Alerts

Tararua Forest Park

For Mangahao Flats Hut
Alert Mangahao Road closed

Mangahao Road is closed due to a slip. The road will reopen late-January 2021.

The road is used to access:

  • Mangahao – Makahika Track, and
  • Manghao Flats Hut.
First published on 18 December 2020. Last reviewed on 18 January 2021.
Date 18 Jan 2021 10:23
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2021.
For Waitewaewae Hut
Alert Ōtaki Gorge Road closure

The Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles until further notice. However, there is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to the Tararua Forest Park. It’s 5 km long and can be accessed from SH1 and from Ōtaki Gorge/Parawai Lodge.

Directions and description of the emergency track.

First published on 26 September 2020. Last reviewed on 21 December 2020.
Date 19 Jan 2021 15:16
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2021.
For Mitre Flats Hut
Alert Mitre Flats Hut 23 and 24 January availability

Mitre Flats Hut may be full and no beds available for Saturday and Sunday, 23 and 24 January 2021. This is because the hut is being painted and volunteers are staying at the hut.

First published on 18 January 2021.
Date 18 Jan 2021 10:29
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2021.
For Field Hut
Alert Ōtaki Gorge Road closure

The Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles until further notice. However, there is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to the Tararua Forest Park. It’s 5 km long and can be accessed from SH1 and from Ōtaki Gorge/Parawai Lodge.

Directions and description of the emergency track.

First published on 26 September 2020. Last reviewed on 21 December 2020.
Date 19 Jan 2021 15:16
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2021.
For Tutuwai Hut
Alert Access to Mt Reeves track closed

Access to the Mt Reeves Track through private land on the Waiohine Valley Road is closed.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 21 July 2020. Last reviewed on 13 January 2021.
Date 13 Jan 2021 12:31
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2021.
For Tarn Ridge Hut
Alert Tarn Ridge Hut unsafe

The hut is currently damaged inside. This damage is from a storm that caused water damage to the hut. The hut currently only provides protection from the elements.

The hut is still open but we recommend alternative accommodation if possible.

First published on 11 June 2020. Last reviewed on 13 January 2021.
Date 13 Jan 2021 12:31
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2021.
For Parawai Hut
Alert Ōtaki Gorge Road closure

The Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles until further notice. However, there is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to the Tararua Forest Park. It’s 5 km long and can be accessed from SH1 and from Ōtaki Gorge/Parawai Lodge.

Directions and description of the emergency track.

First published on 26 September 2020. Last reviewed on 21 December 2020.
Date 19 Jan 2021 15:16
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2021.
For Kime Hut
Alert Ōtaki Gorge Road closure

The Ōtaki Gorge Road is closed to vehicles until further notice. However, there is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to the Tararua Forest Park. It’s 5 km long and can be accessed from SH1 and from Ōtaki Gorge/Parawai Lodge.

Directions and description of the emergency track.

First published on 26 September 2020. Last reviewed on 21 December 2020.
Date 19 Jan 2021 15:16
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2021.