at Jacob’s Ladder has been rerouted due to the risk of an imminent collapse. The slip cannot be seen from the track.

The reroute is well signposted. Turn back if you find yourself on a section of rough, uneven track with deep cracks.

The rerouted track is a temporary tramping track with some large, unformed steps. It will be upgraded soon.

Jacob’s Ladder is the area where the track descends steeply down to the Ōrongorongo River Valley. This is about five minutes before the curved bridge when travelling from the Catchpool carpark end.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 March 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Goat hunting in the Turere Stream catchment area

Professional goat hunters using rifles will be operating in the Turere Stream Catchment until 30 June 2024.

Stay out of this untracked area until then. The catchment is upstream from the Arched Bridge.

First published on 22 May 2024.

Professional goat hunters using rifles will be operating in the Turere Stream Catchment until 30 June 2024.

Stay out of this untracked area until then. The catchment is upstream from the Arched Bridge.

First published on 22 May 2024.

Tarn Ridge Hut alert

Tarn Ridge Hut unsafe

The hut is water-damaged inside from a storm. The hut only provides protection from the elements.

It's still open but we recommend alternative accommodation if possible.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 6 November 2019. Last reviewed on 10 June 2024.

The hut is water-damaged inside from a storm. The hut only provides protection from the elements.

It's still open but we recommend alternative accommodation if possible.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 6 November 2019. Last reviewed on 10 June 2024.

Tarn Ridge Hut - No water

The water tank at Tarn Ridge Hut has a broken tap. Until the tap is fixed lift the water tank lid up to access water.

First published on 19 December 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

The water tank at Tarn Ridge Hut has a broken tap. Until the tap is fixed lift the water tank lid up to access water.

First published on 19 December 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Dracophyllum Hut alert

Ohau Gorge Track closed

The Ohau Gorge Track, that forms the first section of Gable End Track, is closed due to a significant slip beyond the Forest Park boundary on the track up the Ohau Gorge.

Take the alternate route along the Waiopehu Track. Six Disc Track is still open for those who want to access Gable End Ridge Track.

First published on 7 June 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

The Ohau Gorge Track, that forms the first section of Gable End Track, is closed due to a significant slip beyond the Forest Park boundary on the track up the Ohau Gorge.

Take the alternate route along the Waiopehu Track. Six Disc Track is still open for those who want to access Gable End Ridge Track.

First published on 7 June 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Island Gully Hut alert

Molesworth wilding conifer control

A wilding conifer control programme is underway in Rangitahi/Molesworth, using a combination of ground and aerial methods. 

Ground control work has concluded for the season.

Aerial Basal Bark Application using helicopters commenced in late September 2023 and will continue until June 2024. The map below shows where ground crew and helicopters may be operating.

Molesworth conifer control map (PDF, 4728K)

The work will be weather dependent, with crews coming and going as weather windows allow. There will be signage in huts and on gates so visitors know helicopters and ground crews are working in the area.

First published on 13 September 2023. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024.

A wilding conifer control programme is underway in Rangitahi/Molesworth, using a combination of ground and aerial methods. 

Ground control work has concluded for the season.

Aerial Basal Bark Application using helicopters commenced in late September 2023 and will continue until June 2024. The map below shows where ground crew and helicopters may be operating.

Molesworth conifer control map (PDF, 4728K)

The work will be weather dependent, with crews coming and going as weather windows allow. There will be signage in huts and on gates so visitors know helicopters and ground crews are working in the area.

First published on 13 September 2023. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024.

Possum control for Molesworth Recreation Reserve

A possum control operation using 1080 bait:

  • was completed in the Bush Gully-Tarndale area on 22 August 2023.
  • was completed in the Yarra/Five-Mile on 28 October 2023.

The operations cover up to 87,000 hectares. See a map (PDF,10,075K). Learn more on the OSPRI website.

Molesworth Recreation Reserve is open with warning signs in place at key entrances and points.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. The area in the pesticide summary map will also show as safe. As conditions in the area have been extremely dry, animal carcasses have taken longer than the usual 8 months expected to completely break down.  

1080 is deadly to dogs. Dogs are not permitted in Molesworth Recreation Reserve at any time.

First published on 5 April 2023. Last reviewed on 22 May 2024.

A possum control operation using 1080 bait:

  • was completed in the Bush Gully-Tarndale area on 22 August 2023.
  • was completed in the Yarra/Five-Mile on 28 October 2023.

The operations cover up to 87,000 hectares. See a map (PDF,10,075K). Learn more on the OSPRI website.

Molesworth Recreation Reserve is open with warning signs in place at key entrances and points.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. The area in the pesticide summary map will also show as safe. As conditions in the area have been extremely dry, animal carcasses have taken longer than the usual 8 months expected to completely break down.  

1080 is deadly to dogs. Dogs are not permitted in Molesworth Recreation Reserve at any time.

First published on 5 April 2023. Last reviewed on 22 May 2024.

Blue Mountain Hut alert

Blue Mountain Hut closed

Blue Mountain Hut is closed.

This is a long-term alert.

First published on 9 February 2022. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

Blue Mountain Hut is closed.

This is a long-term alert.

First published on 9 February 2022. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

Branch Bivvy alert

Branch River Suspension Bridge removed

The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.

It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.

There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas. 

First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.

The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.

It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.

There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas. 

First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.

Lower Goulter Hut alert

Top Valley Road closed

There is no access to public conservation land from Top Valley Road due to forestry operations.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 4 September 2023. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024.

There is no access to public conservation land from Top Valley Road due to forestry operations.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 4 September 2023. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024.

Goulter Road closed

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Mt Fyffe Hut alert

Planned track maintenance

Contractors will be undertaking track repairs between the Mt Fyffe car park and Mt Fyffe Hut.  Access to the hut remains open. There will be large machinery operating on the track. Visitors should follow all instructions and signage from the operators. Expect short delays.

Work is due to start 6 May and could take up to 5 weeks to complete, weather permitting.

First published on 4 May 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

Contractors will be undertaking track repairs between the Mt Fyffe car park and Mt Fyffe Hut.  Access to the hut remains open. There will be large machinery operating on the track. Visitors should follow all instructions and signage from the operators. Expect short delays.

Work is due to start 6 May and could take up to 5 weeks to complete, weather permitting.

First published on 4 May 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

Top Misery Hut alert

Branch River Suspension Bridge removed

The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.

It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.

There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas. 

First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.

The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.

It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.

There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas. 

First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.

Helicopter Flat Hut alert

Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Mid Wairoa Hut alert

Goulter Road closed

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Kings Creek Hut alert

Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Chummies Track reroute

The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.

The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. See map (JGP, 116K)

First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.

The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.

The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. See map (JGP, 116K)

First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.

Taipo Hut alert

Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Cecil Kings Hut alert

Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Chummies Track reroute

The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.

The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. See map (JGP, 116K)

First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.

The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.

The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. See map (JGP, 116K)

First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.

Crow Hut alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Stone Hut alert

Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Chummies Track reroute

The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.

The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. See map (JGP, 116K)

First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.

The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.

The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. See map (JGP, 116K)

First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.

Trevor Carter Hut alert

Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Chummies Track reroute

The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.

The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. See map (JGP, 116K)

First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.

The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.

The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. See map (JGP, 116K)

First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.

Predator control for Kakapo area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 21 February 2024.

The Kakapo Block is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 13 February 2024. Last reviewed on 23 February 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 21 February 2024.

The Kakapo Block is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 13 February 2024. Last reviewed on 23 February 2024.

Roebuck Hut alert

Access to Mt Richmond Forest Park – Maungatapu Road – Slip

There has been a large slip on the Maungatapu Road which gives access to Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park, which is completely blocking the road. For enquiries as to when this will be cleared, contact the roading authority, in this case being Marlborough Roads.

First published on 7 June 2024.

There has been a large slip on the Maungatapu Road which gives access to Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park, which is completely blocking the road. For enquiries as to when this will be cleared, contact the roading authority, in this case being Marlborough Roads.

First published on 7 June 2024.

Pelorus Track slips

Multiple slips have occurred along the track between Roebuck Hut and Totara Saddle and there is potential for further rockfall and riverbank erosion.

The track is open, and users should use extreme caution when traversing these hazardous locations. Move quickly and do not stop. If heavy rain is forecast, avoid the area entirely.

Sections of the track between Roebuck Hut and Totara Saddle have been washed out. The ground is unstable and caution is required at all times. Do not attempt this section in or after periods of heavy rain.

First published on 7 September 2023. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

Multiple slips have occurred along the track between Roebuck Hut and Totara Saddle and there is potential for further rockfall and riverbank erosion.

The track is open, and users should use extreme caution when traversing these hazardous locations. Move quickly and do not stop. If heavy rain is forecast, avoid the area entirely.

Sections of the track between Roebuck Hut and Totara Saddle have been washed out. The ground is unstable and caution is required at all times. Do not attempt this section in or after periods of heavy rain.

First published on 7 September 2023. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

Middy Creek Hut alert

Access to Mt Richmond Forest Park – Maungatapu Road – Slip

There has been a large slip on the Maungatapu Road which gives access to Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park, which is completely blocking the road. For enquiries as to when this will be cleared, contact the roading authority, in this case being Marlborough Roads.

First published on 7 June 2024.

There has been a large slip on the Maungatapu Road which gives access to Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park, which is completely blocking the road. For enquiries as to when this will be cleared, contact the roading authority, in this case being Marlborough Roads.

First published on 7 June 2024.

Devils Creek Hut alert

Kiwi Road access via Onamalutu closed

Kiwi Road access, via Onamalutu, to the Wakamarina Track is closed. It is unsafe to use as it is badly storm damaged.

Use the Bartletts Creek access to reach the Kiwi Road car park.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 15 December 2023. Last reviewed on 18 March 2024.

Kiwi Road access, via Onamalutu, to the Wakamarina Track is closed. It is unsafe to use as it is badly storm damaged.

Use the Bartletts Creek access to reach the Kiwi Road car park.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 15 December 2023. Last reviewed on 18 March 2024.

Martins Bay Hut alert

Water tap at Martins Bay Hut broken

Water tap at Martins Bay Hut is broken.

First published on 2 April 2024. Last reviewed on 24 April 2024.

Water tap at Martins Bay Hut is broken.

First published on 2 April 2024. Last reviewed on 24 April 2024.

Kaweka Flats Bivvy alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Kiwi Mouth Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Omarukokere Bivvy alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Te Pukeohikarua (Te Puke) Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Waipawa Forks Hut alert

Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Barker Hut alert

Clough Cableway removed

The Clough Cableway has been removed, the White River will only be crossable in low river flows.

First published on 3 May 2024. Last reviewed on 26 May 2024.

The Clough Cableway has been removed, the White River will only be crossable in low river flows.

First published on 3 May 2024. Last reviewed on 26 May 2024.

Rangipo Hut alert

Round the Mountain Track and excessive mice

We are currently experiencing higher than usual mouse numbers. Ensure your food is kept in sealed containers and do not leave any uneaten food in the huts.

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

We are currently experiencing higher than usual mouse numbers. Ensure your food is kept in sealed containers and do not leave any uneaten food in the huts.

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

Low levels of firewood at Tongariro huts

There is low levels of firewood (that could run out at any time) at these huts:

  • Mangaturuturu Hut
  • Mangaehuehu Hut
  • Waihohonu Hut
  • Rangipo Hut
  • Blyth Hut
  • Whakapapaiti Hut

All hut users should be prepared for no firewood at the huts.

First published on 28 May 2024.

There is low levels of firewood (that could run out at any time) at these huts:

  • Mangaturuturu Hut
  • Mangaehuehu Hut
  • Waihohonu Hut
  • Rangipo Hut
  • Blyth Hut
  • Whakapapaiti Hut

All hut users should be prepared for no firewood at the huts.

First published on 28 May 2024.

Panekire Hut alert

Te Urewera alerts

Check Ngāi Tūhoe website for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website. 

Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on +64 6 837 3803 or email teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz for information. 

First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.

Check Ngāi Tūhoe website for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website. 

Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on +64 6 837 3803 or email teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz for information. 

First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.

Marauiti Hut alert

Te Urewera alerts

Check Ngāi Tūhoe website for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website. 

Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on +64 6 837 3803 or email teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz for information. 

First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.

Check Ngāi Tūhoe website for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website. 

Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on +64 6 837 3803 or email teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz for information. 

First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.

Colenso Hut alert

Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Iron Gate Hut alert

Iron Gate Hut tracks closed

These tracks are closed due to large, unstable slips:

  • Alice Nash Heritage Lodge To Iron Gate Hut
  • Iron Gate Hut to Upper Oroua River tracks
First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 9 May 2024.

These tracks are closed due to large, unstable slips:

  • Alice Nash Heritage Lodge To Iron Gate Hut
  • Iron Gate Hut to Upper Oroua River tracks
First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 9 May 2024.

Syme Hut alert

Predator control for Taranaki Mounga

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.

Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.

Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

Ellis Hut alert

Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Access to Ellis Hut partially closed

Access to Ellis Hut via Wakarara Road and Ellis Road is closed due to logging operations. Walk in access is open via Yeomans Track.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 12 April 2022. Last reviewed on 29 April 2024.

Access to Ellis Hut via Wakarara Road and Ellis Road is closed due to logging operations. Walk in access is open via Yeomans Track.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 12 April 2022. Last reviewed on 29 April 2024.

Maori Saddle Hut alert

Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track washout caution required

There is a washout at Thompson Creek ( N1301968, E5142768) on the Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track. The location of the washout is between Blowfly and Māori Saddle Huts, approximately 2 hours from Blowfly hut.

There is a significant drop-out on the track. A temporary reroute has been put in place but it is likely to be damaged in rainfall events. Extreme caution is required. If you are unsure – do not attempt track or turn back.

First published on 7 June 2024.

There is a washout at Thompson Creek ( N1301968, E5142768) on the Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track. The location of the washout is between Blowfly and Māori Saddle Huts, approximately 2 hours from Blowfly hut.

There is a significant drop-out on the track. A temporary reroute has been put in place but it is likely to be damaged in rainfall events. Extreme caution is required. If you are unsure – do not attempt track or turn back.

First published on 7 June 2024.

Anatoki Forks Hut alert

Predator control for Parapara area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 11 February 2024. Parapara area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

See the Pesticide Summary Map for more information.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 19 January 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 11 February 2024. Parapara area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

See the Pesticide Summary Map for more information.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 19 January 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Adelaide Tarn Hut alert

Predator control for Parapara area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 11 February 2024. Parapara area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

See the Pesticide Summary Map for more information.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 19 January 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 11 February 2024. Parapara area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

See the Pesticide Summary Map for more information.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 19 January 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Kahurangi Keepers house alert

Predator control for Gouland area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

Trilobite Hut alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Sunrise Hut alert

Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Waihohonu Hut alert

Round the Mountain Track and excessive mice

We are currently experiencing higher than usual mouse numbers. Ensure your food is kept in sealed containers and do not leave any uneaten food in the huts.

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

We are currently experiencing higher than usual mouse numbers. Ensure your food is kept in sealed containers and do not leave any uneaten food in the huts.

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

Low levels of firewood at Tongariro huts

There is low levels of firewood (that could run out at any time) at these huts:

  • Mangaturuturu Hut
  • Mangaehuehu Hut
  • Waihohonu Hut
  • Rangipo Hut
  • Blyth Hut
  • Whakapapaiti Hut

All hut users should be prepared for no firewood at the huts.

First published on 28 May 2024.

There is low levels of firewood (that could run out at any time) at these huts:

  • Mangaturuturu Hut
  • Mangaehuehu Hut
  • Waihohonu Hut
  • Rangipo Hut
  • Blyth Hut
  • Whakapapaiti Hut

All hut users should be prepared for no firewood at the huts.

First published on 28 May 2024.

Mangaehuehu Hut alert

Round the Mountain Track and excessive mice

We are currently experiencing higher than usual mouse numbers. Ensure your food is kept in sealed containers and do not leave any uneaten food in the huts.

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

We are currently experiencing higher than usual mouse numbers. Ensure your food is kept in sealed containers and do not leave any uneaten food in the huts.

