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DOC to trial first national park visitor cap outside of Great Walks
13 May 2022   /

DOC to trial first national park visitor cap outside of Great Walks

The exact cap is still to be determined but local iwi has suggested 800, says DOC.


Trustees sought for Te Araroa walking trail
2 May 2022   /

Trustees sought for Te Araroa walking trail

Te Araroa Wellington Trust is on the hunt for two new trustees to help govern the section of the Te Araroa walking track running from near Levin to the South Coast of Wellington.


Popular Hawke’s Bay track closed by landslide
27 Apr 2022   /

Popular Hawke’s Bay track closed by landslide

The Department of Conservation has closed a section of the Tangoio Falls in Hawke’s Bay due to recent weather events.


Watch: Celebrating 30 years of Great Walks
26 Apr 2022   /

Watch: Celebrating 30 years of Great Walks

Get ready for the opening of bookings for Great Walks 2022-23.


Skyline Queenstown launches guided walks
8 Apr 2022   /

Skyline Queenstown launches guided walks

Skyline Queenstown has launched Skyline Guided Walks at Ben Lomond.


Hump Ridge Track’s Great Walk upgrade begins
5 Apr 2022   /

Hump Ridge Track’s Great Walk upgrade begins

The upgrade of Hump Ridge Track to Great Walk status is underway, with the first spade hitting the ground in Southland this week.


Bookings required for Pigeon Island getaways
1 Apr 2022   /

Bookings required for Pigeon Island getaways

Visitors to Pigeon Island/Wāwāhi Waka on Lake Whakatipu who wish to stay in the hut overnight will now need to book online in advance with Queenstown Lakes District Council.


Watch: Wellington’s Skyline Walkway
31 Mar 2022  

Watch: Wellington’s Skyline Walkway

Journey along Wellington’s highest peaks between Johnsonville and Karori.


Search continues for missing tramper on Milford Track
30 Mar 2022   /

Search continues for missing tramper on Milford Track

The search for a missing tramper in Milford Sound will continue today with additional search and rescue personnel being brought into assist.


DOC bookings open April, Great Walks in May
16 Mar 2022   /

DOC bookings open April, Great Walks in May

The Department of Conservation will open bookings in April for its huts, lodges and campsites for the 2022-23 season.


Support urged for $50m cycle trail
11 Mar 2022  

Support urged for $50m cycle trail

Matakana Coast Trail Trust is urging people to make a submission to Auckland Council to support the proposed $50m Pūhoi to Mangawhai cycle trail.


Landslip closes part of Remutaka Cycle Trail
10 Mar 2022   /

Landslip closes part of Remutaka Cycle Trail

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DOC starts salvage of Heaphy Bridge
7 Mar 2022   /

DOC starts salvage of Heaphy Bridge

The first stage of work in repairing storm damage to the Heaphy Track will begin late next week, the Department of Conservation has confirmed.


Heaphy Track partially closed for months – DOC
11 Feb 2022   /

Heaphy Track partially closed for months – DOC

Through-trips on the Heaphy Track will not be possible for several months following severe damage caused by torrential rain last week.


Severe storm damage closes Heaphy Track
10 Feb 2022   /

Severe storm damage closes Heaphy Track

The Heaphy Track is closed following torrential rain last week that severely damaged parts of the track.


Four Barrels Wine Trail to close over winter
10 Feb 2022   /

Four Barrels Wine Trail to close over winter

The 4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail in Cromwell will pause over the autumn and winter seasons and reopen in October 2022.


Park visitors warned of fire risk
1 Feb 2022  

Park visitors warned of fire risk

Marlborough District Council is urging caution at Wither Hills Farm Park due to fire risk.


QLDC buys landmarks, floats new trails opportunities
17 Dec 2021   /

QLDC buys landmarks, floats new trails opportunities

Queenstown Lakes District Council is buying 100ha of land at Mt Iron and Little Mt Iron in Wānaka.


 Tūhoe plans electric water taxi for Lake Waikaremoana
24 Nov 2021   /

 Tūhoe plans electric water taxi for Lake Waikaremoana

Tūhoe says it is investing in a custom-built electric passenger boat, to replace previous water taxis and reduce fuel pollution on Lake Waikaremoana.


Hakarimata track in Waikato opens with precautions
18 Nov 2021   /

Hakarimata track in Waikato opens with precautions

The Hakarimata Summit Track in Waikato has re-opened at Covid-19 alert level 2.


Major works for Taranaki Crossing tracks over summer
9 Nov 2021   /

Major works for Taranaki Crossing tracks over summer

Around 95% of Taranaki Crossing routes will be upgraded over summer.


Tairāwhiti funds trails development, food festival
15 Oct 2021   /

Tairāwhiti funds trails development, food festival

Tairāwhiti trails and a food festival have secured funding from Trust Tairāwhiti.


Te Araroa walkers reminded of level 3 rules
8 Oct 2021   /

Te Araroa walkers reminded of level 3 rules

People walking parts of the Te Araroa Trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff are reminded to observe Covid-19 alert level 3 rules when in those areas.


DOC hut wardens take their places
5 Oct 2021   /

DOC hut wardens take their places

Department of Conservation hut wardens are now in place on New Zealand’s newest Great Walk.


