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.

Foothpath Closed

21 Apr 2021, 1:30 PM

The footpath along Esplanade from the Cenotaph to Sheridan Street Bridge has been closed in the interests of protecting public safety. The deteriorating retaining wall has been on Council's radar for some time, and previously a number of trees were cut down to prevent further deterioration of the wall. Due to ongoing rocks from the wall falling on the footpath, and poor drainage leading to a slippery footpath surface, the decision has been made to close this footpath until a new wall and footpath can be constructed.