Introduction

Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in conservation areas in the Auckland region.

DOC Approved label.

This page lists businesses that have DOC's approval to operate in the areas it manages and can display the DOC Approved label.

What the DOC Approved label means to visitors
How to get DOC's approval for your business

For more information, email docapproved@doc.govt.nz

List these providers by service:

Transport

Bus and Coach Association New Zealand

Charter bus services to carparks at conservation areas around New Zealand.

https://www.busandcoach.co.nz/

Services:  Transport

Fullers Group

Regular ferry service to Rangitoto Island and guided tours of the island.

www.fullers.co.nz

Places:  Rangitoto Island; Rangitoto Island longer walks; Rangitoto Island shorter walks; Rangitoto Summit Track

Activities:  Boating

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Equipment rental

Auckland Sea Kayaks

Independent rentals and guided kayaking tours including overnight camping in and around the Hauraki Gulf.

www.aucklandseakayaks.co.nz

Places:  Great Barrier Island/Aotea; Kawau Island Historic Reserve; Motuihe Island; Motuora Island; Motutapu Island ; Motutapu Island longer walks; Motutapu Island shorter walks; Motutapu Walkway; Rangitoto Island; Rangitoto Island longer walks; Rangitoto Island shorter walks; Rangitoto Summit Track; Stony Batter Historic Reserve walks; Tiritiri Matangi Island

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Equipment rental; Guided activities and tours

Accommodation

Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp Trust

Outdoor education programmes based in Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp on the northern shores of Motutapu Island.

www.motutapucamp.org.nz

Places:  Motutapu Island ; Tongariro National Park

Services:  Accommodation; Guided activities and tours; Outdoor education and instruction

Facilities

Mansion House Cafe

The Mansion House Cafe is located in the Kawau Island Historic Reserve and caters for weddings and other events.

 

Contact  Maree Pickett on +64 9 422 8903

Places:  Kawau Island Historic Reserve

Services:  Facilities; Weddings

Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust

Guided walks, museum and shop on Rangitoto Island.

www.rangitoto.org

Places:  Rangitoto Island

Services:  Facilities; Guided activities and tours

Motutapu Restoration Trust

Visitor centre in Reid Homestead, Motutapu Island.

www.motutapu.org.nz

Places:  Motutapu Island

Services:  Facilities

Guided activities and tours

Fullers Group

Regular ferry service to Rangitoto Island and guided tours of the island.

www.fullers.co.nz

Places:  Rangitoto Island; Rangitoto Island longer walks; Rangitoto Island shorter walks; Rangitoto Summit Track

Activities:  Boating

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

ANZ Nature Tours

Tour packages and tailor-made travels for individual travellers and groups within New Zealand. Self-drive and special interest tours for travel agents as well as independent travellers.

www.anznaturetours.com

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Magic Broomstick (Segway) Tours

Guided tours of North Head and Fort Takapuna Historic Reserves.

www.magicbroomsticktours.co.nz/

Places:  Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve; Fort Takapuna Historic Walk; Maungauika/North Head Historic Reserve

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp Trust

Outdoor education programmes based in Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp on the northern shores of Motutapu Island.

www.motutapucamp.org.nz

Places:  Motutapu Island ; Tongariro National Park

Services:  Accommodation; Guided activities and tours; Outdoor education and instruction

Star Treks

Locally guided treks and Dark Sky adventures, Great Barrier Island.

www.startreks.kiwi 

Places:  Great Barrier Island/Aotea

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Auckland Sea Kayaks

Independent rentals and guided kayaking tours including overnight camping in and around the Hauraki Gulf.

www.aucklandseakayaks.co.nz

Places:  Great Barrier Island/Aotea; Kawau Island Historic Reserve; Motuihe Island; Motuora Island; Motutapu Island ; Motutapu Island longer walks; Motutapu Island shorter walks; Motutapu Walkway; Rangitoto Island; Rangitoto Island longer walks; Rangitoto Island shorter walks; Rangitoto Summit Track; Stony Batter Historic Reserve walks; Tiritiri Matangi Island

