Seasonal restriction

Affected: Hikurangi Maunga - Te Ara ki Hikurangi,

Public access to Mount Hikurangi is closed from 12 noon on 31 December to 12 noon on 1 January each year for the Hikurangi Maunga Dawn Event.

The track from the Pakihiroa Station carpark to the hut will be closed every October for lambing. 

Last updated: Mar 7, 2024, 2:17 PM

Seasonal restrictions

Affected: Cooks Cove Walkway, Tolaga Bay, Mapiri Track, to Maraetaha River and Mapiri Beach, Te Aratia Walkway, Te Kuri Farm Walkway,

Seasonal restrictions - the closure period for the lambing season varies with the DoC Walkways (Cooks Cove, Te Kuri Farm, Anaura Bay, and Otoko) being closed each year from 1 August until the start of Labour Weekend (late October), while Te Aratia Walkway and Mapiri Walkway are closed from July and reopen late September.

Last updated: Mar 3, 2024, 1:42 PM

Trail closed

Affected: Barkers Hill - Hospital Hill Circuit, Elizabeth Williams Walkway, Tūranga Gardens ,

Tūranga Gardens, enclosing the Elizabeth Williams Walkway, is currently closed. Two slips have exposed some old asbestos waste from the demolition of Cook Hospital and GDC has closed the reserve because of this safety concern. 

Last updated: Jan 2, 2024, 11:58 AM

Trail condition

Affected: Gisborne City / Tūranga Heritage Trail,

At the initial part of this trail, there is a walk up to Te Maro sculpture. Walkers need to come back the same way, as the access on the northern side is closed due to slumping. They can then restart the trail going up the concrete path towards the rivers.

Last updated: Dec 18, 2023, 9:04 AM

Road condition

Affected: Titirangi Cycle and Walkway (Queen's Drive-Titirangi Drive),

Riders need to be cautious with their speed going downhill towards Endcliffe Road due to the current state of the road including existing judder bars. Be aware of walkers coming up the hill on the blind corners. 
A section of the hill has slumped about a third of the way down. The road is now at a lower level as you ride through the slump, with gravel at the start of the slump. This would be dangerous at high speed. 
The road surface is damaged in various places on the downhill. A large pothole exists on the final descent corner in Endcliffe Road.  
Last updated: Dec 18, 2023, 9:04 AM