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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.


DOC reopens Waikato track with upgrades
19 Apr 2021   /

DOC reopens Waikato track with upgrades

Waikato’s popular southern section of the Hakarimata Walkway can appeal to wider range of users.


DOC closes track near Nelson after landslip
15 Apr 2021   /

DOC closes track near Nelson after landslip

DOC yet to asses full extent of damage, no date for reopening given.


Feral dogs keep Northland tracks, campsite closed
9 Apr 2021   /

Feral dogs keep Northland tracks, campsite closed

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.


Bay of Island tracks close to protect kauri
1 Apr 2021  

Bay of Island tracks close to protect kauri

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.


DOC upgrades historic East Coast hut
18 Mar 2021   /

DOC upgrades historic East Coast hut

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.


DOC adds Waikato hut to online booking system
18 Mar 2021   /

DOC adds Waikato hut to online booking system

Trampers to Waikato’s Pahautea Hut in Pirongia Forest Park are now asked to book their stay via DOC’s online booking system.


DOC starts new phase of Taranaki Crossing project
5 Mar 2021   /

DOC starts new phase of Taranaki Crossing project

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.


DOC opens popular track after upgrades
26 Feb 2021   /

DOC opens popular track after upgrades

The Department of Conservation has reopened the popular Mount William Walkway after closing it in November. 


Waitākere tracks reopen after kauri dieback upgrade
22 Feb 2021   /

Waitākere tracks reopen after kauri dieback upgrade

The Ōmanawanui and the Puriri Ridge tracks in the Waitākere Ranges have reopened after being upgraded to help combat the spread of kauri dieback.


Aucklanders complying with Kauri dieback rules
15 Feb 2021   /

Aucklanders complying with Kauri dieback rules

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.


Rob Roy Track reopens
12 Feb 2021   /

Rob Roy Track reopens

The track had been closed since July 2019 after a significant slip undercut the track, making it unsafe to access.


Go-ahead for $130m Wellington harbour shared pathway
9 Feb 2021  

Go-ahead for $130m Wellington harbour shared pathway

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.


Dangerous slip closes Rotorua walkway
9 Feb 2021  

Dangerous slip closes Rotorua walkway

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.


Popular Waikato tracks close for upgrades
3 Feb 2021   /

Popular Waikato tracks close for upgrades

Two tracks in Waikato’s popular Hakarimata Ranges will close this month for upgrades.


Police urge care on Tongariro Alpine Crossing
28 Jan 2021  

Police urge care on Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Police are urging walkers on the popular Tongariro Alpine Crossing to plan appropriately and be adequately prepared.


Advisor appointed to Remutaka Cycle Trail
18 Dec 2020   /

Advisor appointed to Remutaka Cycle Trail

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.


Govt invests $750k in Hawke’s Bay track
14 Dec 2020  

Govt invests $750k in Hawke’s Bay track

Work has begun to nearly double the length of popular Hawke’s Bay walking and cycling track, the Tukituki Trail.


New trail provides West Coast tourism boost
7 Dec 2020   /

New trail provides West Coast tourism boost

The trail would eventually traverse 55 kilometres of West Coast scenery from Westport, around Cape Foulwind to Charleston.


Popular Goldie Bush track closed for kauri dieback prevention
7 Dec 2020  

Popular Goldie Bush track closed for kauri dieback prevention

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.


New mountain bike trails launch at Hanmer Springs
7 Dec 2020  

New mountain bike trails launch at Hanmer Springs

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.


Partial track closures leave million dollar hole – Destination Fiordland
24 Nov 2020   /

Partial track closures leave million dollar hole – Destination Fiordland

The ongoing closure of the Milford and Routeburn tracks has the Fiordland economy $1m out of pocket, says Destination Fiordland manager Madeleine Peacock. 


RTOs, trusts, operators partner to promote southern trails
24 Nov 2020   /

RTOs, trusts, operators partner to promote southern trails

Enterprise Dunedin, Clutha Development and Tourism Central Otago have teamed up to promote the wider region as a premier trails destination.


Council grants $80k for access to Nelson recreation area
16 Nov 2020  

Council grants $80k for access to Nelson recreation area

The grant would allow for continued public access to the land, and as a contribution towards the staffing costs associated with managing the area.


More Kiwis head for the hills following lockdown – survey
5 Nov 2020   /

More Kiwis head for the hills following lockdown – survey

The initial findings of a survey carried out for Walking Access Aotearoa are good news for commercial tourism operators according to its lead researcher.