Current trail conditions

UPDATED 26 March 2018

TRAIL CAUTIONS Also REPORTED ON [OUR FACEBOOK PAGE]

> Dunes Trail OPEN

> Pakihi Track OPEN

> Motu Road OPEN

> Rere Falls Trail OPEN

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DUNES TRAIL OPEN >

The Dunes Trail is in good condition. There is a short section at Tirohanga, 5km from Opotiki, where the trail has washed out, and the wood decking has some sand on it. You may need to walk this. Take care if riding.

At Tirohanga, the Dunes Trail crosses an area of cultural and environmental significance. Please do not use unmarked tracks in the dunes. Your respect is appreciated.

The trail is not affected by seawater unless there's a storm, but if you want to see tide times, please refer to the [MetService Tide Table].

At some entrances to the linking Otara Stopbank Trail, concrete blocks have been put up to barrier motorbike access to the trail, you may need to dismount.

PAKIHI TRACK OPEN >

The top half of the track is in good condition. The lower half (Opotiki end) has some storm damage, but nothing too difficult. You need to walk some short sections. Always, if in doubt, walk: the track is uncompromising of mistakes.

We love it when people help us by removing rocks from the track! Please do so!

The Pakihi Track is back country. Especially in very wet or very dry months, you may come across fresh windfalls and debris/rock falls. Especially if riding alone, a personal locator beacon (PLB) is highly recommended [hire from Opotiki i-SITE].

If you come across a significant new slip, please report it to [info@motutrails.co.nz] with a description, location, and your contact details. Thank you.

 

MOTU ROAD OPEN >

For driving any part of the road, the Motu Road is advised as for 4WD vehicles only.

The logging taking place from Whitikau valley is halted at the moment. Until further notice, you are now unlikely to encounter logging trucks at the southern end.

When riding or driving, remember the Motu Road does have the occasional vehicle, so take care at all times. Keep speed low. Most importantly, going downhill, stay left on blind corners. Share the road with care.

RERE FALLS TRAIL OPEN >

No issues have been reported on Rere Falls Trail. If riding from the Motu Road (Matawai) take care on the 7km highway section to Te Wera Road.

WHAKAUMU TRACK AND TE WAITI TRACK CAUTIONS >

Whakaumu has a significant slip, which may not be easy to pass. It has not been ssessed so use caution. Te Waiti track is not currently suitable for cycling.

/ENDS.