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.

2020 Waitomo District Christmas Parade

Friday 27 November 2020 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm

What's happening at the parade:

  • Santa will be at the Railway Building (by the Sir Colin Meads statue) before and after the parade.  Photos are available for purchase. Click here for all the details

  • 6pm - the parade begins

  • After the parade: head down with the kids to the grass area by the town clock where they can enjoy the 'Have a Go Giant Bubbles Station' which will run straight after the parade for 30 minutes. 
  • Rora St, Sheridan St and King St East will be closed to traffic and parking from 4.30pm to 8pm on the day of the parade.

  • PLEASE Remember: If you are feeling unwell please stay at home.  When you arrive at the event please scan our QR code and make use of the sanitising stations.


This year's theme is 'Christmas Morning'