Temporary detour. (Point 0.9 Page 39)
The Hydro Electric Corporation will be undertaking works to the flume (1.9 to 8.9, page 39) during the period 4th February to 18th April and heavy machinery will be used. The area should be avoided. Trail uses should turn left at point 0.9 and follow the Poatina Highway for 6km and turn right towards Miena. The Trail will be rejoined after 5km where Todds Corner Road enters from the right. This is point 12.3 on page 40 of the guidebook.
Fire - Lake Furgus, Central Plateau
The Fire Service has now issued a warning to all recreators in the vicinity of Pine Tier to leave the area. As a result Trail users moving south along the Trail should not proceed past Miena and those travelling north should stay at Bronte Park. Alternatively, the route should in blue on the map to the right (or below on phones) could be taken.
15.1.19 10.00 pm
There are number of fires going that could impact on the Trail. Until more information is known the following actions should be taken by users at present on the Trail.
Fire - Lake Fergus, west of Miena
Users should not enter the bush at point 13.2 on page 41 of the guidebook but remain on the Marlborough Main Road all the way to Bronte Park.
Fire - Judbury
Users heading south should not leave New Norfolk; those heading north should not leave Judbury.
Fire - Bermuda Road. South of Judbury
Fire, Derwent Valley
The major fire to the west of the Derwent Valley is still ‘going’ but it does not a threat to the Trail.
The culvert at point 31.7, page 60, has been serverely damaged by floodwaters. Access is possible but users, particularly horse riders, should take care.
The Trail between Latrobe and Railton has been closed due to a dispute with a land owner. Users should take the Railton Road as shown in Map 2 in the guidebook.This matter may take some time to resolve as it may involve legal action.