Old Routeburn Falls Hut 1989

For Routeburn Falls Hut
Alert Predator control for Dart, Routeburn and Caples area

An aerial predator control operation using biodegradable 1080 was completed 2-3 December 2022.

There may be toxic carcasses in the area. Toxic carcasses can take months to break down. There may also be leftover toxic bait in the area – green coloured pellets.

The Routeburn, Lake Sylvan and Caples area is open but do not take and eat animals in this area until the area is safe. This will be shown by removal of the warning signs and this alert.

1080 is deadly to dogs. How to keep dogs safe around 1080.

This operation is part of DOC's National Predator Control Programme to protect native species including mohua and rock wren.

First published on 14 October 2022. Last reviewed on 31 May 2023.
Date 31 May 2023 14:07
Source Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 2023.
For Routeburn Track
Alert Routeburn Track Closed

During the extreme weather of 3 February 2020, the Routeburn Track sustained significant damage and will not reopen this season and will remain closed for the foreseeable future. The track will require considerable repair work to be operational.

Further information.

Date 8 Feb 2020 07:46