Get the most out of your adventures by keeping an eye on the status of walks right here. If you spot any changes, whether they've opened up or closed down, feel free to send us a note so we can share it with fellow explorers. Things can change quickly, so we always check the Department of Conservation website before heading on adventures.
Te Waihou / Blue Springs Walkway is closing on 13 November 2023 for about one year due to rockfall and traffic management issues. (Last updated 3/11/2023)
Karangahake Windows Walk has reopened after it was closed due to rockfall risk.
Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk in Waitomo wasn't expected to open when I was researching the guidebook, so it didn't make it into the book. But since then, it has partially reopened. A must-do when visiting Waitomo! (Last updated 3/11/2023)
Opapaka Pā Walk has been closed due to a large slip. (Last updated 3/11/2023)
Te Otamanui Walkway is closed until further notice due to a washout near the Coombes Road entrance. (Last updated 3/11/2023)
+ BAY OF PLENTY
Tuahu Kauri Loop Track has been closed for kauri disease protection work. (Last updated 3/11/2023)
+ Papamoa HIlls now has a great wheelchair- and buggy-friendly short loop at the base of hill, and there has been extensive work upgrading the main path.
+ CENTRAL PLATEAU
Craters MTB Bike Park in Taupo has reopened after storm damage in early 2023 although some trails have changed. Check their website for trail updates. (Last updated 3/11/2023)
The road to Kiko Loop Track has been closed due to storm damage. There is currently no expected date for reopening. (Last updated 3/11/2023)
With the storms earlier in 2023, Auckland Council has temporarily closed some walks out west. They are updating their website with current closures. I'd recommend taking a quick look before heading outdoors, just in case the trail you visit is still being repaired.
Mokoroa Falls Track has been closed to manage the impact of kauri dieback. (Last updated 3/11/2023)