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

Low levels of firewood at Tongariro huts

There is low levels of firewood (that could run out at any time) at these huts:

  • Mangaturuturu Hut
  • Mangaehuehu Hut
  • Waihohonu Hut
  • Rangipo Hut
  • Blyth Hut
  • Whakapapaiti Hut

All hut users should be prepared for no firewood at the huts.

First published on 28 May 2024.

There is low levels of firewood (that could run out at any time) at these huts:

  • Mangaturuturu Hut
  • Mangaehuehu Hut
  • Waihohonu Hut
  • Rangipo Hut
  • Blyth Hut
  • Whakapapaiti Hut

All hut users should be prepared for no firewood at the huts.

First published on 28 May 2024.

Whakapapaiti Hut alert

Round the Mountain Track and excessive mice

We are currently experiencing higher than usual mouse numbers. Ensure your food is kept in sealed containers and do not leave any uneaten food in the huts.

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

We are currently experiencing higher than usual mouse numbers. Ensure your food is kept in sealed containers and do not leave any uneaten food in the huts.

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

Low levels of firewood at Tongariro huts

There is low levels of firewood (that could run out at any time) at these huts:

  • Mangaturuturu Hut
  • Mangaehuehu Hut
  • Waihohonu Hut
  • Rangipo Hut
  • Blyth Hut
  • Whakapapaiti Hut

All hut users should be prepared for no firewood at the huts.

First published on 28 May 2024.

There is low levels of firewood (that could run out at any time) at these huts:

  • Mangaturuturu Hut
  • Mangaehuehu Hut
  • Waihohonu Hut
  • Rangipo Hut
  • Blyth Hut
  • Whakapapaiti Hut

All hut users should be prepared for no firewood at the huts.

First published on 28 May 2024.

Sandy Bay Hut alert

Te Urewera alerts

Check Ngāi Tūhoe website for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website. 

Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on +64 6 837 3803 or email teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz for information. 

First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.

Check Ngāi Tūhoe website for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website. 

Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on +64 6 837 3803 or email teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz for information. 

First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.

Ballard Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Waiaua Gorge Hut alert

Predator control for Taranaki Mounga

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.

Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.

Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

Sudden Valley Bivvy alert

Predator control for Arthur's Pass East

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. 

You are not allowed to bring your dog to this area at any time. 

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 18 January 2024. Last reviewed on 30 May 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. 

You are not allowed to bring your dog to this area at any time. 

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 18 January 2024. Last reviewed on 30 May 2024.

Blowfly Hut alert

Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track washout caution required

There is a washout at Thompson Creek ( N1301968, E5142768) on the Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track. The location of the washout is between Blowfly and Māori Saddle Huts, approximately 2 hours from Blowfly hut.

There is a significant drop-out on the track. A temporary reroute has been put in place but it is likely to be damaged in rainfall events. Extreme caution is required. If you are unsure – do not attempt track or turn back.

First published on 7 June 2024.

There is a washout at Thompson Creek ( N1301968, E5142768) on the Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track. The location of the washout is between Blowfly and Māori Saddle Huts, approximately 2 hours from Blowfly hut.

There is a significant drop-out on the track. A temporary reroute has been put in place but it is likely to be damaged in rainfall events. Extreme caution is required. If you are unsure – do not attempt track or turn back.

First published on 7 June 2024.

Packhorse Hut alert

Mice in Packhorse Hut and Ōtamahua Hut

Mice in hut. Mice numbers increase in Spring – Autumn. We recommend you secure your food overnight to prevent mice from getting to it.

First published on 13 May 2024. Last reviewed on 14 May 2024.

Mice in hut. Mice numbers increase in Spring – Autumn. We recommend you secure your food overnight to prevent mice from getting to it.

First published on 13 May 2024. Last reviewed on 14 May 2024.

Pest control in Banks Peninsula area

There is an intermittent hunting operation taking place in the Banks Peninsula area from November 2023 to September 2024.

Stay on the marked tracks and obey all signage and directions by contactors or staff.

First published on 15 April 2023. Last reviewed on 8 March 2024.

There is an intermittent hunting operation taking place in the Banks Peninsula area from November 2023 to September 2024.

Stay on the marked tracks and obey all signage and directions by contactors or staff.

First published on 15 April 2023. Last reviewed on 8 March 2024.

Mid Caples Hut alert

Predator control for Caples Routeburn Dart area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

Greenstone and Mid Caples huts reduced facilities

Tap water and flush toilets have been disabled for the winter season at Greenstone and Mid Caples huts. Water can be obtained from the outside water tank. A winter pit toilet is available.

First published on 26 April 2024.

Tap water and flush toilets have been disabled for the winter season at Greenstone and Mid Caples huts. Water can be obtained from the outside water tank. A winter pit toilet is available.

First published on 26 April 2024.

Roaring Stag Hut alert

Large ant infestation on track

We are aware of an infestation of large ants on the track between Cattle Ridge and Roaring Stag huts. The infestation is 560 m from Cattle Ridge Hut at 850-900 m altitude.

There’s a possibility they are Argentine ants. To avoid the risk of ant bites or spreading this pest species further, do not stop to rest or put your pack down in this area. We expect ant activity will decline over winter and increase again in spring/summer. 

First published on 8 April 2024. Last reviewed on 7 May 2024.

We are aware of an infestation of large ants on the track between Cattle Ridge and Roaring Stag huts. The infestation is 560 m from Cattle Ridge Hut at 850-900 m altitude.

There’s a possibility they are Argentine ants. To avoid the risk of ant bites or spreading this pest species further, do not stop to rest or put your pack down in this area. We expect ant activity will decline over winter and increase again in spring/summer. 

First published on 8 April 2024. Last reviewed on 7 May 2024.

North Ohau Hut alert

Ohau Gorge Track closed

The Ohau Gorge Track, that forms the first section of Gable End Track, is closed due to a significant slip beyond the Forest Park boundary on the track up the Ohau Gorge.

Take the alternate route along the Waiopehu Track. Six Disc Track is still open for those who want to access Gable End Ridge Track.

First published on 7 June 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

The Ohau Gorge Track, that forms the first section of Gable End Track, is closed due to a significant slip beyond the Forest Park boundary on the track up the Ohau Gorge.

Take the alternate route along the Waiopehu Track. Six Disc Track is still open for those who want to access Gable End Ridge Track.

First published on 7 June 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Burn Hut alert

Burn Hut toilet unavailable

The toilet at Burn Hut has blown over and is unusable. 

First published on 25 October 2023. Last reviewed on 14 March 2024.

The toilet at Burn Hut has blown over and is unusable. 

First published on 25 October 2023. Last reviewed on 14 March 2024.

Fosters Hut alert

Kiwi Road access via Onamalutu closed

Kiwi Road access, via Onamalutu, to the Wakamarina Track is closed. It is unsafe to use as it is badly storm damaged.

Use the Bartletts Creek access to reach the Kiwi Road car park.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 15 December 2023. Last reviewed on 18 March 2024.

Kiwi Road access, via Onamalutu, to the Wakamarina Track is closed. It is unsafe to use as it is badly storm damaged.

Use the Bartletts Creek access to reach the Kiwi Road car park.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 15 December 2023. Last reviewed on 18 March 2024.

Mt Fell Hut alert

Top Valley Road closed

There is no access to public conservation land from Top Valley Road due to forestry operations.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 4 September 2023. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024.

There is no access to public conservation land from Top Valley Road due to forestry operations.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 4 September 2023. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024.

Tarn Hut alert

Goulter Road closed

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Richmond Saddle Hut alert

Top Valley Road closed

There is no access to public conservation land from Top Valley Road due to forestry operations.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 4 September 2023. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024.

There is no access to public conservation land from Top Valley Road due to forestry operations.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 4 September 2023. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024.

Bark Bay Hut alert

Torrent Bay bridge replacement

Torrent River Bridge on the high tide track between Anchorage and Torrent Bay, giving access to Cleopatra’s Pool, is being replaced. An alternative option involves wading through the Torrent River, this is available four hours either side of low tide. Note there are some slippery rocks and river flow may fluctuate depending on rainfall and tides.

First published on 19 August 2022. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

Torrent River Bridge on the high tide track between Anchorage and Torrent Bay, giving access to Cleopatra’s Pool, is being replaced. An alternative option involves wading through the Torrent River, this is available four hours either side of low tide. Note there are some slippery rocks and river flow may fluctuate depending on rainfall and tides.

First published on 19 August 2022. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

Splugeons Rock Shelter alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Thor Hut alert

Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Lees Creek Hut alert

Possum control operation in Upper Wairau – Rainbow area

There is a ground based (cyanide) possum control operation running until 30 October 2024 to eliminate the risk of bovine TB spreading in domestic stock.

The operation covers 8,713 hectares along the Rainbow Road from Chinaman Stream to No Mans Creek. It extends up to the headwaters of the Rainbow River, Coldwater Creek and Judges Creek.

Poison warning signs will be in place and maintained throughout the operation. There is a risk from secondary poisoning.

Further information contact Excell by phone 0508 392 355 or email office@excellcorp.co.nz.

First published on 3 October 2021. Last reviewed on 27 March 2024.

There is a ground based (cyanide) possum control operation running until 30 October 2024 to eliminate the risk of bovine TB spreading in domestic stock.

The operation covers 8,713 hectares along the Rainbow Road from Chinaman Stream to No Mans Creek. It extends up to the headwaters of the Rainbow River, Coldwater Creek and Judges Creek.

Poison warning signs will be in place and maintained throughout the operation. There is a risk from secondary poisoning.

Further information contact Excell by phone 0508 392 355 or email office@excellcorp.co.nz.

First published on 3 October 2021. Last reviewed on 27 March 2024.

Angelus Hut alert

Angelus Hut – winter conditions

Sub-zero temperatures and ice is now expected on all tracks. Expect snow at all times.

Alpine skills and equipment, as well as warm and waterproof clothing are now essential to walk to Angelus Hut.

First published on 13 May 2024.

Sub-zero temperatures and ice is now expected on all tracks. Expect snow at all times.

Alpine skills and equipment, as well as warm and waterproof clothing are now essential to walk to Angelus Hut.

First published on 13 May 2024.

Whariwharangi Hut alert

Torrent Bay bridge replacement

Torrent River Bridge on the high tide track between Anchorage and Torrent Bay, giving access to Cleopatra’s Pool, is being replaced. An alternative option involves wading through the Torrent River, this is available four hours either side of low tide. Note there are some slippery rocks and river flow may fluctuate depending on rainfall and tides.

First published on 19 August 2022. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

Torrent River Bridge on the high tide track between Anchorage and Torrent Bay, giving access to Cleopatra’s Pool, is being replaced. An alternative option involves wading through the Torrent River, this is available four hours either side of low tide. Note there are some slippery rocks and river flow may fluctuate depending on rainfall and tides.

First published on 19 August 2022. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

Fenella Hut alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Routeburn Falls Hut alert

Predator control for Caples Routeburn Dart area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

Routeburn Flats Hut alert

Predator control for Caples Routeburn Dart area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

Perry Saddle Hut alert

Predator control for Gouland area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

Severn Hut alert

Molesworth wilding conifer control

A wilding conifer control programme is underway in Rangitahi/Molesworth, using a combination of ground and aerial methods. 

Ground control work has concluded for the season.

Aerial Basal Bark Application using helicopters commenced in late September 2023 and will continue until June 2024. The map below shows where ground crew and helicopters may be operating.

Molesworth conifer control map (PDF, 4728K)

The work will be weather dependent, with crews coming and going as weather windows allow. There will be signage in huts and on gates so visitors know helicopters and ground crews are working in the area.

First published on 13 September 2023. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024.

A wilding conifer control programme is underway in Rangitahi/Molesworth, using a combination of ground and aerial methods. 

Ground control work has concluded for the season.

Aerial Basal Bark Application using helicopters commenced in late September 2023 and will continue until June 2024. The map below shows where ground crew and helicopters may be operating.

Molesworth conifer control map (PDF, 4728K)

The work will be weather dependent, with crews coming and going as weather windows allow. There will be signage in huts and on gates so visitors know helicopters and ground crews are working in the area.

First published on 13 September 2023. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024.

Hawdon Hut alert

Predator control for Arthur's Pass East

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. 

You are not allowed to bring your dog to this area at any time. 

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 18 January 2024. Last reviewed on 30 May 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. 

You are not allowed to bring your dog to this area at any time. 

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 18 January 2024. Last reviewed on 30 May 2024.

Kiwi Saddle Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Makino Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Mangaturutu Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park wilding conifer control

A wilding pine control operation is being run in the Kohinga (Bonny Mary) block within the Kaweka Forest Park in June 2024. The area will remain open to the public.

Control will be by aerial wanding and nozzle spraying using the herbicide Triclopyr in the block on the map (outlined in pink). Helicopters will be flying at low level during this work.

First published on 6 December 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

A wilding pine control operation is being run in the Kohinga (Bonny Mary) block within the Kaweka Forest Park in June 2024. The area will remain open to the public.

Control will be by aerial wanding and nozzle spraying using the herbicide Triclopyr in the block on the map (outlined in pink). Helicopters will be flying at low level during this work.

First published on 6 December 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Ngaawapurua Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park wilding conifer control

A wilding pine control operation is being run in the Kohinga (Bonny Mary) block within the Kaweka Forest Park in June 2024. The area will remain open to the public.

Control will be by aerial wanding and nozzle spraying using the herbicide Triclopyr in the block on the map (outlined in pink). Helicopters will be flying at low level during this work.

First published on 6 December 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

A wilding pine control operation is being run in the Kohinga (Bonny Mary) block within the Kaweka Forest Park in June 2024. The area will remain open to the public.

Control will be by aerial wanding and nozzle spraying using the herbicide Triclopyr in the block on the map (outlined in pink). Helicopters will be flying at low level during this work.

First published on 6 December 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

North Whetu Bivvy alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Studholme Saddle Hut alert

Studholme Saddle Hut location

Studholme Saddle Hut was moved in April 2024 to the site of the former Studholme Saddle Bivouac. The topographic map and DOC online map still show the hut’s original location, but there is no longer a hut or other shelter at this site.

Studholme Saddle Hut is now located around 500 m away at NZTM 1890039-5643922, which is marked on the topographic map and DOC online map as Studholme Saddle Bivouac.

First published on 23 May 2024. Last reviewed on 10 June 2024.

Studholme Saddle Hut was moved in April 2024 to the site of the former Studholme Saddle Bivouac. The topographic map and DOC online map still show the hut’s original location, but there is no longer a hut or other shelter at this site.

Studholme Saddle Hut is now located around 500 m away at NZTM 1890039-5643922, which is marked on the topographic map and DOC online map as Studholme Saddle Bivouac.

First published on 23 May 2024. Last reviewed on 10 June 2024.

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Gold Creek Hut alert

Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Poutaki Hut alert

Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Triplex Hut alert

Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Dart Hut alert

Predator control for Caples Routeburn Dart area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.

Upper Snowy Creek Bridge removed for winter

The upper Snowy Creek bridge has been removed from the Rees-Dart Track for winter 2024.
Walking the track now involves a dangerous river crossing. 

The bridge is usually reinstalled mid to late November depending on avalanche conditions. 

First published on 6 May 2024.

The upper Snowy Creek bridge has been removed from the Rees-Dart Track for winter 2024.
Walking the track now involves a dangerous river crossing. 

The bridge is usually reinstalled mid to late November depending on avalanche conditions. 

First published on 6 May 2024.

Shelter Rock Hut alert

Upper Snowy Creek Bridge removed for winter

The upper Snowy Creek bridge has been removed from the Rees-Dart Track for winter 2024.
Walking the track now involves a dangerous river crossing. 

The bridge is usually reinstalled mid to late November depending on avalanche conditions. 

First published on 6 May 2024.

The upper Snowy Creek bridge has been removed from the Rees-Dart Track for winter 2024.
Walking the track now involves a dangerous river crossing. 

The bridge is usually reinstalled mid to late November depending on avalanche conditions. 

First published on 6 May 2024.

Kerin Forks Hut alert

Predator control for Wānaka area

We distributed toxic bait pellets containing 1080 on Saturday 27 April 2024 in these areas:

  • Gillepsie Circuit
  • Upper Wilkin Valley
  • Blue Valley

See a map of the operation area: Pesticide summaries webpage

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It's not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 October 2023. Last reviewed on 29 April 2024.

