> Pakihi Track OPEN.
> Dunes Trail OPEN.
> Motu Road OPEN.
> Rere Falls Trail OPEN.
DUNES TRAIL OPEN >
The Dunes Trail is open. The 600m section across the beach has sand on it. Care is required and you may well need to walk some of this.
There is rutting on some sections of the eastern end of trail. Take care.
The 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 >
As a result of heavy recent rainfall, the Pakihi has a fair amount of on-track rock debris on the lower half of the track. There are also several small slips and windfalls. It's in a reasonably technical condition, so you should have reasonable skills, ride slow and take care.
We love it when people help us by removing rocks from the track!
There is a small scale log harvest from the Pakihi Road, which you use after riding the Pakihi Track. There are 1-2 logging trucks per weekday. Trucks will be piloted on the way out as far as the intersection of Pakihi/Te Waiti roads. There are clear signs. If you have concerns you can contact Ross Green of Forest Link at 021 875 170 or 07 322 2334 or [email@example.com]
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 [firstname.lastname@example.org] with a description, location, and your contact details. Thank you.
MOTU ROAD OPEN >
Motu Road has only just reopened after slips (11 Aug) so expect some rock debris.
For driving, the Motu Road is advised as for 4WD vehicles only, though it is currently in good condition.
There is logging taking place from Whitikau valley, about 18km from Motu settlement (near the top entrance of the Pakihi Track). You may encounter logging or roadwork trucks on the Motu end of the Motu Road, on weekdays and Saturday mornings. Truck drivers have been briefed on cyclists.
When riding, remember the Motu Road does have the occasional vehicle, so take care at all times. 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 OPEN WITH CAUTION >
A lot of debris and some windfalls on the track.