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Track closures in the Waitākere Ranges

The forested areas of the Waitākere Ranges have been closed to manage the impact of kauri dieback.

​Track closures

The majority of the tracks in the Waitākere Ranges have been closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. 

There are some exceptions in the area that were opened under a Controlled Area Notice on 1 May 2018. 

Get a copy of the track closures

Track closures in parks

We have temporarily closed tracks in a number of reserves around the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area to protect healthy trees from kauri dieback.

This includes tracks in:

You can find a map of the closed tracks on the park's page.

Campground closures

A number of campgrounds in the Waitākere Ranges have also been closed:

  • Karamatura Valley Campground
  • Odlins 2 Campground
  • Opanuku Pipeline Campground
  • Whatipu Caves Campground
  • Pararaha Valley Campground.

All other campgrounds in the Waitākere Ranges remain open and are accepting bookings. However, this is currently under review and further closures are possible.

Waitākere Ranges rāhui

In December 2017, mana whenua Te Kawarau ā Maki placed a rāhui over Te Waonui-a-Tiriwa, the forested areas of the Waitākere Ranges.

The rāhui prohibits people from entering the area in order to preserve the environment until kauri dieback is under control.