> Dunes Trail OPEN
> Pakihi Track CLOSED FRI 23, SEE BELOW
> Motu Road OPEN WITH CAUTION
> Rere Falls Trail OPEN
DUNES TRAIL OPEN >
The Dunes Trail is in good condition. There is a short section at Tirohanga, 5km from Opotiki, where the trail has washed out, and the wood decking has some sand on it. 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 CLOSED TILL 23 MARCH INCLUSIVE >
DOC is working on the track week of 19 March. Work will be finished by Friday. Please note, the track washout at Boulders remains the same. This means there is a bike carry of 30m down the riverbed, and a scramble off/on the track at each end. The downriver end of Boulders the bank is 2.5 metres-high ... which you need to get up. Some agility is needed. It is OK with two or more people but not easy to lift the bike if alone.
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 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 CAUTIONS >
Whakaumu has a significant slip, which may not be easy to pass. It has not been ssessed so use caution. Te Waiti track is not currently suitable for cycling.