Bush track

Trail Status

The table below is based on current available information resulting from trail inspections and user feedback. Conditions can and do change without notice. Prepare accordingly. Help complement our trail inspections and maintain current trail information by reporting observations on our contact page. (Updated March 21st 2017).

Section Status for Trampers Status for Mountain Bikers Advisory/Caution
Lyell Campground to Lyell Saddle Hut OPEN OPEN 'Big Slips' at 11.5km – 12km require bike dismount and walk.
Lyell Saddle Hut to Ghost Lake Hut OPEN OPEN 800m long narrow section of trail (Grade 4-5 mountain biking) at 26km mark. Trail maintenance occurring between 27km and 29km – heed signage and proceed when safe to do so. 
Ghost Lake Hut to Stern Valley Hut OPEN OPEN 30km to 34km narrow and technical hand-built trail (grade 4-5 mountain biking). Skyline Steps at 34km require bike carry.
Stern Valley Hut to Goat Creek Hut OPEN OPEN Minor boggy sections in upper Goat Creek at around 55km mark.
Goat Creek Hut to Mokihinui Forks Hut OPEN OPEN
Mokihinui Forks Hut to Specimen Point Hut OPEN OPEN
Specimen Point Hut to northern end carpark OPEN OPEN Mokihinui Gorge 'Narrows' between 70km – 71km. Bike dismount and walk.