Trail Closures


If you have ridden the Coppermine Trail recently you will have noticed the improvements to the downhill section between Coppermine Saddle and Maitai South Branch. Work is ongoing and expected to be complete before the end of the year.

To complete this work, this section of trail will be closed during working hours (9am to 5:30pm) from Monday 18th November to Friday 20th December due to the presence of naturally occurring asbestos in the Serpentine rock found in this area. Experts have advised that this is not a health risk once the work is completed however precautions must be taken to protect workers and the public while dust is being generated from crushing this rock.
The Coppermine Trail will remain open from Brook Street to the Coppermine Saddle and the full loop will be open during the weekend. Walkers can also still access the Maitai Caves from Maitai Valley Road.



A short section of Tasman’s Great Taste Trail in Norris Gully will be closed from 11th November for up to three weeks for forestry operations.

There will be a detour onto the road for a short section where there will be traffic management in place during logging, so please follow instructions of signs and workers.  The closed section is approximately 1km long between Norris Gully Reserve and North Road.


A short section of the Great Taste Trail between Riwaka and Kaiteriteri will be closed tomorrow - 22 November.

There will be a short detour onto the road where there will be traffic management in place. Please take care and follow the instructions of workers and signs during this time.


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