Two-day closure for Mount base track

Part of the Mount base track will be closed next week. Supplied photo.

A large section of Mauao's base track will be closed on March 28-29, from 8am to 5.30pm both days, for maintenance.

Some of the work is weather dependent, so further closures are possible through to the end of next week.

However, visitors will still be able to use the base track outside of work hours.

Parks and recreation manager Mark Smith says the maintenance work next week includes weed control and track upkeep.

“Both of these are essential for making sure the base track remains a safe and enjoyable walkway. The work involves the use of machinery and vehicles on the narrow track, so for the safety of the public it's not possible to provide access at the same time.”

Signs, barriers and guards will be in place for the duration of the closure. It will not impact on access to the 4WD track, Oruahine track or Waikorire tracks to the summit.



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