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Equipment rental; Guided activities and tours

Got To Get Out

A socially good adventure group that hosts hikes and mountain biking for adults. They take school or community groups into nature, arrange team building events for corporate groups, and provide bus transport, bikes and guided tours.

www.gottogetout.com

Places:  Akaroa Head Scenic Reserve walk; Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge Track; Angelus Hut via Speargrass Track and Speargrass Creek Route; Arawata Bridle Track; Arohaki Lagoon Track; Around the Mountain Circuit; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Awaroa/Godley Head Loop Track; Beehive Creek Walkway; Ben Lomond Track; Big Bend Track; Billygoat Circuit; Black Hill Hut tracks; Blue Pools Track; Bob’s Cove Bridle Track; Boyd, Oamaru and Cascade Hut tracks; Bream Head Scenic Reserve; Bridge to Nowhere Walk; Broken Hills walking tracks; Butterfields Wetland Walk; Canaan Downs mountain bike tracks; Christchurch to Little River Rail Trail; Cookson Kauri Walk; Crown Track to Dickey's Flat; Daly's Clearing Loop Track; Deans Bank Track; Donnelly Flat Loop Walk; Farewell Spit and Puponga Farm Park tracks; Field Hut and Table Top; Five Mile Loop Track; Flora Hut and Mount Arthur Hut tracks; Gentle Annie Track; Gibbston River Trail; Glenroy Water Race Track; Goldie Bush Walkway ; Grahams Bush Track; H Tree Track; Haast Pass Lookout Track; Hakarimata Rail Trail; Hakarimata Summit Track; Harwoods Hole Track; Hawksbury lagoon and beach walk; Hay Scenic Reserve walk; Holdsworth - Kaitoke Track; Holdsworth roadend to Powell Hut/Mount Holdsworth; Hotoritori mountain bike trails; Huka Falls tracks; Kaiaraara Track to Mt Hobson (Hirakimata); Kaitoke Hot Springs Track to Mt Hobson (Hirakimata); Kakahu Bush tracks; Kakepuku Track; Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk); Kauaeranga Valley short walks; Kauri Dam Walk; Kauri Loop Track; Lake Clearwater tracks; Lake Dispute to Moke Lake Track; Lake Dispute Track; Lake Emily tracks; Lake Emma to Lake Camp Track; Lake Hayes Walkway; Lake Rotoroa walking tracks; Leitch's Track; Little Manganuku Track ; Long Beach Walk; Main Ridge Track; Major Hornbrook Track; Manawatu Gorge Loop Track; Mangamate Loop Track; Mangaone Walkway; Mangapurua/Kaiwhakauka Track; Maratoto - Golden Cross Track; Middle Ridge Track; Minaret Burn Track; Moerangi Track; Moke Lake Loop Track; Mokoroa Falls Track; Mokoroa Stream Track ; Motutara Recreation Reserve Walk; Mount Arthur summit; Mount Iron Track; Mount Pureora from Link Road; Mount Somers Track; Mt Crichton Loop Track; Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit; Newcastle Track; Nga Taonga Nature Walk; Nīkau Palm Gully Scenic Reserve walk; Okahukura Loop; Okura Bush Walkway; Orari Gorge Track; Orokonui lagoon walk; Ōrongorongo Track; Otago Central Rail Trail; Ōtepatotu Scenic Reserve walk; Outram Glen to Lee Stream Walk; Parata Tramping Track; Peach Cove Track; Pirau Ridge Track; Pirongia summit via Bell & Tahuanui Tracks; Port FitzRoy: Old Lady Track; Port FitzRoy: Warren's and Bridle Tracks; Potts River tracks; Pukatea Ridge Track; Puketi and Omahuta Forests; Puketi Nature Trail ; Pupu Hydro Walkway; Rangituhi/Colonial Knob Walk; Rangiwahia Hut Track; Remutaka Rail Trail; Rimu Walk; Rocky Lookout; Rokaiwhenua Stream Walk; Roys Peak Track; Ruapane Lookout; Ryde Falls tracks; Sanctuary Track; Sandfly Bay Track; Sandymount Track; Select Loop Road; Seven Mile Track/Wilson Bay Track; Smugglers Bay Loop Track; Speargrass Track; Stony Batter Historic Reserve walks; Sunrise Track; Sylvester Hut Track; Taieri River Track; Tangihua Forest; Tangihua Forest Nature Walk; Tauranga Loop Track; Te Ara Pātaka/Summit Walkway; Te Henga Walkway; Te Iringa Track; Te Puia Hut Track and Mangatainoka Hot Springs; Te Waiti Hut Walk; Te Whara Track; Teetotal mountain bike tracks; The Timber Trail: Pureora - Ongarue; Tutakakahikura Scenic Reserve walk; Tweedies Gully Walk ; Twelve Mile Delta to Bob’s Cove Track; Upper Clutha River Track; Urchin and Umukarikari tracks; Waiatiu Falls Track; Waiau Falls and Kauri Grove Lookout Walk; Waihaha Hut Track; Waihora Lagoon Walk; Waiomu Kauri Grove Walk; Waipapa Loop Track; Waipapa River Track; Waitomo Walkway; Wentworth Valley walks; West Matukituki Track; Whakapono and Tumanako tracks; Whangaparapara: Old Mill Track; Wharauroa and Mahaukura Lookouts; Wharekirauponga Track; Whirinaki Forest Mountain Bike Track; Whirinaki Track; Whirinaki Waterfall Loop Track; Whisky Falls; White Pine Bush Track; Windy Canyon and Palmer's Track to Mt Hobson (Hirakimata); Woodside Glen Walk; Yeoman's Track

