skip to main content

I want to...

Current filter:

Rubbish & Recycling Rubbish & Recycling


Cape Kidnappers landslide

On January 23, 2019 a significant slip occurred at Cape Kidnappers, resulting in the Hastings District Council closing beach access from Clifton in the interests of public safety. On this page the council will provide updates on any other slip activity, progress with geologist investigations of the area, and decision-making around beach access to the area. From June 5 2019, the beach has been re-opened, warning signs remain in place, and kaitiaki are stationed near Clifton Campground at low tide to warn people to be careful if accessing the beach. The 1.5 km DOC-managed track, which forms part of the 9 km Cape Kidnappers walking track, will remain closed while a Quantitative Risk Assessment report goes through the final stages of review.

Interactive 3D drone imagery

Explore the 3D drone imagery that has been captured from the button below.



  • Use Google Chrome
  • Once the model has loaded, on the left hand side of the screen are three options, ‘Annotations, 3D Textured Mesh, and Point Cloud’. Make sure only the 3D Textured Mesh option is ticked and the other two options remain unticked.
  • You can change the orientation of the model by clicking and dragging with the mouse whilst holding the control key located on the keyboard.

Before and after photos

See below before and after photos following a second slip on February 2. Click images to enlarge.

Drone footage

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.

Clifton Beach closed due to slip

Clifton Beach closed due to slip

The Clifton Beach access to Cape Kidnappers has been closed today after another large slip was reported along the b...

1 May 2020

Read more

Cape Kidnappers update - new signage

Cape Kidnappers update - new signage

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

12 February 2020

Read more

Cape Kidnappers rockfall hazards update

Cape Kidnappers rockfall hazards update

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

Read more


Hastings District Council - Copyright © 2020 Hastings District Council

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Hastings District Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Hastings District Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Hastings District Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© Hastings District Council - / +64 6 871 5000 /