Kapiti Island and Matiu/Somes Island are just two of the many places to visit in the Wellington/Kapiti region.
The Wellington area includes NZ's capital city and the Hutt Valley. Learn about the history of Matiu/Somes Island, stay in an Orongorongo Valley hut, a Catchpool Valley campground, or visit the Government Buildings Historic Reserve.
Discover the Kapiti Island Nature Reserve and Kapiti Marine Reserve and explore Colonial Knob, Hemi Matenga, Papaitonga, Waikanae Estuary or Mana Island. Or hit a trail at Otaki Forks, the main western entrance to Tararua Forest Park.
An A-Z listing of Wellington/Kapiti places to visit.
From forest parks to scenic reserves, alpine areas to protected coasts, there are hundreds of special conservation places.
Find out more about places to visit in the Manawatu/Whanganui region, including Western Ruahine Forest Park and the Mangapurua/Kaiwhakauka valleys, in Whanganui National Park.
The Wairarapa is home to the Mount Bruce/Pukaha Wildlife Centre, Aorangi, Rimutaka and Tararua forest parks, Lake Wairarapa wetlands, Castlepoint, Putangirua Pinnacles and several other scenic reserves.
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
Walking track categories
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Alerts for Wellington/Kapiti places