We distributed toxic bait pellets containing 1080 on Saturday 27 April 2024 in these areas:

  • Gillepsie Circuit
  • Upper Wilkin Valley
  • Blue Valley

See a map of the operation area: Pesticide summaries webpage

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It's not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 October 2023. Last reviewed on 29 April 2024.

Top Forks Hut alert

Predator control for Wānaka area

We distributed toxic bait pellets containing 1080 on Saturday 27 April 2024 in these areas:

  • Gillepsie Circuit
  • Upper Wilkin Valley
  • Blue Valley

See a map of the operation area: Pesticide summaries webpage

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It's not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 October 2023. Last reviewed on 29 April 2024.

We distributed toxic bait pellets containing 1080 on Saturday 27 April 2024 in these areas:

  • Gillepsie Circuit
  • Upper Wilkin Valley
  • Blue Valley

See a map of the operation area: Pesticide summaries webpage

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It's not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 October 2023. Last reviewed on 29 April 2024.

Mangaotane Hut (McMillans) alert

Mangaotane Hut helipad damaged

Part of the helipad by Mangaotane Hut has deteriorated. Assess the pad accordingly and use caution when landing.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 2 May 2024.

Part of the helipad by Mangaotane Hut has deteriorated. Assess the pad accordingly and use caution when landing.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 2 May 2024.

Lower Matakuhia Hut alert

Lower Matakuhia Hut removed and tracks closed

The Lower Matakuhia Hut has been removed.

Lower Matakuhia Track and Opureke Track are permanently closed. Track markers are still present but the tracks are no longer maintained.

First published on 10 March 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

The Lower Matakuhia Hut has been removed.

Lower Matakuhia Track and Opureke Track are permanently closed. Track markers are still present but the tracks are no longer maintained.

First published on 10 March 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Cape Brett Hut alert

Cape Brett Hut closed for upgrade

Cape Brett Hut will be closed for restoration work from 2 April to 14 June 2024.

First published on 17 October 2023. Last reviewed on 4 March 2024.

Cape Brett Hut will be closed for restoration work from 2 April to 14 June 2024.

First published on 17 October 2023. Last reviewed on 4 March 2024.

Pearson Hut alert

Aerial wallaby control operation for Kirkliston Conservation Area

An aerial wallaby control operation using 1080 bait is planned for the 20 June 2024 depending on the weather in part of Kirkliston Conservation Area to protect native animals and plants. This is part of the National Wallaby Eradication Programme.

The area is open but do not take and eat animals in this area until the area is safe. This will be shown by removal of the warning signs, this alert and the area in the pesticide summary map will also show as safe.

There may be toxic carcasses in the area. Toxic carcasses can take months to break down. There may also be leftover toxic bait in the area – green coloured pellets.

 

First published on 30 May 2024.

An aerial wallaby control operation using 1080 bait is planned for the 20 June 2024 depending on the weather in part of Kirkliston Conservation Area to protect native animals and plants. This is part of the National Wallaby Eradication Programme.

The area is open but do not take and eat animals in this area until the area is safe. This will be shown by removal of the warning signs, this alert and the area in the pesticide summary map will also show as safe.

There may be toxic carcasses in the area. Toxic carcasses can take months to break down. There may also be leftover toxic bait in the area – green coloured pellets.

 

First published on 30 May 2024.

South Ohau Hut alert

Ohau Gorge Track closed

The Ohau Gorge Track, that forms the first section of Gable End Track, is closed due to a significant slip beyond the Forest Park boundary on the track up the Ohau Gorge.

Take the alternate route along the Waiopehu Track. Six Disc Track is still open for those who want to access Gable End Ridge Track.

First published on 7 June 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

The Ohau Gorge Track, that forms the first section of Gable End Track, is closed due to a significant slip beyond the Forest Park boundary on the track up the Ohau Gorge.

Take the alternate route along the Waiopehu Track. Six Disc Track is still open for those who want to access Gable End Ridge Track.

First published on 7 June 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Loch Maree Hut alert

Predator control for Seaforth Grebe area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 4 June 2024.

Seaforth Grebe area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

 

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 4 June 2024.

Seaforth Grebe area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

 

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Upper Spey Hut alert

Predator control for Seaforth Grebe area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 4 June 2024.

Seaforth Grebe area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

 

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 4 June 2024.

Seaforth Grebe area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

 

First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Dominie Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Harkness Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Mackintosh Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Makahu Saddle Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Manson Bivvy alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Manson Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Otutu Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Rocks Ahead Bivouac alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Venison Tops Hut (Tira Lodge) alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Barlow Hut alert

Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Sparrowhawk Bivvy alert

Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Hinerua Hut alert

Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Parks Peak Hut alert

Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Te Puia Hut (Lodge) alert

Reduced facilities at Te Puia Hut (Lodge)

Currently there is no lighting provided at the lodge. Visitors should be prepared with torches or headlamps. 

Gas cookers are currently non-functional. Work to restore the supply are planned for June 2024. Bring your own cooker.

First published on 21 May 2024.

Currently there is no lighting provided at the lodge. Visitors should be prepared with torches or headlamps. 

Gas cookers are currently non-functional. Work to restore the supply are planned for June 2024. Bring your own cooker.

First published on 21 May 2024.

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Aspiring Hut alert

Large group at the hut 27 July

A large group is expected at the hut on 27 July. Be prepared for reduced bunk availability.

First published on 14 May 2024.

A large group is expected at the hut on 27 July. Be prepared for reduced bunk availability.

First published on 14 May 2024.

Makarora Hut alert

Makarora Hut door handle broken

The door handle at Makarora Hut is faulty, take caution to not become locked in or out of the hut.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 23 April 2024. Last reviewed on 1 May 2024.

The door handle at Makarora Hut is faulty, take caution to not become locked in or out of the hut.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 23 April 2024. Last reviewed on 1 May 2024.

Rocks Ahead Hut alert

Cableway to Rocks Ahead Hut closed

There are structural issues with the cableway. Do not use it until repairs have been completed. 

First published on 17 October 2023. Last reviewed on 30 May 2024.

There are structural issues with the cableway. Do not use it until repairs have been completed. 

First published on 17 October 2023. Last reviewed on 30 May 2024.

3 wire cable crossing closed - Rocks Ahead Hut

The 3 wire cable crossing is currently being upgraded. Due to a faulty ladder the crossing is currently closed. Works are expected to be completed by the end of June 2024.

First published on 27 May 2024.

The 3 wire cable crossing is currently being upgraded. Due to a faulty ladder the crossing is currently closed. Works are expected to be completed by the end of June 2024.

First published on 27 May 2024.

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Young Hut alert

Predator control for Wānaka area

We distributed toxic bait pellets containing 1080 on Saturday 27 April 2024 in these areas:

  • Gillepsie Circuit
  • Upper Wilkin Valley
  • Blue Valley

See a map of the operation area: Pesticide summaries webpage

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It's not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 October 2023. Last reviewed on 29 April 2024.

We distributed toxic bait pellets containing 1080 on Saturday 27 April 2024 in these areas:

  • Gillepsie Circuit
  • Upper Wilkin Valley
  • Blue Valley

See a map of the operation area: Pesticide summaries webpage

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It's not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 October 2023. Last reviewed on 29 April 2024.

Siberia Hut alert

Predator control for Wānaka area

We distributed toxic bait pellets containing 1080 on Saturday 27 April 2024 in these areas:

  • Gillepsie Circuit
  • Upper Wilkin Valley
  • Blue Valley

See a map of the operation area: Pesticide summaries webpage

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It's not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 October 2023. Last reviewed on 29 April 2024.

We distributed toxic bait pellets containing 1080 on Saturday 27 April 2024 in these areas:

  • Gillepsie Circuit
  • Upper Wilkin Valley
  • Blue Valley

See a map of the operation area: Pesticide summaries webpage

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It's not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 October 2023. Last reviewed on 29 April 2024.

Green Lake Hut alert

Borland Road closed

Borland Road is closed for winter. 

First published on 31 October 2023. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Borland Road is closed for winter. 

First published on 31 October 2023. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Wairaurahiri Hut alert

Predator control for Waitutu Forest

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter from 18 June 2024, depending on the weather. This alert will be updated 2 days before the operation starts.

Waitutu Forest will remain open. You are advised not to walk on the tracks on the day of the operation. See the Pesticide Summary Map for the operation area.

  • Lillburn Valley Road (access to Lake Hauroko carpark, Lake Hauroko Lookout Track, Lake Hauroko Loop Bush Track, Lake Hauroko to Teal Bay Route) will be closed for two days for this operation.
  • Thicketburn Campsite and Picnic Area will be closed for two days for this operation.

Traffic Management and signage will be in place for road closures. People planning to enter this area on or after 15 May are advised to check this alert or the Te Anau Visitor Center first for possible delays.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 March 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter from 18 June 2024, depending on the weather. This alert will be updated 2 days before the operation starts.

Waitutu Forest will remain open. You are advised not to walk on the tracks on the day of the operation. See the Pesticide Summary Map for the operation area.

  • Lillburn Valley Road (access to Lake Hauroko carpark, Lake Hauroko Lookout Track, Lake Hauroko Loop Bush Track, Lake Hauroko to Teal Bay Route) will be closed for two days for this operation.
  • Thicketburn Campsite and Picnic Area will be closed for two days for this operation.

Traffic Management and signage will be in place for road closures. People planning to enter this area on or after 15 May are advised to check this alert or the Te Anau Visitor Center first for possible delays.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 March 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Lake Alabaster Hut alert

Chair Creek bridge closed

Chair Creek bridge in the Hollyford Valley taken away after damage. It was located about a kilometre from the Lake Alabaster Hut. The Creek is easily fordable in normal conditions, however can quickly become impassable in flood.

 

First published on 22 January 2024. Last reviewed on 23 May 2024.

Chair Creek bridge in the Hollyford Valley taken away after damage. It was located about a kilometre from the Lake Alabaster Hut. The Creek is easily fordable in normal conditions, however can quickly become impassable in flood.

 

First published on 22 January 2024. Last reviewed on 23 May 2024.

Evangeline Bivvy alert

Evangeline Bivvy temporarily removed

Evangeline Bivvy has been washed off its foundation and damaged during a recent flood event. The bivvy has been flown off site so that repairs and a site review can take place.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 12 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 May 2024.

Evangeline Bivvy has been washed off its foundation and damaged during a recent flood event. The bivvy has been flown off site so that repairs and a site review can take place.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 12 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 May 2024.

Mangamuka Hut alert

Kauritatahi Hut Track closed

A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.

Do not attempt to cross this slip.

First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.

A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.

Do not attempt to cross this slip.

First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.

Te Rereatukahia Hut alert

Kauritatahi Hut Track closed

A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.

Do not attempt to cross this slip.

First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.

A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.

Do not attempt to cross this slip.

First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.

Track closures for kauri disease protection work

The kauri zone tracks of the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park are closed until further notice.

The track closures have been put in place for kauri disease protection.

The closures include: 

  • Wharawhara Tramway Track
  • Te Rereatukahia Hut Track
  • Wharawhara Link Track

Contact 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468) if there is an emergency situation in relation to these track closures.

First published on 21 July 2023. Last reviewed on 17 January 2024.

The kauri zone tracks of the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park are closed until further notice.

The track closures have been put in place for kauri disease protection.

The closures include: 

  • Wharawhara Tramway Track
  • Te Rereatukahia Hut Track
  • Wharawhara Link Track

Contact 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468) if there is an emergency situation in relation to these track closures.

First published on 21 July 2023. Last reviewed on 17 January 2024.

Waitawheta Hut alert

Waitawheta Tramway suspension bridge closure

Due to Cyclone Gabrielle the suspension bridge on the Tramway is damaged and is closed. It is about 4 km from the start of the track. 

A river crossing is now in place.The water levels in the river crossings can rise quickly and are swift flowing in high rainfall and severe weather events.

We recommend you check the weather and rainfall before your trip and plan accordingly.

First published on 6 April 2023. Last reviewed on 14 February 2024.

Due to Cyclone Gabrielle the suspension bridge on the Tramway is damaged and is closed. It is about 4 km from the start of the track. 

A river crossing is now in place.The water levels in the river crossings can rise quickly and are swift flowing in high rainfall and severe weather events.

We recommend you check the weather and rainfall before your trip and plan accordingly.

First published on 6 April 2023. Last reviewed on 14 February 2024.

Kauritatahi Hut Track closed

A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.

Do not attempt to cross this slip.

First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.

A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.

Do not attempt to cross this slip.

First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.

Track closures for kauri disease protection work

The kauri zone tracks of the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park are closed until further notice.

The track closures have been put in place for kauri disease protection.

The closures include: 

  • Wharawhara Tramway Track
  • Te Rereatukahia Hut Track
  • Wharawhara Link Track

Contact 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468) if there is an emergency situation in relation to these track closures.

First published on 21 July 2023. Last reviewed on 17 January 2024.

The kauri zone tracks of the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park are closed until further notice.

The track closures have been put in place for kauri disease protection.

The closures include: 

  • Wharawhara Tramway Track
  • Te Rereatukahia Hut Track
  • Wharawhara Link Track

Contact 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468) if there is an emergency situation in relation to these track closures.

First published on 21 July 2023. Last reviewed on 17 January 2024.

Kauritatahi Hut alert

Kauritatahi Hut Track closed

A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.

Do not attempt to cross this slip.

First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.

A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.

Do not attempt to cross this slip.

First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.

Waiharuru Hut alert

Te Urewera alerts

Check Ngāi Tūhoe website for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website. 

Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on +64 6 837 3803 or email teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz for information. 

First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.

Check Ngāi Tūhoe website for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website. 

Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on +64 6 837 3803 or email teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz for information. 

First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.

Waiopaoa Hut alert

Te Urewera alerts

Check Ngāi Tūhoe website for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website. 

Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on +64 6 837 3803 or email teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz for information. 

First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.

Check Ngāi Tūhoe website for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website. 

Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on +64 6 837 3803 or email teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz for information. 

First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.

Back Ridge Bivouac alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Back Ridge Hut alert

Kaweka Forest Park access

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

  • Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal.  
  • Helicopter access - open.
  • Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.
  • Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.
  • Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.
  • Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements.
    The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.
  • Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.
  • Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on Hastings District Council's roadworks updates. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution.  
  • Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible. 

We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to napier@doc.govt.nz. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.

First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.

Top Maropea Hut alert

Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.

First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Pouākai Hut alert

Predator control for Taranaki Mounga

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.

Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.

Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

Holly Hut alert

Predator control for Taranaki Mounga

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.

Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.

Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

Maketawa Hut alert

Predator control for Taranaki Mounga

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.

Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.

Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

Papatahi Hut alert

Ōrongorongo Track reroute

A section of the Ōrongorongo Track at Jacob’s Ladder has been rerouted due to the risk of an imminent collapse. The slip cannot be seen from the track.

The reroute is well signposted. Turn back if you find yourself on a section of rough, uneven track with deep cracks.

The rerouted track is a temporary tramping track with some large, unformed steps. It will be upgraded soon.

Jacob’s Ladder is the area where the track descends steeply down to the Ōrongorongo River Valley. This is about five minutes before the curved bridge when travelling from the Catchpool carpark end.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 March 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

A section of the Ōrongorongo Track at Jacob’s Ladder has been rerouted due to the risk of an imminent collapse. The slip cannot be seen from the track.

The reroute is well signposted. Turn back if you find yourself on a section of rough, uneven track with deep cracks.

The rerouted track is a temporary tramping track with some large, unformed steps. It will be upgraded soon.

Jacob’s Ladder is the area where the track descends steeply down to the Ōrongorongo River Valley. This is about five minutes before the curved bridge when travelling from the Catchpool carpark end.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 March 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Turere Lodge alert

Ōrongorongo Track reroute

A section of the Ōrongorongo Track at Jacob’s Ladder has been rerouted due to the risk of an imminent collapse. The slip cannot be seen from the track.

The reroute is well signposted. Turn back if you find yourself on a section of rough, uneven track with deep cracks.

The rerouted track is a temporary tramping track with some large, unformed steps. It will be upgraded soon.

