Due to logging operations, public access to Puketiro Forest in Akatarawa Forest via the Dude Ranch gate at the end of Bulls Run Road is closed until further notice. There is still public access via Cooks Gate into Puketiro Forest for after hour access (after 5pm). Please obey all signage on site.
We apologise for the inconvenience, for more information please contact the Forest Ranger on 0274788106.
Our park maintenance team will be working today to drain the Birchville reservoir. This is part of scheduled dam maintenance and will take a day to complete. The reservoir will fill up naturally again and will take about a week or so to refill depending on rain fall. This should be completed by Wednesday, 25th September and the dam will be left to refill naturally. Please keep out of the reservoir behind the dam because of the deep mud.