Forest news - 2019
This is blocking Maymorn Road between the Maymorn gate and Maymorn Ridge track in Tunnel Gully. Alternative access to the Rail Trail is through the Tunnel Gully main entrance at the end of Plateau Road, Station Drive off Kaitoke Loop Road or the carpark access by the Go Kart Track on the Incline Road.
Contractors are clearing the slip, please obey all signage.
Toilet construction in Tunnel Gully
A new flush toilet is being put in Pakuratahi Forest around the upper area of Tunnel Gully. The work to install this will begin on the 27 of May and the area will be fenced off for health and safety reasons for two to three weeks. There will still be plenty of park open for you to enjoy and you can look forward to a new toilet coming soon!
The 48 hectare section of Pakuratahi Forest between Maymorn and Tunnel Gully is now finished being harvested. This means that access is open again for our visitors. All detour signs have been removed from the site and traffic is free to pass through again.
A section of Pakuratahi Forest at the Colletts Road entrance in Mangaroa, Upper Hutt, will be harvested starting December 2018. Preparations for this operation will start 3 December 2018 at which point access to the forest will not be permitted.
7 January 2019 is officially when harvesting is due to begin, and it is expected this 180 hectare area will be completed in early December 2020, if all goes to schedule.
We will be very open with progress and provide updates via social media and this page. Updates will include new maps being printed and displayed at the entrance on Colletts Road to show where current harvesting is taking place.