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Waikato’s Te Awa River Ride trail completed
12 Dec 2022   /

Waikato’s Te Awa River Ride trail completed

The final section of the Te Awa River Ride linking Hamilton and the Waikato is now in place, completing the 65-kilometre cycle, walking and scooter path.


Westport trails near completion
7 Dec 2022  

Westport trails near completion

Connector trails between Westport’s Buller Bridge and Victoria Square are due to be completed by the end of the month.


Mahia’s Te Aratia walkway to open
6 Dec 2022  

Mahia’s Te Aratia walkway to open

A new walkway linking the Mahia Peninsula’s eastern and western sides will open to the public on Thursday.


DOC closes north Auckland walkway for summer
1 Dec 2022   /

DOC closes north Auckland walkway for summer

The Department of Conservation is keeping the 1.2 kilometre Omaha Cove Walkway north of Auckland closed for the summer due to a landslide earlier this month that damaged the track.


Big award win, new investments propel Hollyford Wilderness Experience into busy summer
18 Nov 2022   /

Big award win, new investments propel Hollyford Wilderness Experience into busy summer

An almost fully-booked summer is ahead for Hollyford Wilderness Experience, and with newly-renovated accommodation, back-end investments and a win at the New Zealand Tourism Awards, there is much to get on with.


Ultimate Hikes opens season, marks 30 years on Milford Track
16 Nov 2022   /

Ultimate Hikes opens season, marks 30 years on Milford Track

Ultimate Hikes has officially opened its 2022/23 hiking season and is marking its 30th year of operation on the popular Milford Track.


Proposed Glacier Country $57m trail could attract 39k visitors annually – report
1 Nov 2022  

Proposed Glacier Country $57m trail could attract 39k visitors annually – report

The experience could generate $161m in West Coast visitor spend over its initial 25 years.


Police, DOC urge people to choose outdoor adventures wisely
27 Oct 2022   /

Police, DOC urge people to choose outdoor adventures wisely

The warning comes after two people were rescued from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing on Sunday after they became exhausted and realised the track was beyond their abilities.


DOC closes another track due to erosion
14 Oct 2022   /

DOC closes another track due to erosion

The Department of Conservation has closed the Central North Island’s Arataki Track in Pureroa Forest Park due to landslip and erosion damage.


DOC closes natural bridge walk
11 Oct 2022   /

DOC closes natural bridge walk

The Department of Conservation has closed the Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk in the Waikato region due to erosion risk.


Consent sought for shared use trail on Mt Ruapehu
28 Sep 2022   /

Consent sought for shared use trail on Mt Ruapehu

Consent is being sought from the Department of Conservation for the development of a walking and cycling trail on the southern slopes of Mt Ruapehu.


Taranaki Crossing visitor centre set for $3m redevelopment
15 Sep 2022   /

Taranaki Crossing visitor centre set for $3m redevelopment

The Taranaki Crossing visitor centre is set to undergo a $2.9m redevelopment as work gets underway to improve the experience for people traversing 41 kilometres of tracks in the region.


Paparoa Track Great Walk access road damaged
26 Aug 2022   /

Paparoa Track Great Walk access road damaged

The Paparoa Track Great Walk came through last week’s rainstorms relatively unscathed but the access road on the Blackball side is damaged.


Erosion closes Aoraki Mt Cook National Parks Hooker Valley Track…
25 Aug 2022   /

Erosion closes Aoraki Mt Cook National Parks Hooker Valley Track…

The Hooker Valley Track in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park has been closed from its first swing bridge due to recent erosion.


…while top of the South Island tracks suffer rain damage
25 Aug 2022   /

…while top of the South Island tracks suffer rain damage

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$300k pedestrian, cycle trail work to begin
1 Aug 2022   /

$300k pedestrian, cycle trail work to begin

Construction is about to get underway on a connector trail that will link the Buller Bridge with the Toki Poutangata Bridge.


Mt Maunganui to close for cultural installations
15 Jul 2022   /

Mt Maunganui to close for cultural installations

Sections of Tauranga’s Mt Maunganui Mauao will be closed to the public next week as works get underway to place new wayfinding signage and cultural touchpoints across the mountain.


First phase of Ngā Ara Tipuna history trail completed
6 Jul 2022   /

First phase of Ngā Ara Tipuna history trail completed

The first phase of the Ngā Ara Tipuna history trail in Central Hawke’s Bay is now complete.


DOC empowered to consider more Otago cycle trails
4 Jul 2022   /

DOC empowered to consider more Otago cycle trails

The Department of Conservation has been granted additional capability to consider bicycle trail proposals across public conservation land in Otago.


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.