Issued 28th Jan 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, some roads have been closed (with alternative routes to be taken).
Some local DOC campsites are closed, and Te Whatu Ora Waikato advises everyone to not use coastal beaches, lakes, rivers and streams until at least 48 hours following heavy rainfall due to potential bacterial contamination.
Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies.
Water from Stream at the Hotoritori Campsite in the Kauaeranga Valley. Please remember it is always recommended to boil water collected from streams.
Follow the Kauaeranga Valley Road from Thames for 14km to the visitor centre. Hotoriori is the first campground on the left, 3km north of the visitor centre.