WALKING TRACK ALERTS AND NOTICES

15 September 2017: Update of Gorge walking tracks

Although SH3 through the Manawatu Gorge is closed, all of the walking tracks in Te Apiti - Manawatu Gorge are currently open. There are a number of walking tracks here, which can be accessed from either end as usual.

Access to the Big Slip Lookout at the western end remains closed.

 

13 JULY 2017: Manawatu Gorge track temporarily closed due to severe weather event

Due to the significant weather event on Thursday 13 July, the Department of Conservation has temporarily closed access to all walking and cycling tracks in Te Apiti Manawatu Gorge.

The weather system currently over central New Zealand is bringing high winds, heavy rain, and snow falling to low levels in the area. There is increased risk to track users as a result of these conditions (e.g. falling trees and branches, slips and rock falls, flash flooding, etc).  Manawatu Gorge walking tracks are temporarily closed until further notice. Signage and temporary barriers are in place. The situation will be reviewed daily. Manawatu Gorge track temporarily closed due to severe weather event

 

13 July 2017: Walking tracks in the Manawatu Gorge are open and can be accessed from either end as normal.

Although SH3 through the Manawatu Gorge is closed, the walking tracks in Te Apiti Manawatu Gorge are currently open. There are a number of walking tracks here, which can be accessed from either end as usual.

Access to the Big Slip Lookout at the western end remains closed.