Any business or organisation that wants to use public conservation land for their activities needs to get permission from DOC in the form of a concession.
This is a legal requirement under Part 3B of the Conservation Act 1987. In addition section 39(1)(ga) of the Conservation Act 1987 creates an offence if these kinds of activities are conducted without a concession.
Common activities requiring a concession
- Guided activities: walking, tramping, climbing, hunting, fishing, biking, kayaking, caving and canoeing
- ski fields
- bungy jumping
- water, air or land transport services
- commercial education and instruction
- equipment hire
- commercial filming
Organised non-profit activities
Occupation of land and building of structures eg grazing an area, right of way access, building bridges.
- accommodation facilities such as cribs, baches, lodges and huts
- shops, tearooms, restaurants
- telecommunication facilities and power lines
- gravel extraction