People wanting to use the popular Papamoa Hills waking track will have to wait for about three to five days.
Parts of the summit and the Papamoa Hills Poplar Lane carpark are closed from today.
A sign at the track says it will be closed from today until September 11.
The closure is to allow upgrades to the main walking track.
About Papamoa Hills
Located in the Western Bay of Plenty, near Te Puke, Papamoa Hills Regional Park is a 135 hectare property explored and enjoyed by thousands of visitors each month.
The summit is 224 metres above sea level and offers sweeping views of the Bay of Plenty coastline.
There are several tracks through the park which can be used to enjoy the views and explore the numerous archaeological features, including seven pa sites.