Rockfall forces council to close Mauao track
The Waikorire track on Mauao will temporarily close from today to protect the safety of visitors.
Rocks have fallen down the mountain onto the track today.
“While this isn’t a large slip, rockfall still poses a danger to visitors so we’re closing the Waikorire track to investigate,” says Tauranga City Council's parks and recreation manager, Mark Smith.
Over the next couple of days, contractors will assess the area and conduct scaling work.
“Any remaining unstable rock will be rolled down the mountain in a controlled environment.”
It's expected the work will be complete and the track reopened by Friday, 15 June.
The Waikorire track is the short, steep route up to Mauao’s summit. The summit will still be accessible via the Oruahine and 4WD tracks, and base track remains open.