The Heaphy Track, closed since Easter due to storm damage, reopened on Monday.
The recent storm caused extensive tree windfall forcing the closure of the track and delaying the start of its winter mountain biking season.
A big effort has gone in over the past two weeks to clear fallen trees on the Heaphy Track with extra staff being brought in to speed up the clean-up.
With the reopening of the track the mountain bike season is now underway and runs until the 30 September.
Hut bookings can be made and more information found on what to expect and what to take when biking the Heaphy Track on the DOC website.
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