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Habitat Tours

Conforming track guiding in the Auckland Region.

www.habitattours.co.nz

Places:  Dome Forest car park to Govan Wilson Rd, Matakana ; Dome Forest car park to lookout ; Dome Forest car park to Waiwhiu Grove; Goldie Bush Walkway ; Moirs Hill Walkway ; Muriwai and Te Henga area; Okura Bush Scenic Reserve; Okura Bush Walkway; Te Henga Walkway; Warkworth area

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust

Guided walks, museum and shop on Rangitoto Island.

www.rangitoto.org

Places:  Rangitoto Island

Services:  Facilities; Guided activities and tours

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays

Guided walks as part of tours throughout New Zealand.

www.ramblersholidays.co.uk

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Ben Lomond Track; Cathedral Cove Walk; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier area; Kaimanawa Forest Park; Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Lake Rotoiti (West Bay) walks; Lake Sylvan Track; Maungauika/North Head Historic Reserve; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Iron Track; Mt Crichton Loop Track; Nelson Lakes National Park; Routeburn Track; Ruakuri Walk; Taupō area; Tongariro National Park; Westland Tai Poutini National Park; Whirinaki Track

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Fergs Kayaks

Guided walk on Rangitoto Island as part of kayaking tour.

www.fergskayaks.co.nz

Places:  Rangitoto Island; Rangitoto Island longer walks; Rangitoto Island shorter walks; Rangitoto Summit Track

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Antipodes Travel Ltd

Tailor-made tours for independent travellers or group tours within New Zealand.

www.antipodes-travel.com

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Ball Pass Crossing; Ben Lomond Track; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; Fiordland National Park; Hollyford Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Makarora area; Makarora Valley Track; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Iron Track; Nelson Lakes National Park; Ohakune short walks; Queen Charlotte Track; Rangitoto Island; Rangitoto Island longer walks; Rangitoto Island shorter walks; Rangitoto Summit Track; Rob Roy Track; Tongariro National Park; Travers-Sabine Circuit; Tunnel Beach Track; Westland Tai Poutini National Park; Whakapapa Village short walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Kiwi Wildlife Tours

Guided bird watching tours throughout New Zealand.

www.kiwi-wildlife.co.nz

Places:  Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Great Barrier Island/Aotea; Rakiura National Park; Tiritiri Matangi Island

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Social Nature Movement Ltd: Concessionaires

Guiding on selected tracks in both the North and South islands.

