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List of Waitakere Ranges tracks considered safe

PRESS RELEASE – 21 June 2018

Te Kawerau a Maki would like to clarify and confirm the list of tracks within and surrounding the Waitakere Ranges forested area (the Waitakere Rahui) that are currently* considered safe to use and for which controlled public access has been authorised by Te Kawerau a Maki within the rahui area. We ask the public to please respect the rahui and stay out of all forested areas and forest tracks not included on the list below. This includes forested local parks and DOC land. We are actively seeking the Government and Council to work with us and the community as a matter of urgency on developing a Waitakere Plan and strategy to ensure the kauri forest is protected for future generations, while providing rationalised, kauri-safe, and long-term solutions for public access to enjoy this taonga.

We wish to sincerely thank the public for your continued support and patience in helping us help the Waitakere forest.

*All forested tracks are subject to monthly and storm-event auditing to ensure track standards do not deteriorate to unsafe levels which will result in immediate closure.

Forest Tracks
Lookout Track (Arataki Visitor Centre)
Nature Trail (Upper Loop and Plant ID)
Beveridge Track
Orpheus Graves Track
Parker Track
Marawhara Walk
Service Roads
Huia Dam Road (to dam only) (Watercare)
Pipeline Road & part of Pipeline Track (Watercare)
Upper Nihotupu Dam Road (Watercare) and Upper Nihotupu Walk
Waitakere Dam Walk
Exhibition Drive Walk (Watercare)
Non-Forested Tracks
Anawhata Beach Track
Cave Rock Track
Laird Thompson Track
Lion Rock Track
Long Road Track (partial - from road end to where paddock meets forest)
McLachlan Monument Track
Rose Track
Signal House Track
Spraggs Monument Track
Tasman Lookout Track
Te Henga Walkway (DOC)
Kakamatua Beach Walk (requires a short section of track upgrade but otherwise a beach access walk)
Lake Wainamu Track (eastern side)
Mercer Bay Loop Track
Additional Non-Forested Tracks
Huia lookout track
Tracks at Hinge Bay beach
Track to Whatipu beach
Whatipu caves track
Track to bench seat at Pukehuhu only (do not continue along Omanawanui track)
Whatipu coastal walk
Pohutakawa glade walk
Track down stream to beach
Tunnel point track
Track to beach from carpark

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