Introduction

Contact your nearest DOC visitor centre for information on visiting and staying at local conservation areas.

Auckland

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 379 6476
Fax:   +64 9 307 2614
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   137 Quay Street
Princes Wharf
Downtown
Auckland 1010
Postal Address:   PO Box 105 469
Auckland City 1143
 
Summer hours until 2 April 2015

Mon - Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat and Sun 10:00 am – 4:00 pm until 2 April 2015 (summer season).
Closed public holidays.

Winter hours from 3 April 2015

Open Mon - Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, closed weekends and public holidays.

(Note that we are closed for Easter on Good Friday 3 April, reopening on Tuesday 7 April)

Points of interest

Information about activities in the Auckland region, including visiting islands and historic sites. Nationwide recreation information.


Coromandel

Kauaeranga

Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Fax:   +64 7 867 9095
Email:   kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540
 
Hours

Summer: Weekend before Christmas to weekend after Waitangi Day 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily
Winter: Weekend after Waitangi Day to weekend before Christmas 8:30 am – 4:00 pm daily

Open on public holidays except Christmas Day.

Points of interest

The visitor centre provides recreation and general conservation information and advice. You can find out about Coromandel Forest Park and Kauaeranga Valley campgrounds, walks, swimming, and kauri logging history.

Visit the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre


Bay of Plenty

Rotorua

Tourism Rotorua i-SITE Information Centre
Phone:   +64 7 348 5179
Fax:   +64 7 348 4133
Email:   info@rotoruaNZ.com
Address:   1167 Fenton St
Rotorua
Postal Address:   Private Bag 3007
Rotorua
 

Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Points of interest

DOC information and bookings. Point of sale for hut passes.  


Rangitaiki

Murupara Office
Phone:   +64 7 366 1080
Fax:   +64 7 366 1082
Email:   muruparavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Main Road, RD1
Murupara 3079
Postal Address:   PO Box 114
Murupara 3062
 
Hours

Peak season: Open daily until Easter
Off peak: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Mon - Fri, except public holidays 

Points of interest

Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park and North East Te Urewera information.


East Coast

Aniwaniwa Area

Te Urewera Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 837 3803
Fax:   +64 6 837 3722
Email:   teureweravc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   House 2 Aniwaniwa
Aniwaniwa
Corner of SH38 and Aniwaniwa Road
Te Urewera 4195
Postal Address:   DOC Mail Shed
Kaitawa Village
RD 5
Wairoa 4195
 
Hours

Open daily 8:00 am – 4:15 pm

Points of interest

Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk bookings, boat hire, hunting permits.


Central North Island

Whakapapa Village

Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 892 3729
Fax:   +64 7 892 3814
Email:   tongarirovc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu
Postal Address:   PO Box 71029
Whakapapa Village
Mount Ruapehu 3951
 
Hours

Summer (December – March): 8:00 am – 6:00 pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
Winter (April – November): 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily 

Points of interest

Find out about activities and conservation efforts in the park, Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk, buy hut tickets and make reservations, check weather and safety information.

Visit the Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre


Ohakune

Ohakune Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 385 8427
Fax:   +64 6 385 8527
Email:   ohakune@i-SITE.org
Address:   54 Clyde Street
Ruapehu i-SITE
Postal Address:   54 Clyde Street
Ruapehu i-SITE
 

Ruapehu i-SITE Visitor Information Centre


Taranaki

Taranaki/Egmont

Taranaki / Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 756 0990
Fax:   +64 6 756 0989
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
 
Hours

End of October to Easter: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
Winter: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm daily

Points of interest

Walks, mountain history, geology, volcanology, flora and fauna information. Cafe open daily. Konini Lodge bookings


Dawson Falls

Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 27 443 0248
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Manaia Rd
Kaponga
Postal Address:   Manaia Rd
Kaponga
 
Hours

Open daily Thur – Sun and school and public holidays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Points of interest

Information


Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay Regional Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 834 3111
Fax:   +64 6 834 4869
Email:   napier@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Conservation House
59 Marine Parade
Napier 4110
Postal Address:   PO Box 644
Napier 4140
 
Hours

Open Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 4:15 pm

Points of interest

Regional recreation information including Kaweka and Ruahine Forest Parks and Cape Kidnappers.


Wellington

Pōneke / Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 384 7773
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 Manners Street
Wellington
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
 
Hours

Mon - Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Points of interest

Find out about local recreation activities such as Kapiti and Matiu Somes Islands as well as nationwide information.


Picton

Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre


Nelson

Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 3 546 9612
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   PO Box 375
Nelson 7040
 
Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sat and Sun 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Points of interest

Recreation information for Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks and Mt Richmond Forest Park. Bookings for Abel Tasman Coast Track and Heaphy Track huts and campsites.


Nelson Lakes

Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 521 1806
Fax:   +64 3 521 1896
Email:   nelsonlakesvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
Postal Address:   PO Box 55
St Arnaud 7053
 
Hours

Boxing Day to Waitangi Weekend 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
Waitangi Weekend to Boxing Day 8:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
Reduced opening hours on weekends during winter months (9:00 am-4:00 pm). 

Points of interest

Find out about huts, walks, campsites, conservation and the Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project.


