At a time when GPS was nothing more than a navigational fantasy, New Zealand became the most accurately located place on the globe. Visit the site where it happened.
This is a basic four-bunk hut in western Fiordland. This historic hut is the only physical feature remaining from the New Zealand-American Fiordland expedition of 1949.
This is a standard 10-bunk hut in western Fiordland. This historic hut was built in the 1930s for people walking the Bradshaw Sound – Lake Manapouri Track.
This is a basic four-bunk hut in southern Fiordland. Built in 1941, Clark Hut was one of many huts built and used for deer cullers by the New Zealand government.
Learn about the man who made sure you’ll enjoy the most stunning views in the world and the memorial to him you'll see today on Milford Track.
Explore a ghost town and imagine life here when the Port Craig sawmill was the busiest in the country.
Every year DOC staff carry out maintenance work on heritage sites in Preservation Inlet, Fiordland. Learn more about the work they do at these special places and view some photos.
Richard Henry was the caretaker of New Zealand’s first island wildlife sanctuary in the 19th century.
Tarawera promised gold, silver and copper but those who tried to mine its riches walked away with nothing. Visit the only smelter site on Southland's public conservation land.