Introduction

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

Equipment rental

Cathedral Cove Dive and Snorkel

Rental and sale of snorkel equipment at Cathedral Cove.

www.hahei.co.nz/diving

Services:  Equipment rental

Guided activities and tours

Wrybill Birding Tours, NZ

Guided birding and wildlife walks and pelagic seabirding tours around the New Zealand coastline.

www.wrybill-tours.com

Places:  Ahuriri Estuary Walking Track; Arthur's Pass half-day walks ; Arthur's Pass National Park; Awarua-Waituna Wetlands; Boundary Stream area; Boundary Stream walks; Bridle Track; Cathedral Cove Walk; Fiordland National Park; Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Hāpūpū/J.M. Barker Historic Reserve; Hāpūpū/J.M. Barker Historic Reserve Walk; Henga Scenic Reserve; Henga Scenic Reserve Walk; Hollyford Track; Manauea/Ocean Mail Scenic Reserve Walk; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Nīkau Bush Conservation Area; Nīkau Bush Conservation Area Walk; Pureora Forest Park; Pureora Forest Park tramping tracks; Rakiura National Park; St James Conservation Area; St James Walkway; Tautuku walks; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks; Waituna Lagoon tracks

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  Guided activities and tours

New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association

Guided hunting trips throughout New Zealand run by member operators.

www.nzphga.com

Activities:  Hunting

Services:  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

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

Backroads

Guided walks as part of New Zealand tours.

www.backroads.com

Places:  Abel Tasman Coast Track; Abel Tasman National Park; Alex Knob Track; Arthur's Pass half-day walks ; Arthur's Pass National Park; Awaroa/Godley Head; Bridle Track; Cathedral Cove Walk; Craigieburn Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park tramping tracks; Craigieburn Forest Park walking tracks; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; Fox Glacier area; Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park; Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway; Karangahake Windows Walk; Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Lake Rotoiti (West Bay) walks; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Iron Track; Nelson Lakes National Park; Queen Charlotte Track; Rob Roy Track; Upper Clutha River Track; Waitawheta Tramway; West Matukituki Track

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  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

Koromiko Trek

Guided walks throughout the South Island and Coromandel.

www.koromikotrek.com

Places:  Alex Knob Track; Alpine Nature Walk; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arthur’s Pass Walking Track ; Arthur's Pass half-day walks ; Arthur's Pass National Park; Arthur's Pass short walking tracks ; Bealey Spur Track; Callery Gorge Walk; Cookson Kauri Walk; Coromandel Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park; Dean Forest Conservation Area; Devils Punchbowl Walking Track; Douglas Walk; Fiordland National Park; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere; Harihari area; Kauaeranga Valley; Kauaeranga Valley tramping tracks; Kea Point Track; Lake Hauroko Lookout Track; Lake Monowai Peninsula Lookout Track; Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve; Lewis Tops Track; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mt Aicken Track; Nelson Lakes National Park; Ōkārito area; Ōkārito walking tracks; Red Tarns Track; Rob Roy Track; Rough Creek Track; Sealy Tarns Track; Square Kauri Tree ; St Arnaud Range Track; St James Conservation Area; St James Walkway; Twin Kauri Track; Waiomu Kauri Grove Walk; Westland Tai Poutini National Park; Willberg Walk

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

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

Canyonz Limited

Canyoning tours in the Coromandel and Waitakere Ranges including Atuatumoe Stream and abseiling at Edward's Lookout – Kauaeranga Valley.

www.canyonz.co.nz

Places:  Billygoat Circuit

Activities:  Climbing; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Little Brown Kiwi Adventure Education

Outdoor education for international students and schools throughout New Zealand.

http://littlebrownkiwi.kiwi/

Places:  Coromandel Walkway and mountain bike track; Moke Lake Loop Track; Mt Crichton Loop Track; Otago Central Rail Trail; Routeburn Nature Walk

Services:  Guided activities and tours; Outdoor education and instruction

Escape-Adventurous Journeys Limited

Escape-Adventurous Journeys offer guiding services in Central North Island, Bay of Plenty and Coromandel.

+64 21 709 209

Places:  Coromandel Forest Park; Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park; Kaimanawa Forest Park; Rotopounamu Track; Round the Mountain Track; Silica Rapids Walk; Tama Lakes Track; Taranaki Falls Walk; Tongariro National Park; Urchin and Umukarikari tracks; Waiomu Kauri Grove Walk; Waipakihi River tracks; Waitaia Track; Waitawheta Tramway

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Sidetracks

Guided walks as part of a tour throughout New Zealand.