Social Nature Movement website.

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Arthur's Pass National Park; Coromandel Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park; Egmont National Park; Fiordland National Park; Great Barrier Island/Aotea; Hihitahi Forest Sanctuary; Kahurangi National Park; Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park; Karangahake Gorge; Kaweka Forest Park; Lake Sumner Forest Park; Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Richmond Forest Park; Muriwai and Te Henga area; Nelson Lakes National Park; Okura Bush Scenic Reserve; Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve; Pureora Forest Park; Rakiura National Park; Remutaka Forest Park; Ruahine Forest Park; Ruataniwha Conservation Park; Tangihua Forest; Tararua Forest Park; Waima & Mataraua Forests; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours; Outdoor education and instruction

Black Sheep Touring Company

Guided short walks in Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Taupo/Tongariro, Nelson/Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago and Southland.

https://www.blacksheeptouring.co.nz/

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Navi Outdoor Tours New Zealand

Guided walks in the top North Island.

www.navi.co.nz

Places:  Cathedral Cove Walk; Hahei area; Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park; Tiritiri Matangi Island ; Wairere Falls Track

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Island Escape Cruises

Short walks on islands in the Bay of Islands as part of a cruise.

www.islandescape.co.nz

Places:  Moturua Island Scenic Reserve; Urupukapuka Island Recreation Reserve

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Nature Quest New Zealand

Custom birding and natural history tours for individuals and groups throughout New Zealand. Private self-drive trips and special interest tours for overseas tour companies and conservation societies.

www.naturequest.co.nz

Places:  Arrowtown area; Arthur's Pass National Park; Bendigo area; Fiordland National Park; Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Kahurangi National Park; Kopuwai Conservation Area; Lake Alta Track; Lake Marian Track; Lake Rotoiti (West Bay) walks; Makarora Valley Track; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Nelson Lakes National Park; Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve; Pinnacles Track; Pisa Conservation Area tramping tracks; Pureora Forest Park; Pureora Forest Park tramping tracks; Queen Charlotte Sound walking tracks; Rakiura National Park; Rob Roy Track; Tautuku walks; Te Waikoropupū Springs; Tiritiri Matangi Island ; Travers-Sabine Circuit; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks; West Matukituki Track

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Historic Forts of Auckland

Guided tours on North Head and Fort Takapuna.

www.forts.org.nz

Places:  Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve; Maungauika/North Head Historic Reserve

Services:  Guided activities and tours

White Cloud Travel Limited

Guided touring service specialising in custom, small group tours of New Zealand's South Island and Auckland Area.

www.whitecloudtravel.com

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Ngai Tai Ki Tamariki Tribal Trust

Guided walks on Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands.

https://tehaerenga.nz/

Places:  Motutapu Island ; Motutapu Island longer walks; Motutapu Island shorter walks; Motutapu Walkway; Rangitoto Island; Rangitoto Island longer walks; Rangitoto Island shorter walks; Rangitoto Summit Track

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Terra Nova Tours Ltd

Guided day walking activity throughout New Zealand including the Queen Charlotte Track and Abel Tasman National Park.

https://www.inspirednztours.co.nz/https://www.terranovatours.co.nz/english.html

 

Places:  Abel Tasman National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Valley Walk; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk; Hooker Valley Track; Motuara Island Lookout Track ; Nelson Lakes National Park; Paparoa National Park; Queen Charlotte Track; Rakiura National Park; Tongariro National Park; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Bush & Beach

