IntroductionDOC is encouraging more people to participate in outdoor recreation and protecting and bringing to life our historic heritage.
Heritage and Visitor StrategyDOC’s Heritage and Visitor Strategy guides our work to sustainably manage visitors to protect and enhance the values of New Zealand’s natural, cultural and historic heritage.
Visitor research and dataDOC monitors and records visitor activity across key sites around the country and through its online booking system.
Visitor risk managementDOC uses a range of tools to assess and manage risk at visitor destinations. These can help people make decisions about the risks they’re willing to take in the outdoors.
Great Walks managementFind out about New Zealand’s spectacular Great Walks, their pricing and how DOC is working to add to this walking network.
Strategic destination management planningDOC is working to collaboratively plan the medium to long-term management of very popular destinations across New Zealand. This will ensure they are protected, enhanced and enjoyed, now and into the future.
Parks and recreation
Information and maps for parks and reserves, tracks, hunting, huts and campsites
Book Great Walks, campsites, huts, lodges, cabins and cottages
Destination Management Framework
We developed the framework to encourage participation in outdoor recreation, and to protect and bring to life our cultural heritage