www.sidetracks.co.nz

Places:  Abel Tasman Coast Track; Abel Tasman National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arthur's Pass half-day walks ; Arthur's Pass National Park; Awaroa/Godley Head; Banks Peninsula area; Ben Lomond Track; Bendigo area; Cameron Valley Track; Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua; Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua Lighthouse Walk; Cathedral Cove Walk; Cave Stream Scenic Reserve; Craigieburn Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park tramping tracks; Craigieburn Forest Park walking tracks; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; East Matukituki Valley tracks; Egmont National Park; Farewell Spit and Puponga Farm Park; Fiordland National Park; Glory Cove Scenic Reserve; Heaphy Track; Hollyford Track; Jacks Blowhole Track; Kahurangi National Park; Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway; Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) to Pandora; Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area; Lake Monowai/Borland Road area; Lake Rotoiti (West Bay) walks; Lake Sumner Forest Park; Mavora Lakes Conservation Park; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Iron Track; Mt Fyffe and the Seaward Kaikōura Range; Nelson Lakes National Park; Pirongia Forest Park; Pisa Conservation Area tramping tracks; Rakiura National Park; Rakiura Track; Rob Roy Track; Routeburn Track; Routeburn Track: Key Summit Track; Tangihua Forest; Tautuku walks; Te Paki Recreation Reserve; Te Werahi Beach to Twilight Beach; Tunnel Beach Track; Twilight - Te Werahi Loop Track; Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara walking tracks; Upper Clutha River Track; Whareorino Conservation Area

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Meghan Maloney Photography

Guided walks for photography workshops.

www.meghanmaloneyphotography.co.nz

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arrowtown area; Arrowtown Chinese Settlement; Arthur's Pass National Park; Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks; Blue Pools Track; Bob’s Cove Bridle Track; Bob’s Cove Track & Nature Walk; Catlins coastal area; Coromandel Town area; Devils Punchbowl Walking Track; Fantail Bay Track; Farewell Spit and Puponga Farm Park; Farewell Spit and Puponga Farm Park tracks; Fiordland National Park; Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere Walk; Glenorchy area; Glenorchy Walkway; Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve; Hokitika Gorge Walk; Hooker Valley Track; Kaihoka Lakes Walk; Karangahake Gorge; Lake Gunn Nature Walk; Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve; Lake Marian Falls Track; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Mangakara Nature Walk; Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk; Marokopa Falls Walk; Matai Falls Walk; McLean Falls Walk; Milford Foreshore Walk; Milford Sound Lookout Track; Mirror Lakes Walk; Moke Lake Loop Track; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mt Crichton Loop Track; Nugget Point/Tokata walks; Peters Pool Walk; Piopio area; Piripiri Cave Walk; Piroa Falls Track; Pirongia Forest Park; Queenstown area; Raglan area; Red Tarns Track; Routeburn Nature Walk; Takaka area; The Chasm Walk; Twelve Mile Delta to Bob’s Cove Track; Waiau Falls and Kauri Grove Lookout Walk; Wairēinga/Bridal Veil Falls ; Waitanguru Falls Walk; Waitomo area; 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

Hahei Explorer

Boat tour of the marine reserve at Cathedral Cove.

www.haheiexplorer.co.nz

Activities:  Boating

Services:  Guided activities and tours

New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association

Guided fishing trips throughout New Zealand run by member operators.

www.fishingguides.co.nz

Activities:  Fishing

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Flying Kiwi Wilderness Expeditions

Guided activities as part of adventure tours in the North and South Islands.

www.flyingkiwi.com

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier area; Lake Rerewhakaaitu Recreation Reserve; Milford Road/Milford Sound area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Paparoa National Park; Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve; Southern Paparoa Range; Tongariro National Park

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Skiing and ski touring

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Cathedral Cove Kayaks

Half and full day guided kayaking tours to Cathedral Cove, Waikawau Bay, Stony Bay, Fletcher Bay, Fantail Bay Recreation Reserves and Horseshoe Bay Scenic Reserve, Coromandel Peninsula.

www.seakayaktours.co.nz

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Walking Legends

Guided walks for Lake Waikaremoana, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park and Coromandel Peninsula.

www.walkinglegends.com

Places:  Cathedral Cove Walk; Cookson Kauri Walk; Coromandel Walkway and mountain bike track; Kaharoa Conservation Area; Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk); Kauaeranga Valley short walks; Kauaeranga Valley tramping tracks; Kauri Block Track; Lake Waikaremoana area; Lake Waikaremoana Track; Maunga Kākaramea Summit Track; Maunga Kākaramea-Crater Lake Walk; Okere Falls Scenic Reserve; Okere Falls Track; Te Urewera; Tongariro Alpine Crossing; Tongariro National Park; Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park; Whirinaki Track

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Harry's Adventure Tours

Guided walks in the Coromandel and Wanaka areas as part of a tour around New Zealand.

www.harrytours.de

Places:  Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat conservation areas; Rob Roy Track

Services:  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

Little Brown Kiwi Adventure Education

Outdoor education for international students and schools throughout New Zealand.

http://littlebrownkiwi.kiwi/

Places:  Coromandel Walkway and mountain bike track; Moke Lake Loop Track; Mt Crichton Loop Track; Otago Central Rail Trail; Routeburn Nature Walk

Services:  Guided activities and tours; Outdoor education and instruction

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