Sections of Queen Charlotte Track to re-open Saturday
24 Sep 2021   /

Sections of Queen Charlotte Track to re-open Saturday

Parts of the storm-damaged Queen Charlotte Track will re-open on Saturday 25 September, says the Department of Conservation.


Fiordland trust secures nearly $1m for trails, conservation
16 Sep 2021  

Fiordland trust secures nearly $1m for trails, conservation

The funding will create 15 full-time-equivalent staff over the length of the project, or roughly 50 part-time seasonal positions. 


Govt injects $2m to re-open tracks closed due to kauri dieback
15 Sep 2021   /

Govt injects $2m to re-open tracks closed due to kauri dieback

DOC will contribute $1.9m funding from the Jobs for Nature programme to extend a Kauri dieback programme in Auckland.


DOC seeks info on Lake Manapouri hut vandals
15 Sep 2021   /

DOC seeks info on Lake Manapouri hut vandals

The Department of Conservation is looking for information about vandalism to huts in the Lake Manapouri area.


Marlborough races to repair tracks ahead of holidays
15 Sep 2021   /

Marlborough races to repair tracks ahead of holidays

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 seeks feedback on walking routes, bike trails
15 Sep 2021   /

Nelson seeks feedback on walking routes, bike trails

Nelson City Council is seeking feedback on proposals to increase the number of family-friendly walking routes and mountain biking tracks in the region.


Victorian explorer to rest easy as Fiordland names set for correction
27 Aug 2021   /

Victorian explorer to rest easy as Fiordland names set for correction

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is calling for submissions on place name changes in Fiordland.


Waitakere kauri tree map shows more dying than expected
16 Aug 2021   /

Waitakere kauri tree map shows more dying than expected

The first map of individual kauri trees in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park has been released to help combat the spread of kauri dieback.


Accessible suspension bridge opens in regional park
16 Aug 2021  

Accessible suspension bridge opens in regional park

A new access-friendly suspension bridge has opened in Wellington’s Kaitoke Regional Park.


Mt Taranaki’s Around the Mountain Circuit could close for months
11 Aug 2021  

Mt Taranaki’s Around the Mountain Circuit could close for months

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 proposed in Nelson region
9 Aug 2021  

More off-road trails proposed in Nelson region

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.


West Coast Wilderness Trail well received
3 Aug 2021  

West Coast Wilderness Trail well received

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.


Tongariro track thrives off visitor care
2 Jul 2021  

Tongariro track thrives off visitor care

Visitors are increasingly taking part in a unique initiative to help preserve the Erua Forest beside the Tongariro National Park, says Visit Ruapehu.


Police issue winter season safety reminder
1 Jul 2021   /

Police issue winter season safety reminder

The police have issued a reminder for people to follow basic safety advice when heading out into New Zealand’s back country this winter.


Marlborough parks, tracks affected by flooding
25 Jun 2021  

Marlborough parks, tracks affected by flooding

Walkers on the Marlborough District council’s track system were advised to exercise caution, as work continues to repair flooding and waterlogged surfaces.


Nelson mountain bike trails under audit
18 Jun 2021  

Nelson mountain bike trails under audit

Signage and marketing materials to be updated with new grades.


Scenic Hawke’s Bay off-road cycle trail opens
17 Jun 2021  

Scenic Hawke’s Bay off-road cycle trail opens

Waimārama Road off-road cycle trail jointly funded by MBIE, district councils and community trust.


New app to support planning, safety on DOC tracks
4 Jun 2021   /

New app to support planning, safety on DOC tracks

The Mountain Safety Council has developed a new app with the support of the Police to assist with planning a walk or tramp.


Queenstown bike trails close for winter
21 May 2021  

Queenstown bike trails close for winter

Bike trail charity asks riders to avoid Hot Rod and Rude Rock to minimize winter damage.


Auckland mountain summit to get facelift
13 May 2021  

Auckland mountain summit to get facelift

Track upgrades on Māngere Mountain start on 17 May and will take approximately five months to complete, Tupuna Maunga Authority says.


Tracks re-open after lack of feral dog pack evidence
10 May 2021   /

Tracks re-open after lack of feral dog pack evidence

A group of popular Northland tracks have reopened due to actions taken to manage the threat of feral dogs, says the Department of Conservation.


Ruahine Forest Park hut reopens with upgrades
7 May 2021   /

Ruahine Forest Park hut reopens with upgrades

The popular Sunrise Hut and Sunrise Track in the Ruahine Forest Park has reopened to the public, following renovations and improvements to the track.


Tongariro hikers urged to plan, prepare
3 May 2021  

Tongariro hikers urged to plan, prepare

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.


DOC reopens popular Hacket Track – but only temporarily
30 Apr 2021   /

DOC reopens popular Hacket Track – but only temporarily

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.


Safety first for Heaphy Track mountain biking – DOC
23 Apr 2021   /

Safety first for Heaphy Track mountain biking – DOC

Mountain bikers can ride the Heaphy Track in the Kahurangi National Park from 1 May to 30 November.


Tourist hotspots cool over summer – DOC
22 Apr 2021   /

Tourist hotspots cool over summer – DOC

But areas near urban centres saw strong growth in visitor numbers.