Guides and commercial tourism providers

DOC Approved label.

This page lists businesses that have DOC's approval to operate in the areas it manages and can display the DOC Approved label.

What the DOC Approved label means to visitors
How to get DOC's approval for your business

For more information, email docapproved@doc.govt.nz



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Transport

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

Courses at the New Zealand Branch focus on hiking, canoeing, mountaineering, sea kayaking, sailing, and Maori culture.

www.nols.edu

Activities:  Boating ; Climbing ; Guided walks ; Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Accommodation ; Guided activities and tours ; Outdoor education and instruction ; Transport

Sincere Tours

Transport throughout the South Island.

fta12@xtra.co.nz

Activities:  

Services:  Transport

Accommodation

Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass

Guided walks and kayak trips to explore the Waimakariri Basin alpine flowers, forests, birdlife and geology.

www.wildernesslodge.co.nz

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching ; Guided walks

Services:  Accommodation ; Guided activities and tours

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

Courses at the New Zealand Branch focus on hiking, canoeing, mountaineering, sea kayaking, sailing, and Maori culture.

www.nols.edu

Activities:  Boating ; Climbing ; Guided walks ; Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Accommodation ; Guided activities and tours ; Outdoor education and instruction ; Transport

Facilities

Canterbury University Snow Sports Club

Skiing in the Temple Basin Ski Area as part of a club ski field in Arthur’s Pass National Park.

www.snowsportsclub.org.nz

Activities:  Snow activities

Services:  Facilities

Guided activities and tours

Peak Experience

Guided mountaineering, ski touring, alpine trekking, rock climbing and instruction courses in Otago, Canterbury and Fiordland.

www.mountainguiding.com

Activities:  Climbing ; Guided walks ; Snow activities

Services:  Guided activities and tours ; Outdoor education and instruction

Outdoor Travel Logistics

Guided walks throughout New Zealand, especially through Arthur's Pass National Park and Craigeburn Forest Park.

nickysnoyink@xtra.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Worldway Travel

Bus tour within the South Island.

+64 9 379 6677

Activities:  

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Kea Heritage Tours

Guided walks throughout New Zealand as part of heritage themed guided tours.

www.keatours.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks ; Historic sites

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Wrybill Birding Tours, NZ

Guided birding and wildlife walks and pelagic seabirding tours around the New Zealand coastline.

www.wrybill-tours.com

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching ; Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

The Road Trip

Short guided walks in South and North Island.

www.theroadtrip.co.nz/

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass

Guided walks and kayak trips to explore the Waimakariri Basin alpine flowers, forests, birdlife and geology.

www.wildernesslodge.co.nz

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching ; Guided walks

Services:  Accommodation ; Guided activities and tours

Native Tour Aotearoa

Guided walks in Arthur's Pass, Aoraki/Mount Cook and Westland National Parks as part of a guided tour.

nzbomkame@ihug.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Tuatara Tours NZ

Guided walking and cycling as part of tours within New Zealand.

www.tuataratours.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks ; Mountain biking and cycling

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Koromiko Trek

Guided walks throughout the South Island and Coromandel.

www.koromikotrek.com

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Rock & Ice Aotearoa

Guided activities in the Canterbury region as part of team building programmes and event management.

www.rockice.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks ; Mountain biking and cycling

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Active Adventures

Guided, small group hiking tours travelling between national parks for overnight and 2-night hikes. Trip may also include soaking in hotpools, mountain biking, kayaking and caving.

http://activeadventures.com/

Activities:  Caving ; Guided walks ; Kayaking and canoeing ; Mountain biking and cycling ; Walking/tramping/hiking

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Adventure South

Guided mountain biking and walking across New Zealand.

www.advsouth.co.nz/

Activities:  Guided walks ; Mountain biking and cycling

Services:  Guided activities and tours

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

Courses at the New Zealand Branch focus on hiking, canoeing, mountaineering, sea kayaking, sailing, and Maori culture.

www.nols.edu

Activities:  Boating ; Climbing ; Guided walks ; Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Accommodation ; Guided activities and tours ; Outdoor education and instruction ; Transport

New Zealand Discovery Adventures and The Wild West Adventure Company

Guided half day adventures on the West Coast and multi- day tours around the South Island.

www.fun-nz.com

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching ; Caving ; Four wheel driving ; Guided walks ; Historic sites ; Kayaking and canoeing ; Mountain biking and cycling ; Rafting ; Scenic and nature tours