Jacob’s Ladder is the area where the track descends steeply down to the Ōrongorongo River Valley. This is about five minutes before the curved bridge when travelling from the Catchpool carpark end.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 March 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

A section of the Ōrongorongo Track at Jacob’s Ladder has been rerouted due to the risk of an imminent collapse. The slip cannot be seen from the track.

The reroute is well signposted. Turn back if you find yourself on a section of rough, uneven track with deep cracks.

The rerouted track is a temporary tramping track with some large, unformed steps. It will be upgraded soon.

Jacob’s Ladder is the area where the track descends steeply down to the Ōrongorongo River Valley. This is about five minutes before the curved bridge when travelling from the Catchpool carpark end.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 March 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Big Bend Track slip

There is a slip on Big Bend Track between the Turere Curved Bridge and Turere Lodge. Take extra care when walking this section of the track. 

First published on 13 March 2023. Last reviewed on 12 March 2024.

There is a slip on Big Bend Track between the Turere Curved Bridge and Turere Lodge. Take extra care when walking this section of the track. 

First published on 13 March 2023. Last reviewed on 12 March 2024.

Jans Hut alert

Ōrongorongo Track reroute

A section of the Ōrongorongo Track at Jacob’s Ladder has been rerouted due to the risk of an imminent collapse. The slip cannot be seen from the track.

The reroute is well signposted. Turn back if you find yourself on a section of rough, uneven track with deep cracks.

The rerouted track is a temporary tramping track with some large, unformed steps. It will be upgraded soon.

Jacob’s Ladder is the area where the track descends steeply down to the Ōrongorongo River Valley. This is about five minutes before the curved bridge when travelling from the Catchpool carpark end.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 March 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

A section of the Ōrongorongo Track at Jacob’s Ladder has been rerouted due to the risk of an imminent collapse. The slip cannot be seen from the track.

The reroute is well signposted. Turn back if you find yourself on a section of rough, uneven track with deep cracks.

The rerouted track is a temporary tramping track with some large, unformed steps. It will be upgraded soon.

Jacob’s Ladder is the area where the track descends steeply down to the Ōrongorongo River Valley. This is about five minutes before the curved bridge when travelling from the Catchpool carpark end.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 March 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Cattle Ridge Hut alert

Large ant infestation on track

We are aware of an infestation of large ants on the track between Cattle Ridge and Roaring Stag huts. The infestation is 560 m from Cattle Ridge Hut at 850-900 m altitude.

There’s a possibility they are Argentine ants. To avoid the risk of ant bites or spreading this pest species further, do not stop to rest or put your pack down in this area. We expect ant activity will decline over winter and increase again in spring/summer. 

First published on 8 April 2024. Last reviewed on 7 May 2024.

We are aware of an infestation of large ants on the track between Cattle Ridge and Roaring Stag huts. The infestation is 560 m from Cattle Ridge Hut at 850-900 m altitude.

There’s a possibility they are Argentine ants. To avoid the risk of ant bites or spreading this pest species further, do not stop to rest or put your pack down in this area. We expect ant activity will decline over winter and increase again in spring/summer. 

First published on 8 April 2024. Last reviewed on 7 May 2024.

Parawai Lodge alert

Ōtaki Gorge Road closed to vehicles and pedestrians

Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians due to a major slip. Camping is available at Boielles Campsite but for foot access only.

There is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to Ōtaki Forks. It is 5 km long and can be accessed 200 m past the locked gate on the Ōtaki Gorge Road.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 December 2022. Last reviewed on 16 May 2024.

Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians due to a major slip. Camping is available at Boielles Campsite but for foot access only.

There is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to Ōtaki Forks. It is 5 km long and can be accessed 200 m past the locked gate on the Ōtaki Gorge Road.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 December 2022. Last reviewed on 16 May 2024.

Te Matawai Hut alert

Ohau Gorge Track closed

The Ohau Gorge Track, that forms the first section of Gable End Track, is closed due to a significant slip beyond the Forest Park boundary on the track up the Ohau Gorge.

Take the alternate route along the Waiopehu Track. Six Disc Track is still open for those who want to access Gable End Ridge Track.

First published on 7 June 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

The Ohau Gorge Track, that forms the first section of Gable End Track, is closed due to a significant slip beyond the Forest Park boundary on the track up the Ohau Gorge.

Take the alternate route along the Waiopehu Track. Six Disc Track is still open for those who want to access Gable End Ridge Track.

First published on 7 June 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Field Hut alert

Ōtaki Gorge Road closed to vehicles and pedestrians

Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians due to a major slip. Camping is available at Boielles Campsite but for foot access only.

There is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to Ōtaki Forks. It is 5 km long and can be accessed 200 m past the locked gate on the Ōtaki Gorge Road.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 December 2022. Last reviewed on 16 May 2024.

Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians due to a major slip. Camping is available at Boielles Campsite but for foot access only.

There is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to Ōtaki Forks. It is 5 km long and can be accessed 200 m past the locked gate on the Ōtaki Gorge Road.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 20 December 2022. Last reviewed on 16 May 2024.

Lake Chalice Hut alert

Top Valley Road closed

There is no access to public conservation land from Top Valley Road due to forestry operations.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 4 September 2023. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024.

There is no access to public conservation land from Top Valley Road due to forestry operations.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 4 September 2023. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024.

Staircase Road closed

Staircase Road is closed due to forestry operations. Lake Chalice and Mt Patriarch carparks cannot be accessed.

First published on 21 August 2023. Last reviewed on 4 March 2024.

Staircase Road is closed due to forestry operations. Lake Chalice and Mt Patriarch carparks cannot be accessed.

First published on 21 August 2023. Last reviewed on 4 March 2024.

Goulter Road closed

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Mid Robinson Hut alert

Hard to navigate slip on Robinson River route

Part of the Robinson River route between Palmers Road and the Mid Robinson Hut has been destroyed by a slip. Location: E1523004 N5293747 NZTM2000.

Access up the valley is now only possible when river levels are low. The route requires several river crossings and climbing up and down gravel banks.

First published on 1 May 2023. Last reviewed on 24 April 2024.

Part of the Robinson River route between Palmers Road and the Mid Robinson Hut has been destroyed by a slip. Location: E1523004 N5293747 NZTM2000.

Access up the valley is now only possible when river levels are low. The route requires several river crossings and climbing up and down gravel banks.

First published on 1 May 2023. Last reviewed on 24 April 2024.

Montgomerie Hut alert

Capleston – Kirwans Hut track closed

The track between Boatmans Road end through to Kirwans Hut is closed. This is due to extensive flood damage, rock fall and slope instability. The rock fall at the Kirwans Tunnel Suspension Bridge posses a serious threat to visitor safety and the area should not be approached.

The track between Gannons Road bridge to Montgomerie Hut and up to Kirwans Hut is now fully open with the flood/track damage repaired.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 14 February 2022. Last reviewed on 13 March 2024.

The track between Boatmans Road end through to Kirwans Hut is closed. This is due to extensive flood damage, rock fall and slope instability. The rock fall at the Kirwans Tunnel Suspension Bridge posses a serious threat to visitor safety and the area should not be approached.

The track between Gannons Road bridge to Montgomerie Hut and up to Kirwans Hut is now fully open with the flood/track damage repaired.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 14 February 2022. Last reviewed on 13 March 2024.

Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge alert

Iron Gate Hut tracks closed

These tracks are closed due to large, unstable slips:

  • Alice Nash Heritage Lodge To Iron Gate Hut
  • Iron Gate Hut to Upper Oroua River tracks
First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 9 May 2024.

These tracks are closed due to large, unstable slips:

  • Alice Nash Heritage Lodge To Iron Gate Hut
  • Iron Gate Hut to Upper Oroua River tracks
First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 9 May 2024.

Komata Hut alert

Comet Hut relocated and renamed Komata Hut

Comet Hut has been removed from the end of Comet Road. It is still marked on the map, but there is no hut or shelter at this site. 

The hut has been relocated beside the Ngaruroro River and renamed Komata Hut. It is a standard hut with 6 bunks. No bookings required. 

It is 4-5 hours’ walk from Comet Road end to Komata Hut, via the Comet Road end to Shutes Hut Track and a new tramping track that leads from Komata to the Ngaruroro valley. View the track route and hut location.

First published on 8 March 2024. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024.

Comet Hut has been removed from the end of Comet Road. It is still marked on the map, but there is no hut or shelter at this site. 

The hut has been relocated beside the Ngaruroro River and renamed Komata Hut. It is a standard hut with 6 bunks. No bookings required. 

It is 4-5 hours’ walk from Comet Road end to Komata Hut, via the Comet Road end to Shutes Hut Track and a new tramping track that leads from Komata to the Ngaruroro valley. View the track route and hut location.

First published on 8 March 2024. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024.

Crosbies Hut alert

Whangaiterenga Track closed

Whangaiterenga Track is closed until further notice due to storm damage.

First published on 7 August 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Whangaiterenga Track is closed until further notice due to storm damage.

First published on 7 August 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.

Tararu Track closed

Tararu Track is closed until further notice due to storm damage.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 21 August 2023. Last reviewed on 28 February 2024.

Tararu Track is closed until further notice due to storm damage.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 21 August 2023. Last reviewed on 28 February 2024.

Soper Shelter alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Mataketake Hut alert

Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track washout caution required

There is a washout at Thompson Creek ( N1301968, E5142768) on the Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track. The location of the washout is between Blowfly and Māori Saddle Huts, approximately 2 hours from Blowfly hut.

There is a significant drop-out on the track. A temporary reroute has been put in place but it is likely to be damaged in rainfall events. Extreme caution is required. If you are unsure – do not attempt track or turn back.

First published on 7 June 2024.

There is a washout at Thompson Creek ( N1301968, E5142768) on the Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track. The location of the washout is between Blowfly and Māori Saddle Huts, approximately 2 hours from Blowfly hut.

There is a significant drop-out on the track. A temporary reroute has been put in place but it is likely to be damaged in rainfall events. Extreme caution is required. If you are unsure – do not attempt track or turn back.

First published on 7 June 2024.

Clinton Hut alert

Predator control for Clinton, Arthur and Cleddau valleys

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 2 and 3 May. Clinton, Arthur and Cleddau valleys are open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 8 months.

Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time. 1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 20 February 2024. Last reviewed on 6 May 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 2 and 3 May. Clinton, Arthur and Cleddau valleys are open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 8 months.

Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time. 1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 20 February 2024. Last reviewed on 6 May 2024.

Dumpling Hut alert

Predator control for Clinton, Arthur and Cleddau valleys

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 2 and 3 May. Clinton, Arthur and Cleddau valleys are open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 8 months.

Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time. 1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 20 February 2024. Last reviewed on 6 May 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 2 and 3 May. Clinton, Arthur and Cleddau valleys are open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 8 months.

Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time. 1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 20 February 2024. Last reviewed on 6 May 2024.

Slaughterburn Hut alert

Predator control for Waitutu Forest

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter from 18 June 2024, depending on the weather. This alert will be updated 2 days before the operation starts.

Waitutu Forest will remain open. You are advised not to walk on the tracks on the day of the operation. See the Pesticide Summary Map for the operation area.

  • Lillburn Valley Road (access to Lake Hauroko carpark, Lake Hauroko Lookout Track, Lake Hauroko Loop Bush Track, Lake Hauroko to Teal Bay Route) will be closed for two days for this operation.
  • Thicketburn Campsite and Picnic Area will be closed for two days for this operation.

Traffic Management and signage will be in place for road closures. People planning to enter this area on or after 15 May are advised to check this alert or the Te Anau Visitor Center first for possible delays.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 March 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter from 18 June 2024, depending on the weather. This alert will be updated 2 days before the operation starts.

Waitutu Forest will remain open. You are advised not to walk on the tracks on the day of the operation. See the Pesticide Summary Map for the operation area.

  • Lillburn Valley Road (access to Lake Hauroko carpark, Lake Hauroko Lookout Track, Lake Hauroko Loop Bush Track, Lake Hauroko to Teal Bay Route) will be closed for two days for this operation.
  • Thicketburn Campsite and Picnic Area will be closed for two days for this operation.

Traffic Management and signage will be in place for road closures. People planning to enter this area on or after 15 May are advised to check this alert or the Te Anau Visitor Center first for possible delays.

DOC will distribute toxic bait containing 1080 within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 26 March 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Brown Hut alert

Predator control for Gouland area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

Saxon Hut alert

Predator control for Gouland area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

Lake McRae Hut alert

Molesworth wilding conifer control

A wilding conifer control programme is underway in Rangitahi/Molesworth, using a combination of ground and aerial methods. 

Ground control work has concluded for the season.

Aerial Basal Bark Application using helicopters commenced in late September 2023 and will continue until June 2024. The map below shows where ground crew and helicopters may be operating.

Molesworth conifer control map (PDF, 4728K)

The work will be weather dependent, with crews coming and going as weather windows allow. There will be signage in huts and on gates so visitors know helicopters and ground crews are working in the area.

First published on 13 September 2023. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024.

A wilding conifer control programme is underway in Rangitahi/Molesworth, using a combination of ground and aerial methods. 

Ground control work has concluded for the season.

Aerial Basal Bark Application using helicopters commenced in late September 2023 and will continue until June 2024. The map below shows where ground crew and helicopters may be operating.

Molesworth conifer control map (PDF, 4728K)

The work will be weather dependent, with crews coming and going as weather windows allow. There will be signage in huts and on gates so visitors know helicopters and ground crews are working in the area.

First published on 13 September 2023. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024.

Old Man Hut alert

Top Valley Road closed

There is no access to public conservation land from Top Valley Road due to forestry operations.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 4 September 2023. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024.

There is no access to public conservation land from Top Valley Road due to forestry operations.

This is a long term alert. 

First published on 4 September 2023. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024.

Staircase Road closed

Staircase Road is closed due to forestry operations. Lake Chalice and Mt Patriarch carparks cannot be accessed.

First published on 21 August 2023. Last reviewed on 4 March 2024.

Staircase Road is closed due to forestry operations. Lake Chalice and Mt Patriarch carparks cannot be accessed.

First published on 21 August 2023. Last reviewed on 4 March 2024.

Goulter Road closed

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Mt Rintoul Hut alert

Goulter Road closed

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.

This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.

First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.

Hunters Hut alert

Gordons Knob wilding conifer control operation

A helicopter will be spraying wilding conifers on the hills to the west of Gordons Knob until end of June 2024. The herbicide will be targeted at individual trees.

The work is away from tracks but visitors heading off track and hunters should take note.

First published on 26 March 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

A helicopter will be spraying wilding conifers on the hills to the west of Gordons Knob until end of June 2024. The herbicide will be targeted at individual trees.

The work is away from tracks but visitors heading off track and hunters should take note.

First published on 26 March 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.

Flora Hut alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Hacket Hut alert

Whispering Falls Track closed

Whispering Falls Track is closed from the junction with the Hacket Track due to a slip.

There are multiple hazards in the area – do not attempt to cross the slip.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 16 August 2022. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

Whispering Falls Track is closed from the junction with the Hacket Track due to a slip.

There are multiple hazards in the area – do not attempt to cross the slip.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 16 August 2022. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.

Flanagans Hut alert

Slips on track from Baton River Road to Flanagans Hut

A massive tree is blocking the track with a very steep gully underneath it. The only way around it involves traversing a steep bank with very little to hold on to or firm places to put your feet.

View a map of the location (JPEG, 124K)

There are also numerous other slips and fallen trees blocking the track.

Allow approximately 10 hours to get from the end of the 4WD track to Flanagans Hut.

First published on 10 April 2024.

A massive tree is blocking the track with a very steep gully underneath it. The only way around it involves traversing a steep bank with very little to hold on to or firm places to put your feet.

View a map of the location (JPEG, 124K)

There are also numerous other slips and fallen trees blocking the track.

Allow approximately 10 hours to get from the end of the 4WD track to Flanagans Hut.

First published on 10 April 2024.

John Reid Hut alert

Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Chummies Track reroute

The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.

The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. See map (JGP, 116K)

First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.

The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.

The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. See map (JGP, 116K)

First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.

Venus Hut alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.

