25 Jan 2016

Tongariro Alpine Crossing flood damage cleaned up

1:28 pm on 25 January 2016

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing has been cleared of debris caused by rain, but walkers are being warned about some rough and uneven spots along the track.

Flood debris build-up on the Alpine Crossing in Tongariro National Park.

Flood debris built up on the Alpine Crossing in Tongariro National Park last week. Photo: SUPPLIED / DoC

Heavy rain in Tongariro National Park caused damage on both the Ketetahi and Mangatepopo sides of the crossing last week, leaving bridges covered with rocks and logs.

Department of Conservation conservation services manager Paul Carr said it had since been cleaned up.

Mr Carr said a diversion for the Ketetahi crossing was likely to stay in place until the end of the walking season in April.