Temporary closure of Esplanade walking track

19 Jan 2024, 11:48 AM

A section of the walking track along the Esplanade in Te Kūiti will be closed for two months while construction is taking place.

Waitomo District Council contractors recently started work on creating a new walking track and upgrading the existing track that follows Mangaokewa Stream through Te Kūiti.

The track will link up and form part of the Te Araroa Trail which enters through Brook Park and will follow the river from Te Kumi Road through to the existing river track and continue from Ahoroa Ford onto Waitete Road, and along the river to Mangaokewa Reserve.

Council’s walkway project is being financed by Central Government's Three Waters Better Off Funding and the Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF), which also includes provision for operational expenses to lessen the ongoing financial impact of ratepayers.