Port Hills Track Closures

Postby Melissa_Theuriau on Mon 20th Feb 10:27am

With the news that many of the Port Hills track (not to mention the Christchurch Adventure Park) will remain shut for weeks, whilst firefighters continue to mitigate the risek of a flare up. Now is a good time to detail exactly what is out of bounds.

WHICH TRACKS HAVE BEEN CLOSED?

Nine main Port Hills tracks have been closed until further notice:

- Rapaki
- Mt Vernon
- Huntsbury
- Victoria Park (all tracks)
- Bowenvale
- Shalamar Drive
- Worsleys Road
- Hoon Hay Valley Road
- Kennedys Bush Track
- Early Valley Road

Civil Defence has asked people to refrain from recreational activity in the restricted area. A total fire ban for Christchurch is still in place.

Click on the restricted area link to see an Interactive map
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Re: Port Hills Track Closures

Postby AgrAde on Mon 20th Feb 1:08pm

Crap, rapaki? :huh:
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Re: Port Hills Track Closures

Postby DogsBollocks on Mon 20th Feb 1:45pm

Looks like Capt Tomsarse is gonna get a pounding over the next few weeks. There was a quite few over that direction yesterday arvo.
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Re: Port Hills Track Closures

Postby AgrAde on Mon 20th Feb 2:08pm

According to the council website, the rangers consider rapaki to be open:

https://ccc.govt.nz/rec-and-sport/cycli ... rackstatus
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Re: Port Hills Track Closures

Postby swtchbckr on Mon 20th Feb 2:09pm

AgrAde wrote:Crap, rapaki? :huh:

Nearly... I've always called it Crapaki...
Seems a bit overkill tho, considering you can turn left at the top!
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Re: Port Hills Track Closures

Postby AgrAde on Mon 20th Feb 2:19pm

Yeah, as shit as that 4wd track is it's a good gateway to the hills.

I like what the rangers have done on that webpage - "Civil Defence is recommending no recreational activities take place within the yellow line"

Followed by leaving rapaki open and even suggesting that riding up rapaki and turning left is all good :D
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Re: Port Hills Track Closures

Postby DogsBollocks on Mon 20th Feb 6:13pm

Mrs and mates went up huntsbury on Saturday and they go turned back at the road end. Army boys on duty said they got in the shit as previous peps had assured them they would turn left at the top but were later found in Vic park so they closed up.
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Re: Port Hills Track Closures

Postby AgrAde on Mon 20th Feb 7:13pm

They updated the page and closed rapaki :cry:
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