Both Treetops and Rowallan campsites have escaped damage from yesterday’s fires in the Riddells Creek area. The wardens of both campsites were evacuated.

However the threat to the campsites remains until the Gisborne-Riddells Creek fire is declared safe. There is also a question over the local water supply after heavy use by firefighting agencies, and the needs of the local community will be a priority.

Accordingly, there is likely to be some immediate effect on bookings at both campsites until the situation is revolved.