20 December 2019
LGOIMA No. 8140006057
(Please quote this in any correspondence)
Sent by email: [FYI request #11784 email]>
Local Government Official Information And Meetings Act 1987
Visitor numbers - Kite Kite Falls track
I refer to your email on 3 December 2019 in which you requested information on the number
of visitors using the Kite Kite Falls track and usage since the track was reopened.
Monitoring occurs on Glen Esk Road immediately before the car parks and not on the track –
it is assumed that the occupants of vehicles travel ing past the counter are going to walk the
Kite Kite track.
In November 2017 the location of the counter was changed to include those using the
overflow carpark and more fully capture the number of vehicles accessing the area.
The numbers in 2017 and 2018 were not typical as the track was subject to a customary
rāhui and temporary closures. Track upgrades were completed in late December 2018 and
the increase in usage is reflected in the visitor numbers from January 2019.
This information should be treated as an indicator of usage rather than an absolute count.
The table below shows visitor numbers per month across the financial year (July-June) from
the 2017-2018 year to present.
Total visits 2017-2018
Total visits 2018-2019
Total visits 2019-2020
If you feel that we have not responded adequately to your request, you have the right to
seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision. Information about how
to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
or freephone 0800 802
If you have any further queries, please contact me on (09) 301 0101 quoting LGOIMA No.
Privacy & LGOIMA Business Partner