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Latest update: 3.20pm, Thursday 18 May 2023.

Closures and reduced services in west Auckland

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Visit the Auckland Transport website for the latest updates on the progress of repair work and road closures.

Status of our facilities during the emergency
Facility details Date from Status
Waitākere Ranges Regional Park - Accommodation
Date from
15 May
The following sites are closed following the cyclone:
  • Arataki Visitor Centre CSC.
  • Log race CSC.
  • Maccreadies paddock.

These sites are accessible only via walking along Whatipu Beach:

  • Pararaha Valley campground.
  • Tunnel point campground.
​Waitākere Ranges Communities including regional park areas ​15 May
Public access to Karekare is currently restricted. Access to Karekare, Te Henga Bethells Beach, and Muriwai are compromised. Please stay away. Do not add additional pressure to these communities by trying to visit them at this time.
Sightseeing is discouraged especially in resident-only access areas. This puts already vulnerable roads under stress and causes safety risks. Access is only for those who live in these areas.
​Waitākere Ranges Regional Park  Piha ​15 May ​Tracks update:
Unfortunately, most of our walking tracks around Piha, including the popular Mercer Bay Loop, Tasman Lookout, Lion Rock, Laird Thomson and Kitekite Falls tracks, and Marawhara Walk, sustained significant damage and remain closed.                            
Arataki Visitor Centre
Date from
15 May
Kaukapakapa War Memorial Hall
Date from
7 March
Muriwai Regional Park
Date from
16 February
Park is closed due to power and asset damage.
Access to Muriwai Beach at Coast Rd is closed, Muriwai road access restrictions in place to reduce the vehicle traffic and impact on the community.
​Te Whau Park
Date from
28 January
Reduced service walkway closed due to slip​.

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