Introduction

All of the tracks, campgrounds and huts in the Kauaeranga Valley are closed until further notice.

Date:  10 March 2017

The Kauaeranga Valley and adjoining catchments have experienced heavy levels of rainfall in the last four days. Over 500 mm of rain has fallen at the Pinnacles Hut in the last 72 hours with up to 200 mm more expected until Sunday.

The Kauaeranga Valley Road and Kauaeranga Kauri Trail track have been extensively damaged. Damage to other tracks and structures in the Valley and across public conservation land in the Coromandel is currently unknown.

For reasons of public safety while we assess damage and begin remedial work, all of the tracks, campgrounds and huts in the Kauaeranga Valley and the Kauaeranga Valley Road from the Visitor Centre onwards are closed until further notice.

If you are planning to use any other tracks in the area, extreme caution is advised as they may have been affected by the extreme weather. This may include unstable track surfaces, slips, windfalls, etc.

All hut and campsite bookings can be refunded

For further information or if you need a refund for a booking, contact the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre which will remain open during this time.

Contacts

Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Email:   kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540
 
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