DOC to build new fa­cil­ity at Camp Kaitoke

Upper Hutt Leader - - NEWS -

One of the most pop­u­lar en­trances to the Tararua For­est Park is about to get a ma­jor up­grade.

There are cur­rently two en­trance points to the park at Kaitoke – one at the end of Marchant Rd and the other in Camp Kaitoke.

Cars in the Marchant car park have been sub­jected to van­dal­ism and the area is also used to dump rub­bish.

Last week the Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion an­nounced it plans to close the Marchant car park and build a new fa­cil­ity near the en­trance to Camp Kaitoke.

The new car park will be on the left hand side of Kiwi Ranch Rd and will have a toi­let, in­for­ma­tion pan­els and a track con­nect­ing it to the Puffer Sad­dle, Smiths Creek and Marchant Ridge tracks. The work is due to be com­pleted in April.

Kaitoke is used as a start­ing/fin­ish­ing point for the South­ern Cross­ing, from Kaitoke to Otaki, as well as an ac­cess point to the Tauherenikau Val­ley.

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