Giants Gate Falls, Milford Track

Image: Graham Dainty | ©

Introduction

For the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Great Walks summer seasons DOC is trialling the introduction of differential pricing for international visitors staying in huts and campsites on four of its most popular Great Walks.

By trialling differential pricing, we are seeking to to obtain valuable information on the effectiveness of pricing as a tool to manage visitor pressure. It is also part of our work to set and maintain a fair pricing system for New Zealanders, recover costs and ensure the fees reflect the true value of these world-class walks.

The price increase sets hut and campsite fees for international visitors at a level approximately double the current price for Milford, Routeburn, Kepler and Abel Tasman Coast tracks. All other Great Walks remain at current prices for everyone.

Fees for international children 0–17 years apply and are set to the same level as international adults on these Great Walks. New Zealand children remain free of charge.

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