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Tutoko Outdoor Guides

Guided walks throughout the South Island and booking of DOC huts, as part of tours specialising in Japanese tourists/language.

www.tutokoguides.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Grasmere Lodge

Guided walks as part of lodge accommodation around Arthur's Pass National Park.

www.grasmere.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Steven Tam

Guided walks as part of bus tours throughout the South Island.

takala888@yahoo.com.tw

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Clean & Green Tours

Guided walks as part of a South Island tour package.

www.cngtours.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Chris Cox

Guided mountain run through the Mingha/Deception track, Arthur's Pass National Park.

chris.cox@xtra.co.nz

Activities:  Specialist activities

Services:  Guided activities and tours

No 1 Tours

Guided walks as part of a bus tour within the South Island.

no-1tours@hotmail.com

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Pure Trails New Zealand

Guided walking and biking tours throughout New Zealand.

www.puretrailsnewzealand.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks ; Mountain biking and cycling

Services:  Guided activities and tours

First Light Travel

Guided day walks in Nelson/Tasman, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago regions.

www.firstlighttravel.com/

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Wayfarers Tours, Wayfarers Walking Tours, The Wayfarers

Guided walks in the South Island.

www.thewayfarers.com

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

True New Zealand Adventures

Guided walks throughout New Zealand as part of a tour.

www.truenewzealand.com

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Horizons Unlimited

Guided walks throughout the South Island as part of team building activities and outdoor education programmes.

www.horizons.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours ; Outdoor education and instruction

Mountain Running Guides

Guided trips over the Minga Deception (Speight's Coast to Coast) mountain run.

www.mountainrunguides.co.nz

Activities:  Specialist activities

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Tussock and Beech Ecotours

Guided nature tours in the Southern Alps.

www.nature.net.nz

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching ; Guided walks ; Scenic and nature tours

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Backroads

Guided walks as part of New Zealand tours.

www.backroads.com

Activities:  Guided walks ; Historic sites

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Sidetracks

Guided walks as part of a tour throughout New Zealand.

www.sidetracks.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Nature Quest New Zealand

Guided walks throughout New Zealand.

www.naturequest.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Off Beat Tours

Guided walks as part of tours throughout the South Island.

www.offbeattours.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Jay Tours

Guided walks in Aoraki Mount Cook, Kawarau Bridge, Arthur's Pass and the Paparoa, Westland, Mount Aspiring and Fiordland national parks.

jaytours@msn.com

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Remote New Zealand Journeys

Guided walks as part of tours throughout New Zealand.

www.remotenzjourneys.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

New Zealand Pedaltours

Guided walks as part of bike tours throughout New Zealand.

www.pedaltours.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks ; Mountain biking and cycling

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Full On (NZ)

Multi-activities tours in the South Island as part of team building programmes.

www.fullon.co.nz

Activities:  Adventure activities ; Climbing ; Guided walks ; Mountain biking and cycling ; Snow activities

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Canterbury Trails

Guided day and multi-day walking tours in the South Island.

www.canterburytrails.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Wang Wang Travel

Guided walks as part of tours in Aoraki/Mount Cook, Arthur's Pass and Mount Aspiring National Parks.

taylor.chen@xtra.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Hiking New Zealand

Hikes, tours and adventures to suit all people and fitness levels.

www.hikingnewzealand.com

Activities:  Boating ; Guided walks ; Kayaking and canoeing ; Mountain biking and cycling ; Rafting ; Snow activities

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Geo Tours

Guided walks as part of tours in the South Island.

www.geo-tours.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Outdoor education and instruction

Peak Experience

Guided mountaineering, ski touring, alpine trekking, rock climbing and instruction courses in Otago, Canterbury and Fiordland.

www.mountainguiding.com

Activities:  Climbing ; Guided walks ; Snow activities

Services:  Guided activities and tours ; Outdoor education and instruction

Horizons Unlimited

Guided walks throughout the South Island as part of team building activities and outdoor education programmes.

www.horizons.co.nz

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours ; Outdoor education and instruction

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

Courses at the New Zealand Branch focus on hiking, canoeing, mountaineering, sea kayaking, sailing, and Maori culture.

www.nols.edu

Activities:  Boating ; Climbing ; Guided walks ; Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Accommodation ; Guided activities and tours ; Outdoor education and instruction ; Transport

 

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Walking track categories

Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Contacts

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