We were asked by DOC to remove it from our website as it was out of date and causing confusion. That alternative access is NOT available now because of land ownership changes.
DOC is currently negotiating a new temporary walking access but until that is completed there is no public access to Otaki Forks. The road is likely to be closed for some time (12 months?) so hopefully walking access will be availale soon.
The start of the new temporary track is different from 2016. A guide to the track has been prepared by the good people at the NZ Tramping Calendar 2021 available for $20 cash at Bivouac Outdoor, Mercer Street, Wellington, hurry while stocks last, terms and conditions don’t apply.