This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.

Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.

First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Upper Gridiron Hut alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Rocks Hut alert

Access to Mt Richmond Forest Park – Maungatapu Road – Slip

There has been a large slip on the Maungatapu Road which gives access to Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park, which is completely blocking the road. For enquiries as to when this will be cleared, contact the roading authority, in this case being Marlborough Roads.

First published on 7 June 2024.

There has been a large slip on the Maungatapu Road which gives access to Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park, which is completely blocking the road. For enquiries as to when this will be cleared, contact the roading authority, in this case being Marlborough Roads.

First published on 7 June 2024.

Cobb Hut alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Asbestos Cottage alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Boulder Lake Hut alert

Predator control for Parapara area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 11 February 2024. Parapara area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

See the Pesticide Summary Map for more information.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 19 January 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 11 February 2024. Parapara area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

See the Pesticide Summary Map for more information.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 19 January 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.

Awaroa Hut alert

Torrent Bay bridge replacement

Torrent River Bridge on the high tide track between Anchorage and Torrent Bay, giving access to Cleopatra’s Pool, is being replaced. An alternative option involves wading through the Torrent River, this is available four hours either side of low tide. Note there are some slippery rocks and river flow may fluctuate depending on rainfall and tides.

First published on 19 August 2022. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

Torrent River Bridge on the high tide track between Anchorage and Torrent Bay, giving access to Cleopatra’s Pool, is being replaced. An alternative option involves wading through the Torrent River, this is available four hours either side of low tide. Note there are some slippery rocks and river flow may fluctuate depending on rainfall and tides.

First published on 19 August 2022. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

Waingaro Forks Hut alert

Predator control for Cobb area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 9 March 2024.

The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.

It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.

Ministry of Works Historic Hut alert

Predator control for Gouland area

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.

There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It’s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species.

First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.

Anderson's Hut alert

Anderson's Hut closed

Anderson's Hut is closed until further notice due to ongoing building repair work by volunteers. 

This is a long term alert.  

First published on 15 March 2019. Last reviewed on 3 May 2024.

Anderson's Hut is closed until further notice due to ongoing building repair work by volunteers. 

This is a long term alert.  

First published on 15 March 2019. Last reviewed on 3 May 2024.

Mangatepopo Hut alert

Aerial weed control operation in Tongariro National Park

DOC is completing a weed control operation by helicopter in the Tongariro National Park. The weeds being targeted are broom and cotoneaster. Work will take place between Friday 31 May and Friday 14 June 2024. 

The operation area is from SH48 to near SH46 and along SH47.

Visitors should expect to see and hear the helicopters operating.

First published on 31 May 2024. Last reviewed on 13 June 2024.

DOC is completing a weed control operation by helicopter in the Tongariro National Park. The weeds being targeted are broom and cotoneaster. Work will take place between Friday 31 May and Friday 14 June 2024. 

The operation area is from SH48 to near SH46 and along SH47.

Visitors should expect to see and hear the helicopters operating.

First published on 31 May 2024. Last reviewed on 13 June 2024.

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NZDoCnew\NZDoC_Parse
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assetId: '100072269'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100072269
Kelly Knight Hut
[0] =4 June 2024 Kelly Knight Hut Track closure <p>Kelly Knight Hut Track is closed.</p> <p>The mid-section of this track is not on public conservation land and crosses private property. This is currently under review and until resolved the entirety of the track is closed.</p> <p><em>This is a long term alert.</em></p> First published on 11 May 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.


assetId: '100063294'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100063294
Camerons Hut
[0] =15 May 2024 No bunks at Camerons Hut <p>There are no bunks to sleep on at Camerons Hut. Use Hurunui No. 3 Hut or Harper Pass Bivvy as alternative accommodation.</p> First published on 16 August 2022. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.


assetId: '100062710'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100062710
Kirwans Hut
[0] =13 March 2024 Capleston – Kirwans Hut track closed <p>The track between Boatmans Road end through to Kirwans Hut is closed. This is due to extensive flood damage, rock fall and slope instability. The rock fall at the Kirwans Tunnel Suspension Bridge posses a serious threat to visitor safety and the area should not be approached.</p> <p>The track between Gannons Road bridge to Montgomerie Hut and up to Kirwans Hut is now fully open with the flood/track damage repaired.</p> <p><em>This is a long term alert.</em></p> First published on 14 February 2022. Last reviewed on 13 March 2024.


assetId: '100137531'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100137531
Belltown Manunui Hut
[0] =11 June 2024 Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford <p>Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.</p> <p>This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.</p> <p>Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.</p> First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024. [1] =23 February 2024 Predator control for Kakapo area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a>&nbsp;was completed on 21 February 2024.</p> <p>The Kakapo Block is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 13 February 2024. Last reviewed on 23 February 2024.


assetId: '100063445'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100063445
Hooker Hut
[0] =27 May 2024 Hooker Valley Track icy conditions <p>The Hooker Valley Track is currently very icy in shaded areas and is extremely slippery. The track is likely to remain this way for the rest of the winter season. We recommend the use of microspikes and walking poles in addition to suitable footwear such as hiking/tramping boot&rsquo;s.</p> First published on 27 May 2024. Last reviewed on 27 May 2024.


assetId: '100056979'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100056979
Motutapere Hut
[0] =13 February 2024 Kauritatahi Hut Track closed <p>A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.</p> <p>Do not attempt to cross this slip.</p> First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.


assetId: '100072925'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100072925
Hurunui Hut
[0] =13 February 2024 Kauritatahi Hut Track closed <p>A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.</p> <p>Do not attempt to cross this slip.</p> First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.


assetId: '100072934'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100072934
Mangaturuturu Hut
[0] =31 May 2024 Round the Mountain Track and excessive mice <p>We are currently experiencing higher than usual mouse numbers. Ensure your food is kept in sealed containers and do not leave any uneaten food in the huts.</p> First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024. [1] =28 May 2024 Low levels of firewood at Tongariro huts <p>There is low levels of firewood (that could run out at any time) at these huts:</p> <ul> <li>Mangaturuturu Hut</li> <li>Mangaehuehu Hut</li> <li>Waihohonu Hut</li> <li>Rangipo Hut</li> <li>Blyth Hut</li> <li>Whakapapaiti Hut</li> </ul> <p>All hut users should be prepared for no firewood at the huts.</p> First published on 28 May 2024.


assetId: '100033506'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100033506
Te Totara Hut
[0] =25 March 2024 Te Urewera alerts <p><a href="http://www.ngaituhoe.iwi.nz/alerts-and-important-information">Check Ngāi Tūhoe website</a> for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website.&nbsp;</p> <p>Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on <span class="PhoneNumberClickableOnMobile">+64 6 837 3803</span> or email <a href="mailto:teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz">teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz</a> for information.&nbsp;</p> First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.


assetId: '100033712'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100033712
Cameron Hut
[0] =20 March 2024 Kaweka Forest Park access <ul> <li>Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal. &nbsp;</li> <li>Helicopter access - open.</li> <li>Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.</li> <li>Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.</li> <li>Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.</li> <li>Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements. <br />The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.</li> <li>Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.</li> <li>Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/services/roads-and-streets/road-works/">Hastings District Council's roadworks updates</a>. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution. &nbsp;</li> <li>Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to <a href="mailto:napier@doc.govt.nz">napier@doc.govt.nz</a>. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.</p> First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.


assetId: '100055180'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100055180
Black Birch Bivouac
[0] =20 March 2024 Kaweka Forest Park access <ul> <li>Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal. &nbsp;</li> <li>Helicopter access - open.</li> <li>Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.</li> <li>Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.</li> <li>Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.</li> <li>Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements. <br />The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.</li> <li>Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.</li> <li>Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/services/roads-and-streets/road-works/">Hastings District Council's roadworks updates</a>. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution. &nbsp;</li> <li>Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to <a href="mailto:napier@doc.govt.nz">napier@doc.govt.nz</a>. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.</p> First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.


assetId: '100072710'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100072710
Blyth Hut
[0] =31 May 2024 Round the Mountain Track and excessive mice <p>We are currently experiencing higher than usual mouse numbers. Ensure your food is kept in sealed containers and do not leave any uneaten food in the huts.</p> First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024. [1] =28 May 2024 Low levels of firewood at Tongariro huts <p>There is low levels of firewood (that could run out at any time) at these huts:</p> <ul> <li>Mangaturuturu Hut</li> <li>Mangaehuehu Hut</li> <li>Waihohonu Hut</li> <li>Rangipo Hut</li> <li>Blyth Hut</li> <li>Whakapapaiti Hut</li> </ul> <p>All hut users should be prepared for no firewood at the huts.</p> First published on 28 May 2024.


assetId: '100072311'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100072311
Leon Kinvig Hut
[0] =21 May 2024 Leon Kinvig Hut closed <p>Leon Kinvig Hut is closed due to severe flood damage and is not safe to use. Do not approach or enter the hut. It is on the edge of a large bank with no foundations at one end.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>This is a long term alert.&nbsp;</em></p> First published on 24 February 2023. Last reviewed on 21 May 2024.


assetId: '100072309'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100072309
Mid Pohangina Hut
[0] =6 May 2024 Mid Pohangina Track to Takapari Road via CE Track closed <p>Mid Pohangina Track to Takapari Road via CE Track (which runs between Takapari Road and the Mid Pohangina Hut Sidle Track) is closed due to poor condition. This includes slips, windfall, vegetation, and incorrect marking. Use alternative tracks.</p> <p><em>This is a long term alert.&nbsp;</em></p> First published on 27 March 2023. Last reviewed on 6 May 2024.


assetId: '100064479'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100064479
Waterfall Hut
[0] =4 June 2024 Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed <p>Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.</p> First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.


assetId: '100135652'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100135652
Aranga Hut
[0] =4 June 2024 Aranga Hut closed <p>Aranga Hut is closed because of its dilapidated condition.</p> <p><em>This is a long-term alert</em>.</p> First published on 27 April 2021. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.


assetId: '100035068'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100035068
Porters Creek Hut
[0] =31 May 2024 Gordons Knob wilding conifer control operation <p>A helicopter will be spraying wilding conifers on the hills to the west of Gordons Knob until end of June 2024. The herbicide will be targeted at individual trees.</p> <p>The work is away from tracks but visitors heading off track and hunters should take note.</p> First published on 26 March 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.


assetId: '100074713'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100074713
Hope Arm Hut
[0] =2 May 2024 Storm damage to Back Valley Hut and Hope Arm Hut <p>Trees and branches have fallen over on the tracks in this backcountry area. Walking times may vary.</p> <p>Storm events have changed unbridged creeks. These may become impassable in heavy rain.</p> First published on 10 October 2023. Last reviewed on 2 May 2024.


assetId: '100058195'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100058195
Kintail Hut
[0] =4 June 2024 Predator control for Seaforth Grebe area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 4 June 2024.</p> <p>Seaforth Grebe area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It&rsquo;s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="/link/fef6daa5ab744d42a16a93a4b1543b61.aspx">How to keep dogs safe around 1080</a>.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.


assetId: '100054632'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100054632
Mangatainoka Hut
[0] =20 March 2024 Kaweka Forest Park access <ul> <li>Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal. &nbsp;</li> <li>Helicopter access - open.</li> <li>Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.</li> <li>Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.</li> <li>Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.</li> <li>Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements. <br />The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.</li> <li>Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.</li> <li>Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/services/roads-and-streets/road-works/">Hastings District Council's roadworks updates</a>. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution. &nbsp;</li> <li>Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to <a href="mailto:napier@doc.govt.nz">napier@doc.govt.nz</a>. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.</p> First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.


assetId: '100073234'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100073234
Middle Hill Hut
[0] =20 March 2024 Kaweka Forest Park access <ul> <li>Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal. &nbsp;</li> <li>Helicopter access - open.</li> <li>Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.</li> <li>Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.</li> <li>Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.</li> <li>Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements. <br />The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.</li> <li>Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.</li> <li>Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/services/roads-and-streets/road-works/">Hastings District Council's roadworks updates</a>. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution. &nbsp;</li> <li>Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to <a href="mailto:napier@doc.govt.nz">napier@doc.govt.nz</a>. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.</p> First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.


assetId: '100055378'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100055378
Tussock Hut
[0] =20 March 2024 Kaweka Forest Park access <ul> <li>Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal. &nbsp;</li> <li>Helicopter access - open.</li> <li>Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.</li> <li>Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.</li> <li>Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.</li> <li>Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements. <br />The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.</li> <li>Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.</li> <li>Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/services/roads-and-streets/road-works/">Hastings District Council's roadworks updates</a>. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution. &nbsp;</li> <li>Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to <a href="mailto:napier@doc.govt.nz">napier@doc.govt.nz</a>. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.</p> First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.


assetId: '100056527'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100056527
Smiths Stream Hut
[0] =4 June 2024 Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed <p>Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.</p> First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.


assetId: '100055428'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100055428
Waikamaka Hut
[0] =4 June 2024 Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed <p>Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.</p> First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.


assetId: '100075590'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100075590
Upper South Branch Hurunui Hut
[0] =30 May 2024 Predator control for Arthur's Pass East <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> was completed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.&nbsp;</p> <p>You are not allowed to bring your dog to this area at any time.&nbsp;</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 18 January 2024. Last reviewed on 30 May 2024.


assetId: '100058830'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:15'

DoC API:
100058830
Daleys Flat Hut
[0] =5 June 2024 Predator control for Caples Routeburn Dart area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx"><u>1080</u></a> was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It&rsquo;s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="/link/fef6daa5ab744d42a16a93a4b1543b61.aspx">How to keep dogs safe around 1080</a>.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024. [1] =6 May 2024 Upper Snowy Creek Bridge removed for winter <p>The upper Snowy Creek bridge has been removed from the Rees-Dart Track for winter 2024.<br />Walking the track now involves a dangerous river crossing.&nbsp;</p> <p>The bridge is usually reinstalled mid to late November depending on avalanche conditions.&nbsp;</p> First published on 6 May 2024. [2] =24 April 2024 Daleys Hut reduced facilities for winter season <p>The tap water and flush toilets have been disabled for the winter season. Water can be sourced from the outside water tank and a pit toilet is available for winter.</p> First published on 24 April 2024.


assetId: '100060064'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100060064
Tent Camp
[0] =12 June 2024 Predator control for Cobb area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> was completed on 9 March 2024.</p> <p>The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.</p> <p>It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="/link/fef6daa5ab744d42a16a93a4b1543b61.aspx">How to keep dogs safe around 1080</a>.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.


assetId: '100000062'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100000062
Lake Poteriteri Hut
[0] =12 June 2024 Predator control for Waitutu Forest <p>We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter from 18 June 2024, depending on the weather. This alert will be updated 2 days before the operation starts.</p> <p>Waitutu Forest will remain open. You are advised not to walk on the tracks on the day of the operation. See the <u><a href="https://maps.doc.govt.nz/externalmaps/Index.html?=&amp;CalledBy=Region&amp;LayerID=2&amp;Region=otago&amp;configBase=http://maps.doc.govt.nz/Geocortex/Essentials/REST/sites/Pesticide_Summary/viewers/Pesticide_Summary_Viewer/virtualdirectory/Resources/Config/Default&amp;run=PestSumStartUp">Pesticide Summary Map</a></u>&nbsp;for the operation area.</p> <ul> <li>Lillburn Valley Road (access to Lake Hauroko carpark, Lake Hauroko Lookout Track, Lake Hauroko Loop Bush Track, Lake Hauroko to Teal Bay Route) will be closed for two days for this operation.</li> <li>Thicketburn Campsite and Picnic Area will be closed for two days for this operation.</li> </ul> <p>Traffic Management and signage will be in place for road closures. People planning to enter this area on or after 15 May are advised to check this alert or the Te Anau Visitor Center first for possible delays.</p> <p>DOC will distribute toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 26 March 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.


assetId: '100075585'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100075585
Brass Monkey Bivvy
[0] =31 May 2024 Brass Monkey Bivvy closed <p>Brass Monkey Bivvy is temporarily closed due to black mould on the interior lining.</p> First published on 7 December 2023. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.


assetId: '100038295'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100038295
Devils Den Bivvy
[0] =11 June 2024 No toilet door at Devils Den Bivvy <p>The door has been blown off the toilet.&nbsp;</p> First published on 14 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.


