29 May 2017: Re-route on Manawatu Gorge Track (eastern end)
A section of the Manawatu Gorge Track traversing Te Apiti Manawatu Gorge has recently been re-routed around a large slip towards the eastern end. The re-route has added approximately 1 km to the length of the track, climbing up and around the active slip site. This should add about half an hour to your usual walking time.
There may be some movement and slumping of earth on the new track as it settles. This is normal; we will be undertaking regular monitoring and remedial workover the next few months to manage this.
The full 11 km Manawatu Gorge Track is currently open and safe to walk.
Take care when walking the new section and report any significant damage to DOC’s Palmerston North office (email email@example.com or phone +64 6 350 9700).