Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre
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Introduction

Contact your nearest DOC visitor centre for the latest information and our best tips for your visit to New Zealand's conservation areas.

Highlights

DOC visitor centres are open at Alert Level 2

 To keep our staff and visitors safe we ask you to:

  • wear your mask
  • record your visit by signing in or scanning our QR code poster
  • stay 2 metres away from people you don’t know.

More about DOC's response to COVID-19.

We have DOC visitor centres nationwide, staffed by DOC rangers with first-hand local knowledge about conservation places and activities. Visit us for local information, bookings, and hut tickets. 

Some i-SITEs and other visitor centres also provide DOC services. They are listed on this page.

If there is no DOC visitor centre in your region, search for an i-SITE.

On public holidays: Visitor centre hours vary. Contact the centre to confirm if they're open.



Auckland

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 379 6476
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   No physical address
Contact via email or phone
Postal Address:   PO Box 32268
Devonport
Auckland 0743

Contact hours:

  • 8 am – 12 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

If you need urgent help outside of those hours contact Kaueranga Visitor Centre.



Bay of Plenty

Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   rotoruavisitor@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1167 Fenton St
Rotorua
Postal Address:   Private Bag 3007
Rotorua

Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Open hours:

  • 8:30 am – 5 pm daily

DOC staff present:

  • April – October: 9 am – 1 pm Monday to Friday
  • November – March: 9 am – 4 pm Monday to Saturday


Canterbury

Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   28 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch 8013
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8013

Open hours:

  • December to February: 9 am – 4:30 pm daily
  • March to November: 9 am – 4:00 pm daily

Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 318 9211
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   106 Main Westcoast Road
Arthur's Pass
Postal Address:   PO Box 51008
Arthur's Pass 7654

Open hours:

  • October to April: 8 am – 5 pm daily
  • May to September: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily

Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 435 1186
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   mtcookvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Larch Grove
Aoraki/Mt Cook
Postal Address:   PO Box 5
Aoraki/Mt Cook 7946

Open hours:

  • November to April: 8:30 am – 5 pm daily
  • May to October: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily

Visit the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre



Central North Island

Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 892 3729
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   tongarirovc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu
Postal Address:   PO Box 71029
Whakapapa Village
Mount Ruapehu 3951

Open hours:

  • October to April: 8 am – 5 pm daily
  • May to September: 8 am – 4:30 pm daily

Visit the Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre



Coromandel

Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540

Open hours:

  • 21 December 2020 to 29 January 2021: 8:30 am – 5 pm daily
  • 30 January to 31 December 2021: 8:30 am – 4 pm daily

Visit the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre.



East Coast

Te Urewera Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 837 3803
Email:   teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz
Address:   Te Kura Whenua
6249 Lake Road/SH38
Waikaremoana 4195
Te Urewera
Postal Address:   Kaitawa DOC Mailshed
Kaitawa Village
RD 5
Wairoa 4195

Open hours:

  • 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday to Friday


Fiordland

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Postal Address:   PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640

Open hours:

  • October to Queen's Birthday holiday (first Monday of June): 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily
  • June to October: 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Saturday, closed 12 pm – 1 pm

Public holidays:

  • Anzac Day 25 April: open 1 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Christmas Day: closed

Visit the Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre



Nelson and Marlborough

Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042

Open hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm

Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 521 1806
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonlakesvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
Postal Address:   PO Box 55
St Arnaud 7053

Open hours:

  • 8 am – 4:30 pm daily

Closed:

  • 12 pm – 1 pm daily
  • Christmas Day
Other visitor centre providing DOC services

Golden Bay Visitor Centre



Otago

Dunedin Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 474 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   dunedinvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 The Octagon
Dunedin
Postal Address:   PO Box 5244
Moray Place
Dunedin 9058

Open hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8:45 am – 6 pm
  • Public holidays: 9 am – 5 pm

Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   0272696871
Fax:   03 4437660
Email:   wanakavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343

Open hours:

  • November to April: 8 am – 5 pm daily
  • May to October: Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm, Saturday 9.30am to 4pm and Sunday closed

Closed

  • 12 pm – 12:30 pm daily
  • Christmas Day

Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Queenstown
9300
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348

Open hours:

  • November to April: 8:30 am – 5 pm daily
  • May to October: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Saturday, closed Sunday
  • Anzac Day 25 April: 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Open on public holidays, except Christmas Day

Visit the Queenstown Visitor Centre



Southland

Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 219 0009
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   stewartisland@doc.govt.nz
Address:   15 Main Road
Oban
Postal Address:   PO Box 3
Rakiura/Stewart Island 9846

Open hours Monday to Friday:

  • 8:30 am – 4:30 pm all year round

Weekend hours (Saturday and Sunday):

  • December to March, 8:30 am – 5 pm
  • April to May, 9 am – 4 pm
  • June to September, 10 am – 2 pm
  • October and November,  9 am – 4 pm

Public holidays:

  • Except Christmas day: 9 am – 4 pm or as indicated on front door
  • Christmas Day: closed

Visit the Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre



Taranaki

Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 756 0990
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340

Open hours:

  • December to April: 8 am – 4.30 pm daily
  • May to November: 8:30 am – 4 pm daily
  • Closed Christmas Day

Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 27 443 0248
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Manaia Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340

Open hours:

  • 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday to Sunday all year round.
  • Sometimes open on public holidays depending on staff availability.


Wellington

Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Wellington
6011
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143

Open hours:

  • 9:30 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday
  • After winter the hours will be 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


West Coast

Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 731 1895
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Postal Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873

Open hours:

  • April – November: 9 am – 4:30 pm daily
  • December – March: 9 am – 5 pm daily

Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 752 0360
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   westlandnpvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Postal Address:   PO Box 14
Franz Josef Glacier 7856

Open hours:

  • 8:30 am – 5 pm daily

Visit the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre


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

Open hours:

  • October to March: 9 am – 5 pm daily
  • April to September: 9 am – 4:30 pm daily
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