On January 23, 2019 a significant slip occurred at Cape Kidnappers and the area has continued to be very volatile.
After receiving a risk analysis of the cliffs at Cape Kidnappers/Te Kauae-a-Māui, the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Hastings District Council (HDC) say people will be able to access the DOC track at the end of the beach later in the year – but warn that the risks are high.
Explore the 3D drone imagery that has been captured from the button below.
See below before and after photos following a second slip on February 2. Click images to enlarge.
As part of the Quantitative Risk Analysis being undertaken at Cape Kidnappers, this drone footage gives a detailed overview of 9.5km of the coastline, footage that will help determine the risks associated with the cliffs.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Hastings District Council (HDC) say visitor risk management work at Cape K...
2 October 2020
After receiving a risk analysis of the cliffs at Cape Kidnappers/Te Kauae-a-Māui, the Department of Conservation (...
15 July 2020
The Clifton Beach access to Cape Kidnappers has been closed today after another large slip was reported along the b...
1 May 2020
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12 February 2020
The 1.5 km DOC-managed track, which forms part of the 9 km Cape Kidnappers walking track, will remain closed while ...
23 January 2020
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