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Marlborough closes mountain biking trails
31 Mar 2020   /

Marlborough closes mountain biking trails

Following recent rainfall, and discussion with the Marlborough Mountain Bike Club, the local council has decided to close its mountain bike parks in Blenheim’s Wither Hills Farm Park and Picton’s Victoria Domain.


DOC calls on Hakarimata hikers to stop going ‘over the top’
30 Mar 2020   /

DOC calls on Hakarimata hikers to stop going ‘over the top’

Hikers are urged to stay off the Hakarimata Summit Trail managed by the Department of Conservation and Waikato District Council.


Marlburians urged to enjoy outdoor tracks but to stay in ‘bubble’
30 Mar 2020   /

Marlburians urged to enjoy outdoor tracks but to stay in ‘bubble’

Marlborough residents are being encouraged to enjoy the region’s open spaces but reminded to stay in their “bubble” when using them and not to take any risks.


Hiker burned after walking into steam vent
10 Mar 2020  

Hiker burned after walking into steam vent

A hiker suffered burns after he and his partner walked off the marked track at Emerald Lake on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.


Routeburn Track partially reopens for trampers
5 Mar 2020   /

Routeburn Track partially reopens for trampers

Walkers will be offered a replacement Routeburn Great Walk from 12 March as it remains partially closed following storm damage.


DOC to review new southern cycle trails
4 Mar 2020   /

DOC to review new southern cycle trails

DOC will undertake a partial review of the Otago Conservation Management Strategy to consider whether new cycle and mountain bike trails could be developed on public conservation land in Otago.


Hahei to Cathedral Cove walkway gets $450k boost
25 Feb 2020  

Hahei to Cathedral Cove walkway gets $450k boost

The Mercury Bay Community Board has recommended the council approve a further stage of the Te Ara o Hei Walkway.


Fire risk forces closure of Marlborough tracks
25 Feb 2020   /

Fire risk forces closure of Marlborough tracks

The hot dry summer has forced the closure of most tracks in the Wither Hills Farm Park, including the Mountain Bike Park.


Tararua’s Waihi Falls track closed for upgrade
25 Feb 2020  

Tararua’s Waihi Falls track closed for upgrade

Tararua District Council is funding a safety upgrade at the Waihi Falls, off Horoeka Road east of Dannevirke.


Blue Light walker ends 3000km Te Araroa Trail trek
24 Feb 2020  

Blue Light walker ends 3000km Te Araroa Trail trek

Constable Gary Hayes crossed the finish line last Friday after an epic, near four-month trek the length of the country for police youth programme, Blue Light.


Milford Track to partly reopen
20 Feb 2020   /

Milford Track to partly reopen

The Southern Milford-Mackinnon Experience will be on offer from next Wednesday.


Timber Trail swingbridge reopens
18 Feb 2020  

Timber Trail swingbridge reopens

The 36-metre Arataki swingbridge across the Mangakino Stream has reopened in time for the non-profit Tour Aotearoa bike-packing event.


$1.5m lost on closed Gt Walks, bookings surge on Kepler, Rakiura
17 Feb 2020   /

$1.5m lost on closed Gt Walks, bookings surge on Kepler, Rakiura

The Department of Conservation has missed out on around $1.47m from cancelled bookings on its temporarily closed Milford and Routeburn tracks but many trampers have opted for other Great Walks.


Missing British tramper’s body found
17 Feb 2020  

Missing British tramper’s body found

Searchers have found missing hiker Stephanie Simpson’s body in the Pyke Creek area in Mount Aspiring National Park after a week searching.


A “wild, scary” night on Routeburn before trampers evacuated
5 Feb 2020   /

A “wild, scary” night on Routeburn before trampers evacuated

Dozens are airlifted from Fiordland National Park after a landslide crashes into a hut.


Hokitika Gorge Bridge work begins to create new loop walk
24 Jan 2020   /

Hokitika Gorge Bridge work begins to create new loop walk

Work has begun on the second bridge at Hokitika Gorge, which will link two sections of new track creating a one hour loop walk.


