42 Traverse blocked by a washout

November 29, 2018

Although the 42 Traverse will open for 4x4 access on December 1, it is currently not possible to drive right through. A significant collapse of a deep culvert has cut the track in the area to the south of the Waione Stream. DOC intends to repair the damage but it may take a while before full access is available. Images of the damage can be found at

An update provided by DOC on 30-11-2018...

Hi Stakeholders/ users/ passionate Tong Forest community members,  We have a notice to share, the T42 has had a log culvert collapse and 4WD can't get through.  Can you share this with your 4WD friends please.   We shared this message on our local FB page last night so that got the word out quickly and Peter Vahry shared it on some club sites as well.   Alerts will be in place on the website and we have put tape up at the site and haven't taken down the 4WD restriction signs.  Updated signage will go up next week.  Thanks Stacey


Access limited on the 42 Traverse

If you are planning on a 4WD adventure on the 42 Traverse, in December, please note there is no complete thoroughfare due to the collapse of an old log culvert.  The collapsed area is 15km from Kapoor's Road.  The area is marked with signs and danger tape.  Hunters can still drive in and then continue their access on foot.  

Mountain bikers, hikers can still get through. However, please careful if you are planning on going through the collapsed area.   The road in this is forest is an old logging road and was never envisaged to last so long.  Numerous streams were crossed with log culverts and over time they have collapsed.

A contractor has been engaged to complete the repair work and we will keep stakeholders informed of progress.  Please check for alerts and updates.

A map of the area is available below


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