Please note that if you are intending to travel on the sand tracks along this coastline, particularly through the winter months, you should be aware of the following:-
- IF IN DOUBT – GET OUT – AND WALK THE TRACK AHEAD.
- Tracks often are changed by the rough seas and gale force winds.
- The beaches are very soft, tides and seas can be very high. It is recommended that you obtain a Tide Time Chart (obtain from the Council Office or Visitor Information Centre)
- Make sure you have appropriate recovery gear.
- Let the pressure down in your tyres (recommended PSI is 15)
- Stay on the marked tracks on the maps provided.
- If you become bogged it is very difficult to find someone to come and pull you out. It is therefore safer to travel with at least one other vehicle.
- Phone coverage is often poor so you need to climb to the nearest high point to phone for help.
- Take the appropriate action to ensure your visit along our coastline is an enjoyable one. It is a beautiful area and the trip should be a memorable experience for all the right reasons.
Department of Environment and Water has a 24/7 duty ranger. Please phone 08 8735 1177 and follow the prompts.