We provide these tracks for you to enjoy with many crossing private property, including DCC Water Department and City Forests Limited land.
Flagstaff Possum Control
A TBfree possum control operation is happening in the Flagstaff area from 4 March 2019.
This covers over 2,130 hectares, including Swampy Ridge, Pineapple Track, Flagstaff and Nicols Falls. No 1080 will be used but due to the use of toxin, dog owners should keep their dogs on lead in the area until further notice. Find out more about the Flagstaff pest control operation.
- Keep to the marked tracks.
- Use gates or stiles, and leave gates as you find them.
- Respect restrictions on dogs, and keep them under control at all times. Please respect all stock and wildlife encountered - give animals a chance to get out of your way.
- Some tracks may be closed for the lambing season in September and October each year.
- No firearms.
- Give way to other track users.
- Park vehicles with care, respecting other road users.
- Remember all land is owned or administered by someone, please respect it.
- Tell us about any obstructions or hazards.
Toitū te whenua - Care for the land
- Keeping dogs under control.
- Respecting plants and animals.
- Removing all rubbish.
- Not lighting fires. Remember that discarded cigarettes can cause fires.
- Burying toilet waste in a shallow hole at least 50 metres from streams.
- Historic structures are unstable and unsafe. Please respect these structures and do not remove or damage anything.
- Choose a circuit that suits your level of fitness, experience and the time available. Monitor your progress. Only attempt to use these tracks if you have suitable clothing and footwear.
- Please do not attempt to cross streams when water is discoloured.
- Beware of slippery rocks and track surfaces.
- Let someone know where you are going, what you intend to do, when you will return, and when you have returned.
- It is best to explore with at least two other people, one of whom should be experienced in the bush.
- Cell phones often do not work in these areas.
- During periods of strong winds falling trees, branches and cones make these areas dangerous.
- Carry food and water for energy.