NZ’s newest bike park set to open
21 Jan 2020   /

NZ’s newest bike park set to open

The South Island’s newest mountain biking adventure park opens today at Glendhu Bay, Wanaka.


Cycle trail to Bridge to Nowhere reopens
20 Jan 2020   /

Cycle trail to Bridge to Nowhere reopens

The Mangapurua section of the Mountains to Sea cycle trail has been reopened following extensive work by the Department of Conservation.


Aotea/Great Barrier tracks reopen after kauri dieback upgrades
17 Jan 2020   /

Aotea/Great Barrier tracks reopen after kauri dieback upgrades

Ten walks on Aotea/Great Barrier Island have reopened following upgrades to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.


Police urge caution after trampers rescued
15 Jan 2020   /

Police urge caution after trampers rescued

At around 1.30 pm on 11 January, the Rescue Coordination Centre received an emergency locator beacon signal from the top of the Gillespie Pass, Mt Aspiring National Park.


Real Journeys launches inaugural Walter Peak event
15 Jan 2020   /

Real Journeys launches inaugural Walter Peak event

Registrations are open for the inaugural Walter Peak high country farm run, to be held in Queenstown on 29 February 2020.


New Waitaki Valley A2O cycle-way to open
14 Jan 2020   /

New Waitaki Valley A2O cycle-way to open

Cyclists of all abilities will be in for a treat when a newly built off-road cycle trail in the Waitaki Valley opens on 8 February.


Coromandel track and trail guide available again
14 Jan 2020  

Coromandel track and trail guide available again

The Your Coromandel Tracks and Trails Guide was available again after the Thames Coromandel District Council ran out of copies last year.


Auckland Council to open upgraded tracks
20 Dec 2019   /

Auckland Council to open upgraded tracks

Auckland Council will open several tracks ahead of the summer season following a year of work to address the kauri dieback problem in the west and south. 


DOC assessing routes following heavy rains
17 Dec 2019   /

DOC assessing routes following heavy rains

The Department of Conservation is assessing the future of foot access to Ball Hut and the Tasman Glacier after torrential rainfall. 


$120,000 to progress Wairarapa-wide trail
17 Dec 2019   /

$120,000 to progress Wairarapa-wide trail

The Wairarapa Trails Action Group secured $120,000 to develop a region-wide recreation trail linking the five main Wairarapa towns.


DOC, NZAC celebrate 30-year milestone
12 Dec 2019   /

DOC, NZAC celebrate 30-year milestone

The Department of Conservation and the New Zealand Alpine Club are celebrating 30 years of managing huts together in the West Matukituki Valley, Mt Aspiring National Park.


Man who died on guided Routeburn Track walk named
10 Dec 2019   /

Man who died on guided Routeburn Track walk named

Police have named the man who died after falling on the Routeburn track on Friday 6 December.


Man dies on guided Routeburn Track walk
9 Dec 2019   /

Man dies on guided Routeburn Track walk

The 70-year-old Australian fell on Friday while walking with Ultimate Hikes.


Paparoa Track opens with 77% bed nights sold
2 Dec 2019   /

Paparoa Track opens with 77% bed nights sold

More than 6600 bed nights have been snapped up on the newest Great Walk – 91% of them by New Zealanders.


New luxury campsite launches on Timber Trail
26 Nov 2019   /

New luxury campsite launches on Timber Trail

Epic Cycle Adventures have opened Camp Epic on the Timber Trail, situated near Piropiro.


DOC implements bad weather advisory system for Tongariro
22 Nov 2019   /

DOC implements bad weather advisory system for Tongariro

DOC has implemented an advisory system for ‘bad weather days’ on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing that will run until the end of the summer walking season.


Popular Diamond Lake track reopens following repairs
18 Nov 2019   /

Popular Diamond Lake track reopens following repairs

The Diamond Lake Track near Wanaka has reopened following extensive repair work.


