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Update on Kauaeranga Valley campgrounds and Pinnacles Walk

15 February 2018

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has closed Kauaeranga Valley Road, tracks, campsites and the Pinnacles Hut until 30 March 2018 (Easter Friday).

Photo: Located approximately 20minutes out of Thames you will find Kauaeranga Visitor Centre on Kauaeranga Valley Road.

Photo: Located approximately 20minutes out of Thames you will find Kauaeranga Visitor Centre on Kauaeranga Valley Road.

Crosbie's HutThe valley is closed so DOC can complete the second stage of storm damage repairs which includes the installment of a new bridge where the Wainora ford was, replacement of the Webb Creek track bridge, river rehabilitation work and further road repairs.

DOC's Kauaeranga Visitor Centre, Kahikatea Model Dam walk, Shag Stream and Kahikatea Camps will remain open during this time.

Crosbie's Hut (pictured above) is also still open and can be accessed from the Karaka or Waiotahi tracks from Thames, as well as the Te Puru and Waiomu tracks.

For more information click here, email kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz or phone 07 867 9080.

View from Crosbie's Hut

Photo: View from Crosbie's Hut