assetId: '100081794'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100081794
East Hawdon Bivvy
[0] =30 May 2024 Predator control for Arthur's Pass East <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> was completed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.&nbsp;</p> <p>You are not allowed to bring your dog to this area at any time.&nbsp;</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 18 January 2024. Last reviewed on 30 May 2024.


assetId: '100054668'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100054668
Kiwi Flat Hut
[0] =3 May 2024 River crossing needed to reach the hut <p data-block-id="e41d589b-8089-4d72-8aff-3b70174c828a" data-pm-slice="1 1 []">Due to river moving hard against point 202 (Topo50 BV17) and the track being washed out a river crossing is now needed. You will need to cross the Waitaha River directly from the carpark and then recross above point 202 to re-gain the track. You can then continue on to Kiwi Flat and the Upper Waitaha.</p> <p data-block-id="91eaa773-3528-404a-963d-c03bdffcde0a">This is only possible in normal to low flows and should not be attempted during or after rain events.</p> <p data-block-id="6c1e5943-f6c0-4169-8799-c2dfa59c8d3f">You need to be very experienced in crossing rivers and be prepared to take extra time to choose a suitable crossing point. If in doubt, do not cross.</p> <p data-block-id="2aa4b1af-f927-4d5b-8ab5-a504e1e79831">The private farm road around the back of point 202 is not open for public use.</p> First published on 3 May 2024.


assetId: '100035141'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100035141
Coppermine Creek Hut
[0] =7 June 2024 Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track washout caution required <p>There is a washout at Thompson Creek ( N1301968, E5142768) on the Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track. The location of the washout is between Blowfly and Māori Saddle Huts, approximately 2 hours from Blowfly hut.</p> <p>There is a significant drop-out on the track. A temporary reroute has been put in place but it is likely to be damaged in rainfall events. Extreme caution is required. If you are unsure &ndash; do not attempt track or turn back.</p> First published on 7 June 2024.


assetId: '100064269'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100064269
Bottom Misery Hut
[0] =22 March 2024 Branch River Suspension Bridge removed <p>The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.</p> <p>It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.</p> <p>There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas.&nbsp;</p> First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.


assetId: '100059970'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100059970
Mid Goulter Hut
[0] =10 May 2024 Top Valley Road closed <p>There is no access to public conservation land from Top Valley Road due to forestry operations.</p> <p><em>This is a long term alert.&nbsp;</em></p> First published on 4 September 2023. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024. [1] =1 March 2024 Goulter Road closed <p>Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.</p> <p>This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.</p> First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.


assetId: '100059971'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100059971
Siberia Hut
[0] =22 March 2024 Branch River Suspension Bridge removed <p>The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.</p> <p>It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.</p> <p>There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas.&nbsp;</p> First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.


assetId: '100061149'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100061149
Slaty Hut
[0] =1 March 2024 Goulter Road closed <p>Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.</p> <p>This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.</p> First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.


assetId: '100065092'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100065092
Browning Hut
[0] =7 June 2024 Access to Mt Richmond Forest Park – Maungatapu Road – Slip <p>There has been a large slip on the Maungatapu Road which gives access to Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park, which is completely blocking the road. For enquiries as to when this will be cleared, contact the roading authority, in this case being Marlborough Roads.</p> First published on 7 June 2024.


assetId: '100030531'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100030531
Granity Pass Hut
[0] =11 June 2024 Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford <p>Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.</p> <p>This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.</p> <p>Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.</p> First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.


assetId: '100094828'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100094828
Anchorage Hut
[0] =8 May 2024 Torrent Bay bridge replacement <p>Torrent River Bridge on the high tide track between Anchorage and Torrent Bay, giving access to Cleopatra&rsquo;s Pool, is being replaced. An alternative option involves wading through the Torrent River, this is available four hours either side of low tide. Note there are some slippery rocks and river flow may fluctuate depending on rainfall and tides.</p> First published on 19 August 2022. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024. [1] =12 April 2024 Abel Tasman Coast Track – Anchorage stream crossing <p>The stream that drains the lagoon at Anchorage can only be crossed safely 4 hours either side of low tide.&nbsp;</p> <p>Visitors intending to use Anchorage Beach to head to or from Torrent Bay may be affected during times of large high tides. Allow extra time to either wait for the tide to recede or return to the Coast Track to continue your trip.</p> <p><em>This is a long term alert.&nbsp;</em></p> First published on 13 January 2023. Last reviewed on 12 April 2024.


assetId: '100075829'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100075829
Mt Arthur Hut
[0] =12 June 2024 Predator control for Cobb area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> was completed on 9 March 2024.</p> <p>The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.</p> <p>It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="/link/fef6daa5ab744d42a16a93a4b1543b61.aspx">How to keep dogs safe around 1080</a>.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.


assetId: '100040089'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100040089
Karamea Bend Hut
[0] =12 June 2024 Predator control for Cobb area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> was completed on 9 March 2024.</p> <p>The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.</p> <p>It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="/link/fef6daa5ab744d42a16a93a4b1543b61.aspx">How to keep dogs safe around 1080</a>.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024. [1] =11 June 2024 Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford <p>Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.</p> <p>This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.</p> <p>Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.</p> First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.


assetId: '100060119'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100060119
Kiwi Saddle Hut
[0] =11 June 2024 Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford <p>Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.</p> <p>This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.</p> <p>Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.</p> First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024. [1] =29 May 2024 Chummies Track reroute <p>The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.</p> <p>The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. <a href="/link/f38303b0cf20452a98007fcde542ef06.aspx">See map (JGP, 116K)</a></p> First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.


assetId: '100064281'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100064281
Salisbury Lodge
[0] =12 June 2024 Predator control for Cobb area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> was completed on 9 March 2024.</p> <p>The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.</p> <p>It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="/link/fef6daa5ab744d42a16a93a4b1543b61.aspx">How to keep dogs safe around 1080</a>.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.


assetId: '100060122'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100060122
Balloon Hut
[0] =12 June 2024 Predator control for Cobb area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> was completed on 9 March 2024.</p> <p>The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.</p> <p>It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="/link/fef6daa5ab744d42a16a93a4b1543b61.aspx">How to keep dogs safe around 1080</a>.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.


assetId: '100061741'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100061741
Top Wairoa Hut
[0] =1 March 2024 Goulter Road closed <p>Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.</p> <p>This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.</p> First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.


assetId: '100061254'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100061254
Captains Creek Hut
[0] =7 June 2024 Access to Mt Richmond Forest Park – Maungatapu Road – Slip <p>There has been a large slip on the Maungatapu Road which gives access to Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park, which is completely blocking the road. For enquiries as to when this will be cleared, contact the roading authority, in this case being Marlborough Roads.</p> First published on 7 June 2024.


assetId: '100064171'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100064171
Connors Creek Hut
[0] =27 March 2024 Possum control operation in Upper Wairau – Rainbow area <p>There is a ground based (cyanide) possum control operation running until 30 October 2024 to eliminate the risk of bovine TB spreading in domestic stock.</p> <p>The operation covers 8,713 hectares along the Rainbow Road from Chinaman Stream to No Mans Creek. It extends up to the headwaters of the Rainbow River, Coldwater Creek and Judges Creek.</p> <p>Poison warning signs will be in place and maintained throughout the operation. There is a risk from secondary poisoning.</p> <p>Further information contact Excell by phone <span class="PhoneNumberClickableOnMobile">0508 392 355</span> or email <a href="mailto:office@excellcorp.co.nz">office@excellcorp.co.nz</a>.</p> First published on 3 October 2021. Last reviewed on 27 March 2024.


assetId: '100035091'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100035091
Paske Hut
[0] =27 March 2024 Possum control operation in Upper Wairau – Rainbow area <p>There is a ground based (cyanide) possum control operation running until 30 October 2024 to eliminate the risk of bovine TB spreading in domestic stock.</p> <p>The operation covers 8,713 hectares along the Rainbow Road from Chinaman Stream to No Mans Creek. It extends up to the headwaters of the Rainbow River, Coldwater Creek and Judges Creek.</p> <p>Poison warning signs will be in place and maintained throughout the operation. There is a risk from secondary poisoning.</p> <p>Further information contact Excell by phone <span class="PhoneNumberClickableOnMobile">0508 392 355</span> or email <a href="mailto:office@excellcorp.co.nz">office@excellcorp.co.nz</a>.</p> First published on 3 October 2021. Last reviewed on 27 March 2024.


assetId: '100034872'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100034872
Lonely Lake Hut
[0] =11 June 2024 Predator control for Parapara area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 11 February 2024. Parapara area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It&rsquo;s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.</p> <p>See the <a href="https://maps.doc.govt.nz/externalmaps/Index.html?=&amp;CalledBy=Region&amp;LayerID=2&amp;Region=otago&amp;configBase=http://maps.doc.govt.nz/Geocortex/Essentials/REST/sites/Pesticide_Summary/viewers/Pesticide_Summary_Viewer/virtualdirectory/Resources/Config/Default&amp;run=PestSumStartUp">Pesticide Summary Map</a> for more information.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 19 January 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.


assetId: '100040740'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100040740
Sylvester Hut
[0] =12 June 2024 Predator control for Cobb area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> was completed on 9 March 2024.</p> <p>The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.</p> <p>It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="/link/fef6daa5ab744d42a16a93a4b1543b61.aspx">How to keep dogs safe around 1080</a>.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.


assetId: '100034865'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100034865
Myttons Hut
[0] =12 June 2024 Predator control for Cobb area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> was completed on 9 March 2024.</p> <p>The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.</p> <p>It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="/link/fef6daa5ab744d42a16a93a4b1543b61.aspx">How to keep dogs safe around 1080</a>.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.


assetId: '100041021'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100041021
History of Manson Hut
[0] =20 March 2024 Kaweka Forest Park access <ul> <li>Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal. &nbsp;</li> <li>Helicopter access - open.</li> <li>Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.</li> <li>Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.</li> <li>Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.</li> <li>Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements. <br />The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.</li> <li>Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.</li> <li>Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/services/roads-and-streets/road-works/">Hastings District Council's roadworks updates</a>. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution. &nbsp;</li> <li>Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to <a href="mailto:napier@doc.govt.nz">napier@doc.govt.nz</a>. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.</p> First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.


assetId: '100031571'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100031571
Kay Creek Hut
[0] =5 June 2024 Predator control for Caples Routeburn Dart area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx"><u>1080</u></a> was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It&rsquo;s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="/link/fef6daa5ab744d42a16a93a4b1543b61.aspx">How to keep dogs safe around 1080</a>.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.


assetId: '100090255'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100090255
McKellar Hut
[0] =5 June 2024 Predator control for Caples Routeburn Dart area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx"><u>1080</u></a> was completed on 9 March. Caples Routeburn Dart area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It&rsquo;s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 10 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time.</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="/link/fef6daa5ab744d42a16a93a4b1543b61.aspx">How to keep dogs safe around 1080</a>.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 12 January 2024. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.


assetId: '100072830'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100072830
Triangle Hut
[0] =9 May 2024 Iron Gate Hut tracks closed <p>These tracks are closed due to large, unstable slips:</p> <ul> <li>Alice Nash Heritage Lodge To Iron Gate Hut</li> <li>Iron Gate Hut to Upper Oroua River tracks</li> </ul> First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 9 May 2024.


assetId: '100061023'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100061023
Waingongoro Hut
[0] =15 May 2024 Predator control for Taranaki Mounga <p>We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.</p> <p>Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.</p> <p>DOC will distribute toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.


assetId: '100086639'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100086639
Haurangi Hut
[0] =4 June 2024 Ōrongorongo Track reroute <p>A section of the Ōrongorongo Track at Jacob&rsquo;s Ladder has been rerouted due to the risk of an imminent collapse. The slip cannot be seen from the track.</p> <p>The reroute is well signposted. Turn back if you find yourself on a section of rough, uneven track with deep cracks.</p> <p>The rerouted track is a temporary tramping track with some large, unformed steps. It will be upgraded soon.</p> <p>Jacob&rsquo;s Ladder is the area where the track descends steeply down to the Ōrongorongo River Valley. This is about five minutes before the curved bridge when travelling from the Catchpool carpark end.</p> <p><em>This is a long term alert.</em></p> First published on 20 March 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024. [1] =12 March 2024 Big Bend Track slip <p>There is a slip on Big Bend Track between the Turere Curved Bridge and Turere Lodge. Take extra care when walking this section of the track.&nbsp;</p> First published on 13 March 2023. Last reviewed on 12 March 2024.


assetId: '100061388'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100061388
Jumbo Hut
[0] =31 May 2024 Be prepared for current hut conditions at Jumbo Hut <p>The firewood at the hut has been reported as wet. We advise taking fire starters.</p> <p>The gas cookers at the hut are due for a service. Carry your own cookers to be prepared for no cooking facilities at the hut.</p> First published on 6 May 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.


assetId: '100065463'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100065463
Tataweka Hut
[0] =25 March 2024 Te Urewera alerts <p><a href="http://www.ngaituhoe.iwi.nz/alerts-and-important-information">Check Ngāi Tūhoe website</a> for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website.&nbsp;</p> <p>Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on <span class="PhoneNumberClickableOnMobile">+64 6 837 3803</span> or email <a href="mailto:teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz">teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz</a> for information.&nbsp;</p> First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.


assetId: '100065710'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100065710
Waitewaewae Hut
[0] =16 May 2024 Ōtaki Gorge Road closed to vehicles and pedestrians <p>Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians due to a major slip. Camping is available at Boielles Campsite but for foot access only.</p> <p>There is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to Ōtaki Forks. It is 5 km long and can be accessed 200 m past the locked gate on the Ōtaki Gorge Road.</p> <ul> <li><a href="/link/4e3a7509e5f14c7ba8f0af0d34fb99c7.aspx">Ōtaki Gorge emergency track</a></li> <li><a href="/link/7f1b98d6834643f89e338a5bd52f8953.aspx">Map of the emergency track (PDF, 2,290K)</a>.</li> </ul> <p><em>This is a long term alert.</em></p> First published on 20 December 2022. Last reviewed on 16 May 2024.


assetId: '100094539'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100094539
Kime Hut
[0] =16 May 2024 Ōtaki Gorge Road closed to vehicles and pedestrians <p>Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians due to a major slip. Camping is available at Boielles Campsite but for foot access only.</p> <p>There is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to Ōtaki Forks. It is 5 km long and can be accessed 200 m past the locked gate on the Ōtaki Gorge Road.</p> <ul> <li><a href="/link/4e3a7509e5f14c7ba8f0af0d34fb99c7.aspx">Ōtaki Gorge emergency track</a></li> <li><a href="/link/7f1b98d6834643f89e338a5bd52f8953.aspx">Map of the emergency track (PDF, 2,290K)</a>.</li> </ul> <p><em>This is a long term alert.</em></p> First published on 20 December 2022. Last reviewed on 16 May 2024.


assetId: '100040085'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100040085
Waiopehu Hut
[0] =11 June 2024 Ohau Gorge Track closed <p>The Ohau Gorge Track, that forms the first section of Gable End Track, is closed due to a significant slip beyond the Forest Park boundary on the track up the Ohau Gorge.</p> <p>Take the alternate route along the Waiopehu Track. Six Disc Track is still open for those who want to access Gable End Ridge Track.</p> First published on 7 June 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.


assetId: '100065614'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:15'

