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.
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
New signage has been installed at the entrance to Clifton Beach to help reduce confusion as to when and where peopl...
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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