By Karen Ismay, DOC
Several of the Department of Conservation’s visitor sites in Coromandel’s Kauaeranga Valley will be closed this month for maintenance and repairs.
The Kauaeranga Valley is a popular visitor location, offering a selection of campsites, walking tracks and includes the large Pinnacles Hut.
Karen Ismay, DOC Senior Ranger Heritage and Visitors, says the work includes planned maintenance and repairs.
The Kauaeranga Valley campsites closed for the next few weeks are:
1.Trestle View, 2. Wainora, 3. Catley’s,4. Totara, 5. Boom’s Flat,
B Whangaiterenga, 7. Hotoritori, 8. Shag Stream (currently too boggy for camping).
The Pinnacles Hut will be unavailable. Several tracks beyond the Kauaeranga Valley Visitor Centre are also closed to the public.
The Kahikatea Campsite within the valley remains available.
“We appreciate these closures will inconvenience visitors, but we must get this work done to continue to offer great experiences for people coming to the valley,” says Karen Ismay.
Work will be completed by end of May with the closed assets available again in June.
Visitors planning to head to the Kauaeranga Valley are strongly urged to check the DOC website.
WE NEED YOUR HELP IN CARING FOR OUR COAST
In the successive storms we’ve had recently, sand dunes have done their job, acting as a sacrificial
barrier between the ocean and the land. We need volunteers to help with upcoming dune
planting days across the district:
Pāuanui two-day plantathon:
Friday 12 May and Saturday 13 May.
Opito Bay: Saturday 10 June.