9 Aug 2012

Two tracks to re-open

7:06 am on 9 August 2012

Two tracks near Mount Tongariro will open again on Thursday for the first time since Monday's volcanic eruption.

The Tama Lakes track from Whakapapa Village to Waihohonu Hut and the Taranaki Falls loop will be open to the public.

The Department of Conservation says it is also keen to reopen the main Tongariro crossing track as soon as possible.

Debris from the eruption has dammed three small tributaries of the Mangatipua Stream and downstream bridges and culverts are being checked.