Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation areas, as well as DOC's 14,000 km of tracks, 9 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.

Visitor centres are staffed by DOC rangers who have firsthand, in-depth local knowledge about:

•Walks and hiking - short walks, multi-day hikes, Great Walks

•Track conditions, weather, and safety

•Hut and Campsite bookings

•Heritage sites



•Marine reserves

•Conservation projects

•Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people

•Gateway to Tongariro National Park World Heritage site

•Tongariro Alpine Crossing

•Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk


8:00am–5:00pm daily

Christmas Day closed