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 use these standards.
- The DOC Track construction and maintenance guidelines are on the DOC website. There is a shorter field guide version as well as the full manual. Guidelines cover constructing and maintaining tracks for walkers and mountain bikers in New Zealand. They include a guide for those in the field on how to build 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.