DoC API:
100065614
Sedgemere Sleepout
[0] =6 June 2024 Molesworth wilding conifer control <p>A wilding conifer control programme is underway in Rangitahi/Molesworth, using a combination of ground and aerial methods.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ground control work has concluded for the season.</p> <p>Aerial Basal Bark Application using helicopters commenced in late September 2023 and will continue until June 2024. The map below shows where ground crew and helicopters may be operating.</p> <p><a href="/link/fe56c1c6e4b9492b9fe3d56913814215.aspx">Molesworth conifer control map (PDF, 4728K)</a></p> <p>The work will be weather dependent, with crews coming and going as weather windows allow. There will be signage in huts and on gates so visitors know helicopters and ground crews are working in the area.</p> First published on 13 September 2023. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024. [1] =22 May 2024 Possum control for Molesworth Recreation Reserve <p>A possum control operation using&nbsp;<a href="https://www.doc.govt.nz/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080 bait</a>:</p> <ul> <li>was completed in the Bush Gully-Tarndale area on 22 August 2023.</li> <li>was completed in the Yarra/Five-Mile on 28 October 2023.</li> </ul> <p>The operations cover up to 87,000 hectares.&nbsp;<a href="/link/60af643c114345cbb005e2d6c7f3b65d.aspx">See a map (PDF,10,075K)</a>. Learn more on the <a href="https://www.ospri.co.nz/tb-and-pest-control/pest-control-regions/pest-control-in-marlborough/molesworth-station/">OSPRI website</a>.</p> <p>Molesworth Recreation Reserve is open with warning signs in place at key entrances and points.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. The area in the <a href="https://maps.doc.govt.nz/externalmaps/index.html?viewer=pesticidesummary">pesticide summary map</a>&nbsp;will also show as safe.&nbsp;As conditions in the area have been extremely dry, animal carcasses have taken longer than the usual 8 months expected to completely break down. &nbsp;</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs.&nbsp;Dogs are not permitted in Molesworth Recreation Reserve at any time.</p> First published on 5 April 2023. Last reviewed on 22 May 2024. [2] =10 May 2024 Sedgemere Sleepout closed <p>Sedgemere Sleepout is closed and should not be slept in/used for safety concerns. We are working on a solution and are hopeful the closure is only short term.</p> First published on 10 May 2024.


assetId: '100060988'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100060988
Lost Stream Bivvy
[0] =22 March 2024 Branch River Suspension Bridge removed <p>The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.</p> <p>It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.</p> <p>There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas.&nbsp;</p> First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.


assetId: '100064007'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100064007
Greigs Hut
[0] =22 March 2024 Branch River Suspension Bridge removed <p>The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.</p> <p>It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.</p> <p>There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas.&nbsp;</p> First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.


assetId: '100042461'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:15'

DoC API:
100042461
Upper Matakuhia Hut
[0] =11 June 2024 Lower Matakuhia Hut removed and tracks closed <p>The Lower Matakuhia Hut has been removed.</p> <p>Lower Matakuhia Track and Opureke Track are permanently closed. Track markers are still present but the tracks are no longer maintained.</p> First published on 10 March 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024. [1] =2 April 2024 No fire at Upper Matakuhia Hut <p>Upper Matakuhia Hut's new fireplace is not ready to be used. Further work is required before it can be used.&nbsp;</p> First published on 13 June 2022. Last reviewed on 2 April 2024. [2] =7 February 2024 Matakuhia Road washout and carpark closure <p>Matakuhia carpark is closed. There is a washout 50 m before the carpark that has removed some of the road. Stay clear until further notice.&nbsp;</p> First published on 15 July 2022. Last reviewed on 7 February 2024.


assetId: '100133716'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100133716
Casey Hut
[0] =30 May 2024 Predator control for Arthur's Pass East <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> was completed on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.&nbsp;</p> <p>You are not allowed to bring your dog to this area at any time.&nbsp;</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 18 January 2024. Last reviewed on 30 May 2024.


assetId: '100098722'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100098722
James Mackay Hut
[0] =8 May 2024 Predator control for Gouland area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It&rsquo;s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="/link/fef6daa5ab744d42a16a93a4b1543b61.aspx">How to keep dogs safe around 1080</a>.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.


assetId: '100064238'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100064238
Saxton Hut
[0] =6 June 2024 Molesworth wilding conifer control <p>A wilding conifer control programme is underway in Rangitahi/Molesworth, using a combination of ground and aerial methods.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ground control work has concluded for the season.</p> <p>Aerial Basal Bark Application using helicopters commenced in late September 2023 and will continue until June 2024. The map below shows where ground crew and helicopters may be operating.</p> <p><a href="/link/fe56c1c6e4b9492b9fe3d56913814215.aspx">Molesworth conifer control map (PDF, 4728K)</a></p> <p>The work will be weather dependent, with crews coming and going as weather windows allow. There will be signage in huts and on gates so visitors know helicopters and ground crews are working in the area.</p> First published on 13 September 2023. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024.


assetId: '100130661'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100130661
Ōtamahua Hut
[0] =14 May 2024 Mice in Packhorse Hut and Ōtamahua Hut <p>Mice in hut. Mice numbers increase in Spring &ndash; Autumn. We recommend you secure your food overnight to prevent mice from getting to it.</p> First published on 13 May 2024. Last reviewed on 14 May 2024.


assetId: '100044544'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100044544
Ten Man Hut
[0] =1 May 2024 42 Traverse Track reopen with reroute for walkers and cyclists <p>The 42 Traverse has been reopened with a bypass track in place for walkers and cyclists. The end to end experience is still closed to 4WD and quad bikes users.&nbsp;</p> <p>Signs have been installed at all major intersections. The bypass (shown in orange on the track map) follows an old bush track and connects with Top Track.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/link/1d720c10ed7f4798ac23e6c0e31a4d54.aspx">42 Traverse bypass track map (JPG, 1,200K)</a></p> <p>Cyclists should dismount their bikes for the bypass section as it is steep and slippery.</p> <p>Note: The route across the slip is still closed due to safety concerns.&nbsp;</p> First published on 19 December 2022. Last reviewed on 1 May 2024.


assetId: '100061869'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100061869
Back Valley Hut
[0] =2 May 2024 Storm damage to Back Valley Hut and Hope Arm Hut <p>Trees and branches have fallen over on the tracks in this backcountry area. Walking times may vary.</p> <p>Storm events have changed unbridged creeks. These may become impassable in heavy rain.</p> First published on 10 October 2023. Last reviewed on 2 May 2024.


assetId: '100133953'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100133953
Mintaro Hut
[0] =6 May 2024 Predator control for Clinton, Arthur and Cleddau valleys <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 2 and 3 May. Clinton, Arthur and Cleddau valleys are open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It&rsquo;s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 8 months.</p> <p>Dogs are not allowed in this area at any time. 1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/pests-and-threats/methods-of-control/1080/1080-and-dogs/"><u>How to keep dogs safe around 1080</u></a>.</p> <p>Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 20 February 2024. Last reviewed on 6 May 2024.


assetId: '100033374'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100033374
Luxmore Hut
[0] =6 June 2024 Winter bookings required for Luxmore Hut <p>Online bookings are required for Luxmore Hut outside the Great Walks season, from 1 May to 28 October.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://bookings.doc.govt.nz/Web/Facilities/SearchViewUnitAvailabity.aspx?map_id=871">Book Luxmore Hut winter stays online</a>&nbsp;</p> First published on 2 May 2024. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024.


assetId: '100038202'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100038202
Westies Hut
[0] =12 June 2024 Predator control for Waitutu Forest <p>We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter from 18 June 2024, depending on the weather. This alert will be updated 2 days before the operation starts.</p> <p>Waitutu Forest will remain open. You are advised not to walk on the tracks on the day of the operation. See the <u><a href="https://maps.doc.govt.nz/externalmaps/Index.html?=&amp;CalledBy=Region&amp;LayerID=2&amp;Region=otago&amp;configBase=http://maps.doc.govt.nz/Geocortex/Essentials/REST/sites/Pesticide_Summary/viewers/Pesticide_Summary_Viewer/virtualdirectory/Resources/Config/Default&amp;run=PestSumStartUp">Pesticide Summary Map</a></u>&nbsp;for the operation area.</p> <ul> <li>Lillburn Valley Road (access to Lake Hauroko carpark, Lake Hauroko Lookout Track, Lake Hauroko Loop Bush Track, Lake Hauroko to Teal Bay Route) will be closed for two days for this operation.</li> <li>Thicketburn Campsite and Picnic Area will be closed for two days for this operation.</li> </ul> <p>Traffic Management and signage will be in place for road closures. People planning to enter this area on or after 15 May are advised to check this alert or the Te Anau Visitor Center first for possible delays.</p> <p>DOC will distribute toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 26 March 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.


assetId: '100064369'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100064369
Gouland Downs Hut
[0] =8 May 2024 Predator control for Gouland area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 8 May 2024. The Gouland area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It&rsquo;s not safe to hunt for food and have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="/link/fef6daa5ab744d42a16a93a4b1543b61.aspx">How to keep dogs safe around 1080</a>.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 16 February 2024. Last reviewed on 8 May 2024.


assetId: '100075864'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100075864
Chaffey Hut
[0] =12 June 2024 Predator control for Cobb area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> was completed on 9 March 2024.</p> <p>The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.</p> <p>It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="/link/fef6daa5ab744d42a16a93a4b1543b61.aspx">How to keep dogs safe around 1080</a>.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024.


assetId: '100038519'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100038519
Boar Inn
[0] =4 June 2024 Ōrongorongo Track reroute <p>A section of the Ōrongorongo Track at Jacob&rsquo;s Ladder has been rerouted due to the risk of an imminent collapse. The slip cannot be seen from the track.</p> <p>The reroute is well signposted. Turn back if you find yourself on a section of rough, uneven track with deep cracks.</p> <p>The rerouted track is a temporary tramping track with some large, unformed steps. It will be upgraded soon.</p> <p>Jacob&rsquo;s Ladder is the area where the track descends steeply down to the Ōrongorongo River Valley. This is about five minutes before the curved bridge when travelling from the Catchpool carpark end.</p> <p><em>This is a long term alert.</em></p> First published on 20 March 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.


assetId: '100132129'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100132129
Te Whare Okioki
[0] =13 February 2024 Kauritatahi Hut Track closed <p>A significant land slip has occurred on the track to Kauritatahi Hut. The track is closed until further notice as it is blocked by heavy debris, vegetation and large boulders.</p> <p>Do not attempt to cross this slip.</p> First published on 24 August 2022. Last reviewed on 13 February 2024.


assetId: '100039299'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100039299
Warden Hut
[0] =29 February 2024 Water at Warden Hut <p>The water tank tap at Warden Hut is broken. Water can be collected from the nearby stream. Boil water for 3 minutes before use if you are unsure of the quality.</p> First published on 15 September 2023. Last reviewed on 29 February 2024.


assetId: '100058073'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100058073
Shepherd Creek Hut
[0] =2 May 2024 Eyre Creek Station and West Dome forest access to Eyre Mountain closed <p>Due to repeated dangerous and disrespectful behaviour by members of the public the following access points to the Eyre Mountains are closed. The points closed are:</p> <ul> <li>through Eyre Creek Station</li> <li>through the West Dome forest gate.</li> </ul> <p>Do not contact the owners of Eyre Creek Station or DOC about a gate code.</p> First published on 5 July 2023. Last reviewed on 2 May 2024.


assetId: '100074854'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100074854
Greenstone Hut
[0] =26 April 2024 Greenstone and Mid Caples huts reduced facilities <p>Tap water and flush toilets have been disabled for the winter season at Greenstone and Mid Caples huts. Water can be obtained from the outside water tank. A winter pit toilet is available.</p> First published on 26 April 2024.


assetId: '100064257'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100064257
Kahui Hut
[0] =15 May 2024 Predator control for Taranaki Mounga <p>We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.</p> <p>Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.</p> <p>DOC will distribute toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.


assetId: '100060765'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100060765
Raukawa Lodge
[0] =4 June 2024 Ōrongorongo Track reroute <p>A section of the Ōrongorongo Track at Jacob&rsquo;s Ladder has been rerouted due to the risk of an imminent collapse. The slip cannot be seen from the track.</p> <p>The reroute is well signposted. Turn back if you find yourself on a section of rough, uneven track with deep cracks.</p> <p>The rerouted track is a temporary tramping track with some large, unformed steps. It will be upgraded soon.</p> <p>Jacob&rsquo;s Ladder is the area where the track descends steeply down to the Ōrongorongo River Valley. This is about five minutes before the curved bridge when travelling from the Catchpool carpark end.</p> <p><em>This is a long term alert.</em></p> First published on 20 March 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024. [1] =22 May 2024 Goat hunting in the Turere Stream catchment area <p>Professional goat hunters using rifles will be operating in the Turere Stream Catchment until 30 June 2024.</p> <p>Stay out of this untracked area until then. The catchment is upstream from the Arched Bridge.</p> First published on 22 May 2024.


assetId: '100075610'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100075610
Tarn Ridge Hut
[0] =10 June 2024 Tarn Ridge Hut unsafe <p>The hut is water-damaged inside from a storm. The hut only provides protection from the elements.</p> <p>It's still open but we recommend alternative accommodation if possible.</p> <p><em>This is a long term alert.</em></p> First published on 6 November 2019. Last reviewed on 10 June 2024. [1] =4 June 2024 Tarn Ridge Hut - No water <p>The water tank at Tarn Ridge Hut has a broken tap. Until the tap is fixed lift the water tank lid up to access water.</p> First published on 19 December 2023. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.


assetId: '100043902'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100043902
Dracophyllum Hut
[0] =11 June 2024 Ohau Gorge Track closed <p>The Ohau Gorge Track, that forms the first section of Gable End Track, is closed due to a significant slip beyond the Forest Park boundary on the track up the Ohau Gorge.</p> <p>Take the alternate route along the Waiopehu Track. Six Disc Track is still open for those who want to access Gable End Ridge Track.</p> First published on 7 June 2022. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.


assetId: '100043689'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100043689
Island Gully Hut
[0] =6 June 2024 Molesworth wilding conifer control <p>A wilding conifer control programme is underway in Rangitahi/Molesworth, using a combination of ground and aerial methods.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ground control work has concluded for the season.</p> <p>Aerial Basal Bark Application using helicopters commenced in late September 2023 and will continue until June 2024. The map below shows where ground crew and helicopters may be operating.</p> <p><a href="/link/fe56c1c6e4b9492b9fe3d56913814215.aspx">Molesworth conifer control map (PDF, 4728K)</a></p> <p>The work will be weather dependent, with crews coming and going as weather windows allow. There will be signage in huts and on gates so visitors know helicopters and ground crews are working in the area.</p> First published on 13 September 2023. Last reviewed on 6 June 2024. [1] =22 May 2024 Possum control for Molesworth Recreation Reserve <p>A possum control operation using&nbsp;<a href="https://www.doc.govt.nz/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080 bait</a>:</p> <ul> <li>was completed in the Bush Gully-Tarndale area on 22 August 2023.</li> <li>was completed in the Yarra/Five-Mile on 28 October 2023.</li> </ul> <p>The operations cover up to 87,000 hectares.&nbsp;<a href="/link/60af643c114345cbb005e2d6c7f3b65d.aspx">See a map (PDF,10,075K)</a>. Learn more on the <a href="https://www.ospri.co.nz/tb-and-pest-control/pest-control-regions/pest-control-in-marlborough/molesworth-station/">OSPRI website</a>.</p> <p>Molesworth Recreation Reserve is open with warning signs in place at key entrances and points.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again. The area in the <a href="https://maps.doc.govt.nz/externalmaps/index.html?viewer=pesticidesummary">pesticide summary map</a>&nbsp;will also show as safe.&nbsp;As conditions in the area have been extremely dry, animal carcasses have taken longer than the usual 8 months expected to completely break down. &nbsp;</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs.&nbsp;Dogs are not permitted in Molesworth Recreation Reserve at any time.</p> First published on 5 April 2023. Last reviewed on 22 May 2024.


assetId: '100061608'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100061608
Blue Mountain Hut
[0] =31 May 2024 Blue Mountain Hut closed <p>Blue Mountain Hut is closed.</p> <p><em>This is a long-term alert</em>.</p> First published on 9 February 2022. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.


assetId: '100064268'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100064268
Branch Bivvy
[0] =22 March 2024 Branch River Suspension Bridge removed <p>The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.</p> <p>It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.</p> <p>There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas.&nbsp;</p> First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.


assetId: '100059969'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100059969
Lower Goulter Hut
[0] =10 May 2024 Top Valley Road closed <p>There is no access to public conservation land from Top Valley Road due to forestry operations.</p> <p><em>This is a long term alert.&nbsp;</em></p> First published on 4 September 2023. Last reviewed on 10 May 2024. [1] =1 March 2024 Goulter Road closed <p>Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.</p> <p>This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.</p> First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.


