DOC has advised the dates for the closure of six tracks in the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park as part of their kauri protection programme.

They will erect signage at track ends then “disestablish” the tracks.

Further information on the closures and kauri dieback is available on their website.

The closure dates are:

Te Rereatukahia Hut Track (partial closure)    15-Nov-18

Wairoa Stream Track       20-Nov-18

Mangakino Stream Track    22-Nov-18

Cashmore Clearing Track    23-Nov-18

Bluff Stream Kauri Track    26-Nov-18

Bluff Stream Kauri Track to Waitengaue Hut    28-Nov-18

So no more gazing in awe at the Bluff Stream kauris (photo), at least for the forseeable future.