Alerts

Te Araroa Trail

For Hunters hut (Mt Richmond)
Alert Mt Richmond Forest Park - Ben Nevis and Wairoa valley access

All access to the Lower Wairoa Valley Left Branch road and tracks will be closed round the clock 19 December 2018 – 30 September 2019 due to forestry logging operations. This will affect Te Araroa walkers intending to enter/exit via the Left Branch Wairoa River for Mid Wairoa Hut. 

Access updates for Mt Richmond Forest Park.

First published on 9 September 2018. Last reviewed on 4 June 2019.
Date 4 Jun 2019 16:32
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2019.
For Porters Creek Hut
Alert Red Hills wilding conifer control

DOC will undertake wilding conifer control in the Mt Richmond Forest Park, Red Hills, in the vicinity of Porters Creek Hut from Friday 16 August to Friday 13 September 2019.

The herbicide ‘Grazon’ (active ingredient triclopyr) mixed with bio-diesel will be delivered from a helicopter to the stems of individual trees. It will not be applied within 50 m of the Te Araroa Trail. However, visitors are advised to avoid leaving the rack.

First published on 16 August 2019.
Date 16 Aug 2019 21:18
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2019.
For Top Wairoa Hut
Alert Mt Richmond Forest Park - Ben Nevis and Wairoa valley access

All access to the Lower Wairoa Valley Left Branch road and tracks will be closed round the clock 19 December 2018 – 30 September 2019 due to forestry logging operations. This will affect Te Araroa walkers intending to enter/exit via the Left Branch Wairoa River for Mid Wairoa Hut. 

Access updates for Mt Richmond Forest Park.

First published on 9 September 2018. Last reviewed on 4 June 2019.
Date 4 Jun 2019 16:32
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2019.
For Mid Wairoa Hut
Alert Mt Richmond Forest Park - Ben Nevis and Wairoa valley access

All access to the Lower Wairoa Valley Left Branch road and tracks will be closed round the clock 19 December 2018 – 30 September 2019 due to forestry logging operations. This will affect Te Araroa walkers intending to enter/exit via the Left Branch Wairoa River for Mid Wairoa Hut. 

Access updates for Mt Richmond Forest Park.

First published on 9 September 2018. Last reviewed on 4 June 2019.
Date 4 Jun 2019 16:32
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2019.