Kawarau Suspension Bridge

Image: Avara Moody | DOC


History comes to life at these significant Landmarks. Discover, experience and enjoy the places that have shaped our nation and created our stories.


The Landmarks Whenua Tohunga programme combines culture and heritage with beautiful natural settings. It helps tell the tales of New Zealand’s past and connects visitors in a tangible way to our unique stories and places.

The programme is a joint initiative between the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, DOC and Heritage New Zealand. 

Download brochures for Northland Landmarks (PDF, 1,310K) and Otago Landmarks (PDF, 1,430K)

The sites featured below are Landmarks Whenua Tohunga places managed by DOC. 

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