Marlborough

Kaikoura Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 319 5641
Fax:   +64 3 319 6819
Email:   info@kaikoura.co.nz
Address:   West End
Kaikoura
Postal Address:   West End
Kaikoura
 
Points of interest

Mount Richmond Alpine Route, Molesworth Station, general information about the South Malborough area.


West Coast

Reefton

Reefton Visitor Centre i-SITE Information Centre
Phone:   +64 3 732 8391
Fax:   +64 3 732 8616
Email:   reefton@i-site.org
Address:   67–69 Broadway
Reefton
Postal Address:   PO Box 100
Reefton 7851
 

Reefton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre


Paparoa

Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 731 1895
Fax:   +64 3 731 1896
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Postal Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
 
Hours

Peak Season (November - March): 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Off peak season (April - October): 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Closed Christmas Day

Points of interest

Find out about the park, walks and other activities.


Franz Josef

Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 752 0796
Fax:   +64 3 752 0797
Email:   westlandnpvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   13 State Highway 6
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Postal Address:   PO Box 14
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
 
Hours

Open daily
Labour weekend to Easter: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Rest of year: 8:30 am – 4:45 pm

Points of interest

Glacier walks, guided trips, bookings, and displays.

Visit the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre


Haast

Awarua / Haast Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 750 0809
Fax:   +64 3 750 0832
Email:   haastvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Haast Junction
Corner SH6 and Jackson Bay Road
Haast
South Westland
Postal Address:   PO Box 50
Haast 7844
 
Hours

Open daily:
Peak 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Off-peak 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Closed daily between 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Points of interest

Te Wahipounamu South West New Zealand Heritage Area information and interpretive displays.


Canterbury

Christchurch

Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Fax:   +64 3 379 4085
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Christchurch Botanic Gardens
7 Rolleston Ave
Christchurch 8013
Postal Address:   Private Bag 4715
Christchurch 8140
 
Summer hours

Mon - Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday

Closed Christmas Day

Winter hours from Saturday 11 April

Mon - Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday 

Points of interest

Wide variety of information to plan South Island adventures.


Arthur's Pass

Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 318 9211
Email:   arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   State Highway 73
Arthur's Pass
Postal Address:   PO Box 51008
Arthur's Pass 7654
 
Hours

Open daily: Peak 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Off-peak 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Points of interest

Walks, local history and conservation information.


Aoraki/Mount Cook

Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 435 1186
Fax:   +64 3 435 1080
Email:   mtcookvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Larch Grove
Aoraki/Mt Cook
Postal Address:   PO Box 5
Aoraki/Mt Cook 7946
 
Hours

Open daily: Peak (Oct – Apr) 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Off-peak (May – Sep) 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Points of interest

Recreation information, mountaineering displays and a shop.

Visit Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre


Otago

Dunedin

Ōtepoti / Dunedin Office
Phone:   +64 3 477 0677
Fax:   +64 3 474 7090
Email:   dunedinvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   77 Lower Stuart Street
Conservation House
Dunedin
Postal Address:   PO Box 5244
Moray Place
Dunedin 9058
 
Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Points of interest

Information about walks around Dunedin and where to view wildlife and marine mammals.


Makarora 

Makarora Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 443 8365
Fax:   +64 3 443 8374
Email:   makaroravc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Haast Pass Highway
State Hwy 6
Postal Address:   P.O. Box 9
Makarora 9346
 
Hours

Open daily December to March 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (closed 12 noon – 1:00 pm)
April open Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (closed 12 noon – 1:00 pm) 
May - November: interpretation area open - displays and weather information available.

Point of interest

Recreation information about Mt Aspiring National Park. Starting point for the Gillespie Pass Circuit; a 3-4 day scenic track. 


Mt Aspiring 

Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 443 7660
Fax:   +64 3 443 8777
Email:   mtaspiringvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Ardmore Street
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
 
Hours

Open daily: Peak (November - April) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Off-peak (May - October) Mon - Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm (closed daily 12 noon – 12:30 pm)

Points of interest

Gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park. Informative information on recreational activities and facilities in the park and surrounding regions.


Queenstown

Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 3 442 7934
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Queenstown
9300
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
 
Hours

28th October 2014 - 30th April 2015: Daily 8:30 am – 5:00 pm 
1st May 2015 -  26th October 2015: Daily 8:30am - 4:30 pm

Christmas Day - closed
25th April (Anzac Day) - opening 1pm 

Points of interest

Great Walk bookings. Queenstown, Glenorchy, Arrowtown areas recreation information.


Fiordland

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Fax:   +64 3 249 0257
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Postal Address:   PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
 
Hours

Open daily:
1 May 2015 - 26 October 2015: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
27 October 2015 - 30 April 2016: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christmas Day 25 December 2015: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Points of interest

Great Walks information and reservations for Milford, Kepler and Routeburn Tracks. Hut tickets and maps, weather and safety information. Fiordland conservation and history, conservation shop.


Southland

Invercargill

Murihiku / Invercargill Office
Phone:   +64 3 211 2400
Fax:   +64 3 214 4486
Email:   invercargill@doc.govt.nz
Address:   7th Floor
CUE on Don
33 Don Street
Invercargill 9810
Postal Address:   PO Box 743
Invercargill 9840
 
Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 


Stewart Island

Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 219 0009
Fax:   +64 3 219 0003
Email:   stewartisland@doc.govt.nz
Address:   15 Main Road
Stewart Island
Postal Address:   PO Box 3
Stewart Island 9846
 
Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


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