Guided day walks in the Auckland region, Great Barrier Island, Cathedral Cove/Coromandel Peninsula.

www.bushandbeach.co.nz

Places:  Cathedral Cove Walk; Great Barrier Island/Aotea

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi

Guided walks on Tiritiri Matangi Island.

www.tiritirimatangi.org.nz

Places:  Tiritiri Matangi Island

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Fort Stony Batter Heritage Park Ltd

Guided tours of the historic underground tunnels.

www.stonybattertunnels.nz/

Places:  Stony Batter Historic Reserve; Waiheke Island

Activities:  Caving

Services:  Guided activities and tours

ISS-McKay

Guided walks as part of a cruise boat tour.

www.iss-mckay.co.nz

Places:  Great Barrier Island/Aotea; Tiritiri Matangi Island

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Black Sheep Touring Co

Guided walks as part of small-group and bespoke guided tours of New Zealand.

www.blacksheeptouring.co.nz

Places:  Arohaki Lagoon Track; Bridle Track; Cameron Valley Track; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; Ferndale tracks; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier area; French Pass Lookout Track; Glenorchy area; Glenorchy Walkway; Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Herekino Forest Track; Hinehopu/Hongi's Track; Kahurangi National Park; Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway; Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park; Kaimai Summit Loop Track; Kaimanawa Forest Park; Lake Dispute to Moke Lake Track; Lake Dispute Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Lake Rotoiti (West Bay) walks; Lake Rotoroa walking tracks; Lake Sylvan Track; Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve; Maitai Bay Headland Track; Makarora Valley Track; Maunga Kākaramea Summit Track; Maunga Kākaramea-Crater Lake Walk; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mimiwhangata Coastal Park; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Iron Track; Nelson Lakes National Park; Ngaiotonga - Twin Bole Track; Ohakune short walks; Okere Falls Scenic Reserve; Okere Falls Track; Orokawa Scenic Reserve; Orokawa Scenic Reserve short walking tracks; Otanewainuku Forest; Otanewainuku walking tracks; Pukenui Forest tracks; Rakiura National Park; Sanctuary Track; Seven Mile Track/Wilson Bay Track; Taheke Waterfall Track; Tangihua Forest; Tangihua Forest Nature Walk; Tarawera Falls Track; Tarawera Outlet to Falls Track; Te Henga Walkway; Te Paki Recreation Reserve; Te Waikoropupū Springs; Tongariro National Park; Travers-Sabine Circuit; Waiatiu Falls Track; West Matukituki Track; Westland Tai Poutini National Park; Whakapapa Village short walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Outdoor education and instruction

Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp Trust

Outdoor education programmes based in Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp on the northern shores of Motutapu Island.

www.motutapucamp.org.nz

Places:  Motutapu Island ; Tongariro National Park

Services:  Accommodation; Guided activities and tours; Outdoor education and instruction

Social Nature Movement Ltd: Concessionaires

Guiding on selected tracks in both the North and South islands.

Social Nature Movement website.

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Arthur's Pass National Park; Coromandel Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park; Egmont National Park; Fiordland National Park; Great Barrier Island/Aotea; Hihitahi Forest Sanctuary; Kahurangi National Park; Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park; Karangahake Gorge; Kaweka Forest Park; Lake Sumner Forest Park; Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Richmond Forest Park; Muriwai and Te Henga area; Nelson Lakes National Park; Okura Bush Scenic Reserve; Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve; Pureora Forest Park; Rakiura National Park; Remutaka Forest Park; Ruahine Forest Park; Ruataniwha Conservation Park; Tangihua Forest; Tararua Forest Park; Waima & Mataraua Forests; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours; Outdoor education and instruction

Weddings

Mansion House Cafe

The Mansion House Cafe is located in the Kawau Island Historic Reserve and caters for weddings and other events.

 

Contact  Maree Pickett on +64 9 422 8903

Places:  Kawau Island Historic Reserve

Services:  Facilities; Weddings

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