New Te Araroa visitor pledge
7 Nov 2019   / /

New Te Araroa visitor pledge

Te Araroa trail walkers are being urged to take a pledge before embarking on the 3000km journey.


New bridge for popular Te Henga walkway
6 Nov 2019   /

New bridge for popular Te Henga walkway

A new bridge on West Auckland’s  Te Henga Walkway is now open, replacing the 30-year-old bridge on the popular coastal track.


15 people trespassed for flouting Kauri compliance rules
30 Oct 2019   /

15 people trespassed for flouting Kauri compliance rules

Auckland Council compliance officers trespassed fifteen people accessing closed walking tracks this Labour Weekend.


$500k for Clutha Gold Cycle Trail extension
30 Oct 2019   /

$500k for Clutha Gold Cycle Trail extension

The Clutha Gold Great Ride Cycle Trail extension has received a further $500,000 in funding from the Otago Community Trust.


Eight trampers rescued from Southern Alps
21 Oct 2019   /

Eight trampers rescued from Southern Alps

Eight trampers were rescued from the Southern Alps in the early hours of Saturday morning.


$14m funding boost for Wakatipu Basin trails
7 Oct 2019   /

$14m funding boost for Wakatipu Basin trails

The NZTA has approved $14m in funding for walking and cycling improvements at the Wakatipu Basin.


Great Walks open for 2019-20 season, 128k bed nights booked
2 Oct 2019   /

Great Walks open for 2019-20 season, 128k bed nights booked

More than 128,500 hut and campsite bed nights have been booked on the country’s 10 Great Walks during the peak season, according to the Department of Conservation.


Taranaki Crossing to attract extra 35k visitors, $3.7m
5 Sep 2019   /

Taranaki Crossing to attract extra 35k visitors, $3.7m

Once complete in 2022, the $19m project is expected to inject an extra $3.7m into the local economy, says the govt.


DOC reopens Hooker Valley Track after flood repairs
29 Aug 2019  

DOC reopens Hooker Valley Track after flood repairs

Hooker Valley Track in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park has reopened after repairs were made following flood damage.


Paparoa Track 70% sold as Great Walks brand powers on
7 Aug 2019  

Paparoa Track 70% sold as Great Walks brand powers on

The fast-pace of sales at the country’s newest Great Walk illustrates the power of the brand – Sanson.


DOC closes Rob Roy Track due to slip
23 Jul 2019  

DOC closes Rob Roy Track due to slip

The Department of Conservation had closed Rob Roy Track near Wanaka because of a slip.


Council gets go ahead to restore Craggy Range track land
16 Jul 2019  

Council gets go ahead to restore Craggy Range track land

A resource consent to remediate the remaining sections of the Craggy Range track at Te Mata Peak in the Hawke’s Bay has been approved, says Hastings District Council.


Watch: Hump Ridge Track to  be NZ’s next Great Walk
15 Jul 2019  

Watch: Hump Ridge Track to be NZ’s next Great Walk

The Fiordland experience has beaten the Te Paki Coastal and Queen Charlotte tracks to the prestigious status.


Powell Hut back in business
15 Jul 2019  

Powell Hut back in business

The most popular hut in the Tararua Ranges has been rebuilt and is back open for business.


Great Walks bookings up 10% on 2018/19 season
19 Jun 2019   /

Great Walks bookings up 10% on 2018/19 season

Around 9000 Great Walks bookings have been made in the week since the 2019/20 season bookings opened on 11 June, said the Department of Conservation.


Beach access to Cape Kidnappers reopens
6 Jun 2019  

Beach access to Cape Kidnappers reopens

Beach access to Cape Kidnappers has re-opened but the public is being warned they risk injury or death if they use it.


Construction of Lake Dunstan trail begins
4 Jun 2019   /

Construction of Lake Dunstan trail begins

Work has started on Central Otago’s newest cycle trail, The Lake Dunstan Trail.