assetId: '100063735'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100063735
Mt Fyffe Hut
[0] =31 May 2024 Planned track maintenance <p data-block-id="da69a521-9840-4340-9e8a-1c852ad6ccb6" data-pm-slice="1 1 []">Contractors will be undertaking track repairs between the Mt Fyffe car park and Mt Fyffe Hut.&nbsp; Access to the hut remains open. There will be large machinery operating on the track. Visitors should follow all instructions and signage from the operators. Expect short delays.</p> <p data-block-id="83b3b6ab-b681-40d8-a8a0-d76ecff58dd0">Work is due to start 6 May and could take up to 5 weeks to complete, weather permitting.</p> First published on 4 May 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024.


assetId: '100064270'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100064270
Top Misery Hut
[0] =22 March 2024 Branch River Suspension Bridge removed <p>The Branch River Suspension Bridge (near Siberia Hut) was badly damaged in the August 2022 storm event and has been removed.</p> <p>It is possible to cross the river at your own risk near this point. Ensure you have the right river conditions and good river crossing skills and experience.</p> <p>There are many fallen trees on route to Branch Bivvy and a slip 1.5 km from Bottom Misery Hut traveling towards Branch Bivvy. Allow extra time to navigate these areas.&nbsp;</p> First published on 26 August 2022. Last reviewed on 22 March 2024.


assetId: '100034876'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100034876
Helicopter Flat Hut
[0] =11 June 2024 Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford <p>Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.</p> <p>This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.</p> <p>Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.</p> First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.


assetId: '100061742'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100061742
Mid Wairoa Hut
[0] =1 March 2024 Goulter Road closed <p>Goulter Road Forest Easement is closed to the public. There is no access whatsoever to public conservation land from the locked gate at Patriarch Station.</p> <p>This is a long term alert as the access is badly damaged and unsafe.</p> First published on 26 June 2023. Last reviewed on 1 March 2024.


assetId: '100034882'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100034882
Kings Creek Hut
[0] =11 June 2024 Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford <p>Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.</p> <p>This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.</p> <p>Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.</p> First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024. [1] =29 May 2024 Chummies Track reroute <p>The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.</p> <p>The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. <a href="/link/f38303b0cf20452a98007fcde542ef06.aspx">See map (JGP, 116K)</a></p> First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.


assetId: '100034874'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100034874
Taipo Hut
[0] =11 June 2024 Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford <p>Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.</p> <p>This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.</p> <p>Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.</p> First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.


assetId: '100034881'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100034881
Cecil Kings Hut
[0] =11 June 2024 Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford <p>Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.</p> <p>This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.</p> <p>Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.</p> First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024. [1] =29 May 2024 Chummies Track reroute <p>The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.</p> <p>The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. <a href="/link/f38303b0cf20452a98007fcde542ef06.aspx">See map (JGP, 116K)</a></p> First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.


assetId: '100081884'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100081884
Crow Hut
[0] =12 June 2024 Predator control for Cobb area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> was completed on 9 March 2024.</p> <p>The Cobb area is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.</p> <p>It is not safe to hunt for food or have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed once the area is safe again.</p> <p>1080 is deadly to dogs. <a href="/link/fef6daa5ab744d42a16a93a4b1543b61.aspx">How to keep dogs safe around 1080</a>.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 9 January 2024. Last reviewed on 12 June 2024. [1] =11 June 2024 Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford <p>Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.</p> <p>This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.</p> <p>Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.</p> First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024.


assetId: '100064078'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100064078
Stone Hut
[0] =11 June 2024 Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford <p>Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.</p> <p>This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.</p> <p>Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.</p> First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024. [1] =29 May 2024 Chummies Track reroute <p>The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.</p> <p>The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. <a href="/link/f38303b0cf20452a98007fcde542ef06.aspx">See map (JGP, 116K)</a></p> First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024.


assetId: '100061174'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:15'

DoC API:
100061174
Trevor Carter Hut
[0] =11 June 2024 Wangapeka Road closure at Dart Ford <p>Wangapeka Road will be closed to all public access from the Dart Ford from 10 June 2024.</p> <p>This closure is due to heavy machinery working on road maintenance.</p> <p>Road closure signs will be erected before the Dart Ford.</p> First published on 22 May 2024. Last reviewed on 11 June 2024. [1] =29 May 2024 Chummies Track reroute <p>The bottom section of Chummies Track has been rerouted. The original section of track is now closed with no access permitted.</p> <p>The new track is signposted at Prices Clearing, Wangapeka River. <a href="/link/f38303b0cf20452a98007fcde542ef06.aspx">See map (JGP, 116K)</a></p> First published on 26 February 2024. Last reviewed on 29 May 2024. [2] =23 February 2024 Predator control for Kakapo area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a>&nbsp;was completed on 21 February 2024.</p> <p>The Kakapo Block is open with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not safe to hunt for food in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 13 February 2024. Last reviewed on 23 February 2024.


assetId: '100059888'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100059888
Roebuck Hut
[0] =7 June 2024 Access to Mt Richmond Forest Park – Maungatapu Road – Slip <p>There has been a large slip on the Maungatapu Road which gives access to Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park, which is completely blocking the road. For enquiries as to when this will be cleared, contact the roading authority, in this case being Marlborough Roads.</p> First published on 7 June 2024. [1] =5 June 2024 Pelorus Track slips <p>Multiple slips have occurred along the track between Roebuck Hut and Totara Saddle and there is potential for further rockfall and riverbank erosion.</p> <p>The track is open, and users should use extreme caution when traversing these hazardous locations. Move quickly and do not stop. If heavy rain is forecast, avoid the area entirely.</p> <p>Sections of the track between Roebuck Hut and Totara Saddle have been washed out. The ground is unstable and caution is required at all times. Do not attempt this section in or after periods of heavy rain.</p> First published on 7 September 2023. Last reviewed on 5 June 2024.


assetId: '100059887'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100059887
Middy Creek Hut
[0] =7 June 2024 Access to Mt Richmond Forest Park – Maungatapu Road – Slip <p>There has been a large slip on the Maungatapu Road which gives access to Pelorus Track in Mt Richmond Forest Park, which is completely blocking the road. For enquiries as to when this will be cleared, contact the roading authority, in this case being Marlborough Roads.</p> First published on 7 June 2024.


assetId: '100034926'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100034926
Devils Creek Hut
[0] =18 March 2024 Kiwi Road access via Onamalutu closed <p>Kiwi Road access, via Onamalutu, to the Wakamarina Track is closed. It is unsafe to use as it is badly storm damaged.</p> <p>Use the Bartletts Creek access to reach the Kiwi Road car park.</p> <p><em>This is a long term alert.&nbsp;</em></p> First published on 15 December 2023. Last reviewed on 18 March 2024.


assetId: '100043653'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100043653
Martins Bay Hut
[0] =24 April 2024 Water tap at Martins Bay Hut broken <p>Water tap at Martins Bay Hut is broken.</p> First published on 2 April 2024. Last reviewed on 24 April 2024.


assetId: '100072291'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100072291
Kaweka Flats Bivvy
[0] =20 March 2024 Kaweka Forest Park access <ul> <li>Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal. &nbsp;</li> <li>Helicopter access - open.</li> <li>Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.</li> <li>Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.</li> <li>Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.</li> <li>Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements. <br />The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.</li> <li>Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.</li> <li>Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/services/roads-and-streets/road-works/">Hastings District Council's roadworks updates</a>. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution. &nbsp;</li> <li>Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to <a href="mailto:napier@doc.govt.nz">napier@doc.govt.nz</a>. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.</p> First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.


assetId: '100033711'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100033711
Kiwi Mouth Hut
[0] =20 March 2024 Kaweka Forest Park access <ul> <li>Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal. &nbsp;</li> <li>Helicopter access - open.</li> <li>Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.</li> <li>Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.</li> <li>Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.</li> <li>Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements. <br />The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.</li> <li>Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.</li> <li>Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/services/roads-and-streets/road-works/">Hastings District Council's roadworks updates</a>. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution. &nbsp;</li> <li>Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to <a href="mailto:napier@doc.govt.nz">napier@doc.govt.nz</a>. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.</p> First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.


assetId: '100055374'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100055374
Omarukokere Bivvy
[0] =20 March 2024 Kaweka Forest Park access <ul> <li>Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal. &nbsp;</li> <li>Helicopter access - open.</li> <li>Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.</li> <li>Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.</li> <li>Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.</li> <li>Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements. <br />The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.</li> <li>Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.</li> <li>Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/services/roads-and-streets/road-works/">Hastings District Council's roadworks updates</a>. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution. &nbsp;</li> <li>Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to <a href="mailto:napier@doc.govt.nz">napier@doc.govt.nz</a>. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.</p> First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.


assetId: '100033714'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100033714
Te Pukeohikarua (Te Puke) Hut
[0] =20 March 2024 Kaweka Forest Park access <ul> <li>Comet Road is open to 4WD vehicles only due to loose metal. &nbsp;</li> <li>Helicopter access - open.</li> <li>Kaweka Road is open. Some large potholes are present. Drive with care to maintain the road structure.</li> <li>Lotkow Road is open to 4WD vehicles only. The river crossings are regularly changing, check them before crossing, drive with caution.</li> <li>Lakes carpark is accessible via Kuripapango road. The previous access Castle Rock road is now closed due to ongoing forestry operations.</li> <li>Lawrence Carpark access road: Works have been completed and the road is open to the public. The last 600 m of the road is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles. Forestry operations are due to start in the area soon. Once forestry operations start the road might closed again for health and safety requirements. <br />The Lawrence swingbridge has been removed.</li> <li>Mackintosh carpark is currently closed due to ongoing forestry operations. A new parking location can be located at a skid site near the closed gate (end of Kuripapango road), this will add on 500m walking to reach the start of the track.</li> <li>Makahu Road Apply extra caution to the river ford crossing as conditions have changed since Cyclone Gabrielle. River levels are subject to change so check for closures on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/services/roads-and-streets/road-works/">Hastings District Council's roadworks updates</a>. We recommend 4WD vehicles with good ground clearance. Due to the narrow and windy nature of the gravel road, drive with extra caution. &nbsp;</li> <li>Whittle road. Be aware of trucks using the quarry. Give them right of way where possible.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>We have not physically checked all tracks and assets within the park. There may be unknown storm damage. Be prepared to turn back and report issues to <a href="mailto:napier@doc.govt.nz">napier@doc.govt.nz</a>. Known damage is reported on each web page with site-specific information.</p> First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 20 March 2024.


assetId: '100033705'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100033705
Waipawa Forks Hut
[0] =4 June 2024 Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed <p>Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.</p> First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.


assetId: '100064754'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100064754
Barker Hut
[0] =26 May 2024 Clough Cableway removed <p>The Clough Cableway has been removed, the White River will only be crossable in low river flows.</p> First published on 3 May 2024. Last reviewed on 26 May 2024.


assetId: '100072706'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

DoC API:
100072706
Rangipo Hut
[0] =31 May 2024 Round the Mountain Track and excessive mice <p>We are currently experiencing higher than usual mouse numbers. Ensure your food is kept in sealed containers and do not leave any uneaten food in the huts.</p> First published on 30 April 2024. Last reviewed on 31 May 2024. [1] =28 May 2024 Low levels of firewood at Tongariro huts <p>There is low levels of firewood (that could run out at any time) at these huts:</p> <ul> <li>Mangaturuturu Hut</li> <li>Mangaehuehu Hut</li> <li>Waihohonu Hut</li> <li>Rangipo Hut</li> <li>Blyth Hut</li> <li>Whakapapaiti Hut</li> </ul> <p>All hut users should be prepared for no firewood at the huts.</p> First published on 28 May 2024.


assetId: '100035208'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100035208
Panekire Hut
[0] =25 March 2024 Te Urewera alerts <p><a href="http://www.ngaituhoe.iwi.nz/alerts-and-important-information">Check Ngāi Tūhoe website</a> for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website.&nbsp;</p> <p>Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on <span class="PhoneNumberClickableOnMobile">+64 6 837 3803</span> or email <a href="mailto:teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz">teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz</a> for information.&nbsp;</p> First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.


assetId: '100033502'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

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100033502
Marauiti Hut
[0] =25 March 2024 Te Urewera alerts <p><a href="http://www.ngaituhoe.iwi.nz/alerts-and-important-information">Check Ngāi Tūhoe website</a> for alerts before your trip. Alerts will be not be posted on this website.&nbsp;</p> <p>Visitors can also phone Ngāi Tūhoe on <span class="PhoneNumberClickableOnMobile">+64 6 837 3803</span> or email <a href="mailto:teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz">teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz</a> for information.&nbsp;</p> First published on 17 October 2022. Last reviewed on 25 March 2024.


assetId: '100072831'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100072831
Colenso Hut
[0] =4 June 2024 Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed <p>Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.</p> First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024.


assetId: '100132644'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100132644
Iron Gate Hut
[0] =9 May 2024 Iron Gate Hut tracks closed <p>These tracks are closed due to large, unstable slips:</p> <ul> <li>Alice Nash Heritage Lodge To Iron Gate Hut</li> <li>Iron Gate Hut to Upper Oroua River tracks</li> </ul> First published on 10 March 2023. Last reviewed on 9 May 2024.


assetId: '100043332'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

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100043332
Syme Hut
[0] =15 May 2024 Predator control for Taranaki Mounga <p>We plan to distribute non-toxic cereal bait pellets by helicopter between May and June 2024 depending on the weather.</p> <p>Egmont National Park will remain open. You are advised not to walk the tracks on the days of the operation. Roads may be closed temporarily over the two-day operation so some delays may be possible.</p> <p>DOC will distribute toxic bait containing <a href="/link/4747ac2c108f4aa2a7a8589adccee319.aspx">1080</a> within a month of applying the non-toxic bait.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First published on 15 March 2024. Last reviewed on 15 May 2024.


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count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:11'

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Ellis Hut
[0] =4 June 2024 Fletchers Crossing Bridge closed <p>Fletchers Crossing Bridge on Wakarara Road is closed due to cyclone damage. Alternative access to Wakarara Road and North Block Road is via Makaroro Road.</p> First published on 25 January 2024. Last reviewed on 4 June 2024. [1] =29 April 2024 Access to Ellis Hut partially closed <p>Access to Ellis Hut via Wakarara Road and Ellis Road is closed due to logging operations. Walk in access is open via Yeomans Track.</p> <p><em>This is a long term alert.&nbsp;</em></p> First published on 12 April 2022. Last reviewed on 29 April 2024.


assetId: '100062449'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

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100062449
Maori Saddle Hut
[0] =7 June 2024 Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track washout caution required <p>There is a washout at Thompson Creek ( N1301968, E5142768) on the Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track. The location of the washout is between Blowfly and Māori Saddle Huts, approximately 2 hours from Blowfly hut.</p> <p>There is a significant drop-out on the track. A temporary reroute has been put in place but it is likely to be damaged in rainfall events. Extreme caution is required. If you are unsure &ndash; do not attempt track or turn back.</p> First published on 7 June 2024.


assetId: '100064302'

count: 'Ca:1 Ar:1 Ky:[assetId]:+ #:3 R:7'

DoC API:
100064302
Anatoki Forks Hut
[0] =11 June 2024 Predator control for Parapara area <p>A predator control operation using toxic bait containing 1080 was completed on 11 February 2024. Parapara area is open to the public with warning signs in place at key entrances.</p> <p>There may be toxic carcasses and bait (green coloured pellets) in the area. It&rsquo;s not safe to hunt for food [and/or] have your dog in this area for up to 8 months. Warning signs and this web alert will be removed when the area is safe again.</p> <p>See the <a href="https://maps.doc.govt.nz/externalmaps/Index.html?=&amp;CalledBy=Region&amp;LayerID=2&amp;Region=otago&amp;configBase=http://maps.doc.govt.nz/Geocortex/Essentials/REST/sites/Pesticide_Summary/viewers/Pesticide_Summary_Viewer/virtualdirectory/Resources/Config/Default&amp;run=PestSumStartUp">Pesticide Summary Map</a> for more information.</p> <p>This operation is part of <a href="/link/1e61321c6c404e94967ed69e959d7556.aspx">DOC's National Predator Control Programme</a> to protect native species.</p> First publish