Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre
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Introduction

Contact a DOC visitor centre for advice on your visit to New Zealand's conservation areas.

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

If there is no DOC visitor centre in your region, search for an isite.

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

 


Coromandel

Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone +64 7 867 9080
Email kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz
Address 995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Hours

8.30 am – 4 pm daily

More information about Kauaeranga Visitor Centre.


East Coast

Te Urewera Visitor Centre
Phone +64 6 837 3900
Email teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz
Address Te Kura Whenua
6249 Lake Road/SH38
Waikaremoana 4195
Te Urewera
Hours 8 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Central North Island

Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 7 892 3729
Email tongarirovc@doc.govt.nz
Address Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu 3083
Hours 8 am – 4.30 pm daily (Closed Christmas Day)

More information about Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre


Taranaki

Taranaki/Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 6 756 0990
Email egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address 2879 Egmont Road
Egmont National Park 4386
Hours

8.30 am – 3.30 pm daily (Closed Christmas Day)

More information about Taranaki/Egmont National Park Visitor Centre

Dawson Falls Visitor Centre

Phone +64 27 443 0248
Email egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address Manaia Road
Egmont National Park 4391
Hours

9 am to 3.30 pm Thursday to Sunday (may vary)

Sometimes open on public holidays


Nelson and Marlborough

Whakatū/Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 546 9339
Email nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
1/37 Halifax Street
Nelson 7010
Hours

 8.30 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday

 9 am – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday

More information about Whakatū/Nelson Visitor Centre


Rotoiti/Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 521 1806
Email nelsonlakesvc@doc.govt.nz
Address View Road
St Arnaud 7072
Hours

1 May – 31 October: 9 am – 4 pm (closed for 30 minutes between 12 – 1 pm)

1 November – 30 April: 8 am – 4.30 pm (closed Christmas Day)

More information about Rotoiti/Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre


West Coast

Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 731 1895
Email paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address 4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki 
RD 1 Runanga 7873
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
Email westlandnpvc@doc.govt.nz
Address 69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Hours 8.30 am – 5 pm daily (may be closed over the lunch period)

More information about Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre


Awarua/Haast Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 750 0809
Email haastvc@doc.govt.nz
Address Haast Junction
Corner SH6 and Jackson Bay Road
Haast 7886
Hours 9 am – 4.30 pm daily (may be closed over the lunch period)

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Canterbury

Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 318 9211
Email arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz
Address 104 West Coast Road
Arthur's Pass 7654
Hours

8.30 am – 4.30 pm daily


Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 435 1186
Email mtcookvc@doc.govt.nz
Address 1 Larch Grove
Aoraki/Mount Cook 7999
Hours

November to April: 8.30 am – 5 pm daily

May to October: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm daily

More information about Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre


Otago

Dunedin Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 474 3300
Email dunedinvc@doc.govt.nz
Address 50 The Octagon
Dunedin
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 +64 3 443 7660
Email wanakavc@doc.govt.nz
Address 1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Hours

November to April: 8.15 am – 4.15 pm daily (closed Christmas Day)

May to October: 9:00 am – 4:15 pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday

Closed for lunch for 30 min between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm


Whakatipu-wai-Māori/Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 442 7935
Email queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
Address 50 Stanley Street
Queenstown 9300
Hours

May to October: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm Monday – Friday Closed weekends. 

November to April: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm daily (closed Christmas Day)

Anzac Day 25 April: 1 pm – 4.30 pm

More information about Whakatipu-wai-Māori/Queenstown Visitor Centre


Fiordland

Te Rua-o-te-moko/Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 249 7924
Email fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Hours

May – 21 October: Monday to Saturday 9 am – 12 pm and 1 - 4 pm (closed 12 - 1 pm). Closed Sundays.

22 October – April: Thursday to Tuesday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm, Wednesday 9 am – 4.30pm

Anzac Day 25 April: 8:30am – 4.30 pm

Closed Christmas Day

More information about Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre


Southland

Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 219 0009
Email stewartisland@doc.govt.nz
Address 15 Main Road
Oban 9818
Hours

8.30 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday

9.30 am – 3 pm Weekends and public holidays

Anzac Day 25 April – closed

Mor information about Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre

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