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Track Closures – Rob Roy and Diamond Lake Tracks (Wanaka)

he Department of Conservation regrets to advise that the Rob Roy Track in the West Matukituki Valley (Mt Aspiring National Park) is still temporarily closed for public use.

The Department is in the process of preliminary re-routing the Rob Roy Track through an undercut track section that sits on the stepped area below the lower lookout. At this stage we are unable to provide a completion date however it is anticipated that is will not occur until the New Year.

 

We acknowledge that the closure of this track will be a significant inconvenience at what is a very busy time of year.  Every effort has been made to avoid the need to close the track, but unfortunately the re-routing of the track has proved to be the only option available.  The unfortunate reality is that your guided trips will need to use alternative track options.

 

The Diamond Lake Track (Rocky Hill summit) also remains closed due to the ongoing risk of rockfall.  A geotechnical assessment has been completed, with planning now underway to stabilize the area above the track, prior to a new track being constructed. It is anticipated that this work will be completed by mid-November.

 

In addition, the new Blue Pools walking track is being formed from the existing track to a new carpark opposite the Cameron Flat campsite on SH6 – Haast Pass Highway. Both the new track and carpark are scheduled to be open by late November 2019.  The current carparking on SH6 will then be disestablished.

 

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience to your customers, and yourselves.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Mt Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre in Wanaka. Email mtaspiringvc@doc.govt.nz .  Also note that updates on track closures will be posted on our website.

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