|Please note that Te Mata Peak Road is CLOSED to all traffic, apart from local residents. This means NO driving access whatsoever to Te Mata Park.|
This directive has come from Police and Civil Defence Emergency Management. The authorities and the Park Trust are concerned about people congregating at the Main Gates.
Tauroa Road end continues to be closed to all park users.
You may still use the Park if you can walk, run or bike from your home to the trails. You MUST strictly follow all guidelines. Please also keep your dogs on a lead at all times.
We strongly recommend you stay home and stay within your ‘bubble’.
Te Mata Park access is consistent with current HDC Parks and Reserves policy during this lockdown period.
Please note that recommendations are changing daily. We are liaising with HDC, Civil Defence and the Police as the situation develops.
Thank you for your cooperation.
If you do go to the Park, you MUST adhere to the following:
* maintain at least a 2 metre distance from others at all times
* ride or walk within your isolation groups ONLY. No large groups and no congregating.
* on walking loop trails, please travel in a CLOCKWISE
direction only. This will reduce the probability of crossing paths with other park users.
* do NOT take any risks on technical trails.
* where possible please refrain from touching fences, barriers, signage – any type of infrastructure. Taking young children to the Park, who do not understand the rules, is not advisable.
Please note that the toilets are closed and the water fountains are turned off. Rubbish collection will be at a minimum, so please take any rubbish with you.
The forestry work has ceased operations until further notice. It is absolutely imperative that park users do not access neighbouring properties from the harvested sites. Please keep out of the felling areas at all times.
For government advice on COVID-19: https://covid19.govt.nz/how-were-uniting/
-The Te Mata Park Trust Board