Updated 19 March 2013
For your safety, every effort has been made to ensure this information is correct at the time of publishing (see below for dates).
Please be warned that weather conditions can have serious impacts on tracks. Plan your trip taking into account possible weather changes. To report any safety hazards in the outdoors, call 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).
Many of the tracks in the Auckland Area are on pest-free islands in the Hauraki Gulf. Play your part in looking after these native wildlife sanctuaries by checking for stowaway pests.
View biosecurity information on the Treasure islands website
Also note that a disease is killing kauri in Auckland and Northland. Please help save kauri by cleaning footwear and any equipment in contact with soil before and after leaving kauri forest areas. Also keep to the defined tracks and stay away from kauri tree roots.
Read more about kauri dieback
The following alerts are currently in place:
Central and South Auckland
Mataitai Forest (Ness Valley) walks
To prevent kauri dieback disease from spreading to the oldest and largest kauri forest in the Auckland region DOC has closed the tracks in the Mataitai Conservation Area.
Mt William Walkway
Hunting is no longer permitted in this reserve.
Hunting may be occuring in this reserve.
Okahukura Conservation Area and Manukapua (Island) Wildlife Reserve (Big Sand Island)
Public access to and through the Okahukura Conservation Area at Tapora is closed due to a fire and the danger of falling pine trees made unstable due to the fire. Public access to Manukapua (Island) Wildlife Reserve (Big Sand Island) is also closed, as this reserve is accessed through the Okahukura Conservation Area.
Great Barrier Island
Be aware that service vehicles use this road periodically. Except for DOC and emergency vehicles, all motorised vehicles are prohibited from using this road.
Whangaparapara Tramline Track
Extreme caution needs to be taken descending the north section from Aotea Road to Awana Stream. This section is very steep as it decends down to the Awaana stream. The track is clay-based and slippery when wet.
Hauraki Gulf islands
There are no current alerts for the Hauraki Gulf islands area.
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