Wind and rain affects tracks
September winds and rain have affected tracks in the Manawatu. The second slip on the Oroua track is large but negotiable.
Two large slips have fallen on the Oroua track (to Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge and Iron Gates Hut). The first is about 100m past the stile at the park boundary. The second is on the next corner. There is a lot of mud and debris, so this part of the walk is a little rougher than normal, but still passable. You'll definitely get your boots dirty.
Several small, easily negotiated windfalls have been reported at the western end of the Manawatu Gorge track.