Construction and maintenance
Here are resources the Department of Conservation uses for track construction and maintenance.
- The Tracks and Outdoor Visitor Structures - NZ Handbook SNZ HB 8630:2004 This is what DOC uses as the standards for tracks and basic structures on tracks, and encourages others to also use these standards.
- The DOC Track construction and maintenance guidelines are located on the DOC website. There is a shorter field guide version as well as the full manual. Guidelines cover how to construct and maintain tracks for walkers and mountain-bikers in New Zealand. They include a guide for those in the field on how to construct and maintain tracks.
Each track building group is different — you may wish to talk with your Regional Field Advisor so you get up-to-date advice and knowledge.