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For your safety, every effort has been made to ensure that this information is correct. However you should contact the local DOC visitor centre for the latest updates.

Rotorua area

All tracks, structures and campgrounds in the Rotorua area are open. If there are any hazards (windfall, damage etc) please report to the Rotorua Office.

Tauranga area

Northern Kaimai (Karangahake to Wharawhara)

All Northern Kaimai tracks are open (but see note on Crown Tramway Track below).

On-going vegetation control work will be taking place at Karangahake Gorge and Victoria Battery. Take a torch (especially on Windows Walk) and suitable clothing/footwear. Please report any vandalism or graffiti that you see. Thank you to the Department of Corrections for their on-going assistance at Karangahake Gorge and Victoria Battery.

Crown Tramway Track – occasional closures. The lower part of the Crown Tramway Track between the Karangahake Historic Walkway and the Underground Pump-house will regularly be closed when heavy rainfall events are forecast. These closures are to ensure public safety which could otherwise be compromised by weather induced slips and rock fall which are regular occurrences on this track.

Please note that the Underground Pump-house and Dickey Flat Campsite are still accessible via the Windows Walk when the lower Crown Tramway Track is closed. Check with the Tauranga Office + 64 7 578 7677 to check the current status, or the call the DOC hotline 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468) at weekends and public holidays.

Daly’s Hut This hut suffers regular vandalism please keep us informed of hut condition.

Middle Kaimai (Wharawhara to Wairere Falls)

All tracks are open. Check the weather forecast before you go and take care on river crossings.

Southern Kaimai (Wairere Falls to Mamaku)

All tracks are open. Check the weather forecast before you go and take care on river crossings.

Te Tuhi (west) Please follow marked track through farmland.

Rapurapu Kauri Track Please take care on river crossings.

Orokawa Bay and Homunga Bay Check the high tide times for Orokawa track (especially with onshore swells).

Otanewainuku Forest No dogs – Kiwi Zone.

Contact

For further information contact the Tauranga Office.


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Contacts

Rotorua Office
Phone:      +64 7 349 7400
Email:   rotorua@doc.govt.nz
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Tauranga Office
Phone:      +64 7 578 7677
Email:   taurangainfo@doc.govt.nz
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