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Parts of the storm-damaged Queen Charlotte Track will re-open on Saturday 25 September, says the Department of Conservation.
The funding will create 15 full-time-equivalent staff over the length of the project, or roughly 50 part-time seasonal positions.
DOC will contribute $1.9m funding from the Jobs for Nature programme to extend a Kauri dieback programme in Auckland.
The Department of Conservation is looking for information about vandalism to huts in the Lake Manapouri area.
Work is progressing to restore the flood-damaged Queen Charlotte Track and Link Pathway in the Marlborough region ahead of the school holidays in October.
Nelson City Council is seeking feedback on proposals to increase the number of family-friendly walking routes and mountain biking tracks in the region.
The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is calling for submissions on place name changes in Fiordland.
The first map of individual kauri trees in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park has been released to help combat the spread of kauri dieback.
A new access-friendly suspension bridge has opened in Wellington’s Kaitoke Regional Park.
Mt Taranaki’s Around the Mountain Circuit could be closed for months, following damage to the track during storms in July.
More off-road trails for beginner and intermediate cyclists, trails dedicated to walkers, and a new Trails Advisory Group have been proposed as part of a Draft Out and About On Tracks Strategy 2021 in Nelson.
The West Coast Wilderness Trail has been recognized as one of the top New Zealand Great rides, according to the New Zealand Cycle Trails rider survey.
Visitors are increasingly taking part in a unique initiative to help preserve the Erua Forest beside the Tongariro National Park, says Visit Ruapehu.
The police have issued a reminder for people to follow basic safety advice when heading out into New Zealand’s back country this winter.
Walkers on the Marlborough District council’s track system were advised to exercise caution, as work continues to repair flooding and waterlogged surfaces.
Signage and marketing materials to be updated with new grades.
Waimārama Road off-road cycle trail jointly funded by MBIE, district councils and community trust.
The Mountain Safety Council has developed a new app with the support of the Police to assist with planning a walk or tramp.
Bike trail charity asks riders to avoid Hot Rod and Rude Rock to minimize winter damage.
Track upgrades on Māngere Mountain start on 17 May and will take approximately five months to complete, Tupuna Maunga Authority says.
A group of popular Northland tracks have reopened due to actions taken to manage the threat of feral dogs, says the Department of Conservation.
The popular Sunrise Hut and Sunrise Track in the Ruahine Forest Park has reopened to the public, following renovations and improvements to the track.
The Department of Conservation and New Zealand Police are urging hikers to be prepared and plan for extreme winter conditions when hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Tongariro Northern Circuit.
The Department of Conservation has re-opened the Hacket Track in the Mount Richmond Forest Park in Marlborough, with a temporary trail around a landslip on 13 April.
Mountain bikers can ride the Heaphy Track in the Kahurangi National Park from 1 May to 30 November.
But areas near urban centres saw strong growth in visitor numbers.
Waikato’s popular southern section of the Hakarimata Walkway can appeal to wider range of users.
DOC yet to asses full extent of damage, no date for reopening given.
The Department of Conservation will keep a number of tracks and the Twilight Campsite near Cape Reinga closed due to reports of feral dog sightings.
The Whangamumu, Kauri Grove and Te Toroa Tracks on Cape Brett Peninsula in the Bay of Islands will be temporarily close to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.
The 56-year-old Kahunui Hut in the Waioeka Conservation Area on the East Coast has been upgraded to help preserve the area’s heritage.
Trampers to Waikato’s Pahautea Hut in Pirongia Forest Park are now asked to book their stay via DOC’s online booking system.
The Department of Conservation has started construction of new boardwalks across the Pouakai Tarns and the Ahukawakawa wetland as part of its Taranaki Crossing project.
The Department of Conservation has reopened the popular Mount William Walkway after closing it in November.
The Ōmanawanui and the Puriri Ridge tracks in the Waitākere Ranges have reopened after being upgraded to help combat the spread of kauri dieback.
The message to Aucklanders to take more care of kauri forests appears to be hitting the mark, with non-compliant behaviour trending down across the region this summer.
The track had been closed since July 2019 after a significant slip undercut the track, making it unsafe to access.
Construction of the cycling and walking path between Ngaūraunga and Petone is slated to start in the middle of the year, with completion expected in 2024.
The Eastern Okataina Walkway has been closed indefinitely due to a large slip and the risk of ongoing rockfall that is posing a significant safety risk to track users. says the Department of Conservation.
Two tracks in Waikato’s popular Hakarimata Ranges will close this month for upgrades.
Police are urging walkers on the popular Tongariro Alpine Crossing to plan appropriately and be adequately prepared.
Kim Young, who previously worked at Te Papa, would help develop the Remutaka Cycle Trail into the next “Great Ride” along the lines of other popular Great Rides such as the Otago Central Rail Trail and Alps 2 Ocean.
Work has begun to nearly double the length of popular Hawke’s Bay walking and cycling track, the Tukituki Trail.
The trail would eventually traverse 55 kilometres of West Coast scenery from Westport, around Cape Foulwind to Charleston.
Te Taiapa/Goldie Bush tracks in the Auckland region are temporarily closed to plan track maintenance and protect kauri from the threat of kauri dieback disease.
Located in the Hanmer Forest Park, the new trails added to an existing network and included the 4km Tombstone trail, an advanced single-track that provided 185m of climbing followed by a 240m descent.
The ongoing closure of the Milford and Routeburn tracks has the Fiordland economy $1m out of pocket, says Destination Fiordland manager Madeleine Peacock.
Enterprise Dunedin, Clutha Development and Tourism Central Otago have teamed up to promote the wider region as a premier trails destination.
The grant would allow for continued public access to the land, and as a contribution towards the staffing costs associated with managing the area.
The initial findings of a survey carried out for Walking Access Aotearoa are good news for commercial tourism operators according to its lead researcher.