Current trail conditions

UPDATED 12 August 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. A short section at Tirohanga, 5km from Opotiki, may have some sand on it. 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 Pakihi Track is open.

DOC has re-cut the track across the slip that came down in June, however this has partially re-slipped. You need to scramble up the bank a bit. It is not particularly difficult but you need to lift the bike. Take care. If there is more rain, more debris may come down.

On the Pakihi, you always need to walk some short sections. Always, if in doubt, walk.

The lower track has a couple of small slips and a fair amount of rock debris. Be super cautious of the rocks on the track, if in doubt walk short sections. No windfalls on the track.

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. 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 been maintained recently by volunteers. The track is slippery so ride with caution. Te Waiti track is not currently suitable for cycling.

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