1 May 2010

Trampers advised to stay out of Tararuas this weekend

7:55 am on 1 May 2010

Trampers are advised not to venture into the Tararua Forest Park this weekend.

The Department of Conservation says heavy rain and strong winds are expected to hit the popular tramping destination, north of Wellington, tonight.

DoC says rivers are likely to become swollen and difficult to cross, and high winds will make traversing high hill tops dangerous.