Motakiora/Brook Park top section closed until further notice
For health and safety reasons, Waitomo District Council has closed the top section of Motakiora/ Brook Park for ALL recreational use until further notice.
As a result of the weekend’s heavy rainfall event, a section of track to the summit is hazardous and a large slip has taken out part of the mountain bike track, which is also popular with walkers.
There is risk of further multiple slips and damage if the rain continues.
The rotunda and toilet is still accessible, however we urge residents and users to exercise caution if entering this area.
Signage advising of the closure will be erected onsite soon. Please do not venture into the red zone.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

The Great New Zealand Muster cancelled for 2022

13 Jan 2022, 1:40 PM

Waitomo District Council has made the difficult decision to cancel The Great New Zealand Muster for 2022, due to being unable to meet several of the health and safety measures under the new COVID-19 Protection Framework.

Manager Community Development Clowdy Ngatai said the decision was disheartening to make, but it came down to having no other option in the current climate.

“We realise this is disappointing for many, but we hold out hope that we will be able to have The Great New Zealand Muster again in 2023.”

Mayor John Robertson said these are extraordinary times.  

“Keeping our community as safe as possible in the face of COVID-19 has to be our top priority.  We will return to “normality” some time, but with the omicron variant hovering, holding events is just not possible in the next few months.”