Regional parks notices

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Lake Tekapo/Takapō Regional Park - pest pine removal

Friday 2 June

We will begin removing pest pines from Stage 1 of Lake Tekapo/Takapō Regional Park on about Tuesday, 6 May. Stage 1 is a 33-hectare area in the centre of the park. The work will last for approximately three months, weather permitting. 

Sections of forestry roads, walking tracks and biking tracks will be closed during the harvest, but detours will be in place. All other areas of the park will remain open.
Be aware of increased vehicle and machinery activity in parts of the park. Follow all detour signs and crew instructions.

For more information about the harvest and replanting of Lake Tekapo/Takapō Regional Park, visit

McLeans Island harvest and replanting - starting April 2023

Wednesday 19 April
We have started Stage 1 of harvesting and replanting in McLeans Island. This stage is expected to take a few weeks, with harvesting crews working on weekdays only.
Please stay clear of the harvest area and be aware of increased machine and truck activity in the park.
Walking and mountain bike tracks are open, but access to some stop banks will be restricted to workers only.
Please check Environment Canterbury Regional Parks for regular updates.

Harvesting will be done in four stages and continue for approximately four months, weather permitting.