Find out the terms and conditions for downloading and using DOC's geospatial data.

The files are provided on an as is basis and should be used in conjunction with your local DOC office staff and a current NZTopo50 map. The files do not replace guidance, bookings nor permits.

Refer to the DOC Open Data Portal for full dataset metadata and descriptions.

All outdoor enthusiasts should be aware of safety in the outdoors and hunters must adhere to hunting and firearms safety.

Do not rely solely on a GPS device for navigation.


This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License. To view a copy of this licence, visit the Creative Commons website or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA.


  1. DOC makes no express or implied warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the data or information, nor its suitability for any purpose. Errors are inevitably part of any database, and can arise by a number of means, from errors during field data collection, to errors during data entry.
  2. DOC makes no warranties or representations as to possible infringement upon copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others in the data or information.
  3. DOC will not accept liability for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages, losses or expenses howsoever arising and relating to use, or lack of use, of the data or information supplied.

Guidelines for use of the information

Care should be taken in deriving conclusions from any data or information supplied. Any use of the data or information supplied should state when the data or information was acquired and that it may now be out-of-date.

Copyright obligations

All proprietary rights to the intellectual property in the data or information remain with the Crown as its sole property.

Modification of the data and information or the addition of the information does not confer copyright or any other form of property of the original material to a user.

All maps or reports that are derived from the data or information must acknowledge the Crown copyright, in the following way: Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai [year].

This information resource may be passed onto another party, in either hard copy or electronic form. If a user does this, then it is recommended that they also supply this metadata record with the information resource.


Geospatial Services Team

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