Current trail conditions

UPDATED 12 Jan 2018

TRAIL CAUTIONS Also REPORTED ON [OUR FACEBOOK PAGE]

> Dunes Trail OPEN

> Pakihi Track OPEN  

> Motu Road OPEN

> Rere Falls Trail OPEN

DUNES TRAIL OPEN >

The Dunes Trail is overwhelmingly in very good condition. There is a short section at Tirohanga, 5km from Opotiki, where the trail has washed out. 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 Pakihi Track is in good condition.

A couple of places are signed to walk. Below the suspension bridge, there are a few places the track has been re-cut through small slips, so the track is narrow. An early-January storm caused some damage and there are a few places where the windfall trunks are still on the track. Always, if in doubt, walk those bits.

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, though it is currently in good condition.

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 OPEN WITH CAUTION >

A lot of debris and some windfalls on the track. Te Waiti track is not currently suitable for cycling.

/ENDS.