Trail Status - Limited Access

Partial closure of Hūnua Traverse 

August 9, 2023

The Hūnua Ranges Regional Park will have a partial closure in place on Thursday, 10 August and Friday, 11 August 2023 

The Lower Mangatawhiri Valley will be strictly closed for 48hrs from Thursday, 10 August at 6.00 am to Saturday, 12 August at 6.00 am for operational purposes. 

Public access to Mangatangi Hill Road (aka ARA Drive) will not be permitted. This includes all roads and tracks in the Lower Mangatawhiri Valley, including horse riding and mountain biking trails. 

This impacts the Hūnua Traverse Southern Preview: 

– The Southern Preview will be closed along Mangatangi Hill Road (aka ARA Drive) between Upper Mangatawhiri Valley and Workman Road. 

Where can I ride?

– Waterline Road – access from Upper Mangatawhiri Valley (Moumoukai Road)

– The Hūnua Traverse Northern Preview also remains open with access via Moumoukai Hill Road (note, Otau Mountain Road should be avoided on weekdays due to logging operations). 

Please contact the Hunua Ranges Regional Park Duty Ranger on 09 301 0101 should you have any concerns.

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