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.

Scarface Mountain Bike Tracks

The track is based on historic sled trails used from the 1860s to transport ore to gold stamper batteries that were once operated by hundreds in the hills.


The main loop track is grade 3, and although short at 1.8km, it has grade 4 and 5 bypasses (generally over 100m in length but one 500m Downhill section) and can be ridden in circuits. The first half of the track has long flowing straights; the second half is a variety of berms and is more technical.

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