NEWS AND ALERTS
City Forests' Hunting Blocks have changed
Friday 6th September, 2013
Due to changing operational requirements we have revamped the hunting blocks available for permitted use. There are new areas with new boundaries and the blocks have also been renumbered, so please throw out your old maps. The four blocks we now offer have good vehicle access right to their boundaries. Maps of the new blocks may be downloaded from this page.
Remember, we prefer online applications for hunting blocks, which are balloted out regularly. Successful applicants will be notified by post.
Online Permit Applications
Wednesday 1st May, 2013
Getting a Permit for forest access
Tuesday 16th April, 2013
Permits are issued free of charge, but are required prior to entry to any of the company's forests (except for non-vehicle access to Flagstaff and Ross Creek forests). Unfortunately a recent reduction in staff numbers means that we are now no longer able to offer a while-you-wait service for access and recreation permits. City Forests now operates an online permit application service. We ask that you allow at least a week (preferably longer) for your permit to be issued. This will generally be done by post. For any queries, please call our office (ph. 03 467 7730).
Flagstaff Creek Track bridge no longer available
Wednesday 30th January, 2013
Due to large wind blown trees and the threat of further wind damage the bridge crossing Flagstaff Creek at the end of the track is no longer safe to use and is permanently closed. Please note that this track can therefore no longer be walked as a circuit.
Horse riding in our forests
Tuesday 4th December, 2012
We welcome horse riders to use our Flagstaff forest outside working hours. Flagstaff forest has nearly 40 km of roads winding through varied terrain throughout the forest.
Horse riding in other forests (except Ross Creek plantation) may also be possible - subject to operations - please check with City Forests first and obtain a permit before taking your horse into forests other than Flagstaff.
Unfortunately horse riding access to Ross Creek forest is permanently closed because of the difficult access for horses and the very limited area suitable for riding. The forest is used extensively for recreational mountain biking, walking and running, so we encourage horse riders to make use of the great opportunities for riding that are available in Flagstaff forest.
Note that there may be vehicles and other people using any forest road at any time. Please stay out of any areas sign-posted "Operational Area" at all times.