DOC says repair work underway but no estimate available for when the iconic track might be re-opened.
The agency will look for funding for two tourism-related developments in the Manawatū.
But areas near urban centres saw strong growth in visitor numbers.
Driver guide platform Road Guru has developed a new website allowing people to buy vouchers from their favourite New Zealand tourism experiences in an effort to support the hard-hit sector.
The Hakarimata Summit Track in the Waikato will remain closed under alert level 2, says the Department of Conservation.
The NZ Transport Agency has asked for more public feedback as it develops the design of a mooted walking and cycling path across the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
The Walking Access Commission’s recently departed chief executive, Eric Pyle, writes of his time in the role, the value of the country’s network of tracks and trails and the challenges ahead.
A seven-strong shortlist has been announced as contenders to be added to NZ’s Great Walks network, with four in the North Island and three in the south.
Tour operators who take visitors through the Waitākere Ranges will still be able to gain access to it despite the coming closure of the forested areas of the park.
Hawke’s Bay Police have noticed more emergency calls for assistance by walkers and hikers becoming stranded on the track from Clifton Motor Camp out to the Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers.