After a very wet winter, a lot of our tracks still have damage. This includes slips, washouts, missing bridges and fallen branches.
Our staff are working hard to fix them, but it’s a huge job, especially repairing storm damage in the top of the South Island.
We know it is frustrating when it takes a long time to fix a track. Please be patient – we’re doing the best we can. It only takes minutes for a flooded river to wash away a bridge or for a section of track to collapse, but rebuilding in the backcountry can take many months.
When you’re planning a tramp or heading out for a walk, it’s essential to check our website for any alerts for that track or facility. Even if the weather has been good recently, the track might still have damage from extreme weather events earlier in the year. The local Visitor Centre can also provide up-to-date information on track conditions.
For more information about the current alerts, visit us here: https://bit.ly/2URz3jb