Kawarau Suspension Bridge

Image: Avara Moody | DOC


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


Tohu Whenua - Landmarks that tell our stories.

The Tohu Whenua 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. 

The sites featured below are Tohu Whenua places managed by DOC. 

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