Introduction

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

Helihunt 'n' Fish Taupo

Helicopter transport in Whirinaki, Kaimanawa and Pureroa Forest Parks.

Email: p.janssen@xtra.co.nz

Places:  Kaimanawa Forest Park; Pureora Forest Park; Waipunga Forest; Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Services:  Transport

Helisika

Helicopter transport in Waioeka, Whirinaki, Kaimanawa, Pureroa, Kaweka and Ruahine Forest Parks.

www.helisika.co.nz

Places:  Kaimanawa Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park; Pureora Forest Park; Ruahine Forest Park; Waioeka Conservation Area; Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Services:  Transport

Volcanic Air Safaris

Scenic helicopter and floatplane tours in the Bay of Plenty region.

www.volcanicair.co.nz

Places:  Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve; Te Urewera; Waioeka Gorge Scenic Reserve; Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Services:  Transport

Central Helicopters

Helicopter transport in the eastern Bay of Plenty, Urutawa and Waioeka Conservation Areas.

www.centralhelicopters.co.nz

Places:  Waioeka Conservation Area

Services:  Transport

HeliBike Rotorua Ltd

Helicopter delivery and mountain biking in the Whirinaki Forest.

http://helibikerotorua.nz/

Places:  Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Services:  Transport

Jailhouse Shuttles

Operates a shuttle service and transport in your own vehicle to all the tramping and mountain biking tracks in the Whirinaki Forest.

www.whirinakiforestholidays.co.nz/shuttles/

Places:  Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Services:  Transport

Whirinaki Forest Holidays Shuttle

Shuttle to all Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tane Conservation Park tracks for hunters, hikers, day-trippers and mountain-bikers.

www.whirinakiforestholidays.co.nz

Places:  Arohaki Lagoon Track; H Tree Track; Sanctuary Track; Waiatiu Falls Track; Whirinaki Track

Services:  Transport

Gisborne Helicopters

Helicopter transport and scenic flights in Kaweka Forest Park, East Coast Hawke's Bay.

www.gisbornehelicopters.co.nz

Places:  Kaweka Forest Park; Waioeka Conservation Area

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Property Prospects

Helicopter transport in Waipunga Forest, Whirinaki, Pureroa and Ruahine Forest Parks.

adamfi@xtra.co.nz

Places:  Pureora Forest Park; Ruahine Forest Park; Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Services:  Transport

Waimana Helicopters

Helicopter transport in Waioeka and Motu conservation areas, and Te Urewera.

waiheli@wave.co.nz

Places:  Te Urewera; Waioeka Conservation Area

Services:  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

Opotiki Helicopters NZ Ltd

Helicopters landings sites in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and East Coast District

Steven Woods

steve@opotikihelicopters.co.nz

http://opotikihelicopters.co.nz/

Cell Phone:027 6550050

Places:  Te Urewera

Services:  Transport

Ashworth Helicopters

Helicopter transport within East Coast Bay of Plenty and Wellington Hawkes Bay.

heliash@gisborne.net.nz

Services:  Transport

Heliresources Ltd

Helicopter transport services.

www.heliresources.co.nz

Places:  Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Services:  Transport

Accommodation

The Way (Word of Faith) Ministries

Camping in Opoutama Sections Conservation Area.

alicefreida@xtra.co.nz or +64 6 837 5701

Activities:  Camping

Services:  Accommodation

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

New Zealand Mountain Biking

Offers first class half day and full day guided biking adventures in some of New Zealand’s most spectacular forests.

http://www.newzealandmountainbiking.com/

Places:  Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

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

Dolphin Blue

Day trips and charters to view whales, dolphins and seals, and swimming with dolphins outside Tauranga Harbour.

www.dolphinblue.co.nz

Activities:  Boating

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Multi-Day Adventures New Zealand

Guided walking, sea kayaking, mountain biking and rafting trips in the North Island.

www.multidayadventures.co.nz

Places:  Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve; Raukumara Conservation Park; Te Urewera; Tongariro Forest Conservation Area; Tongariro National Park

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Gisborne Helicopters

Helicopter transport and scenic flights in Kaweka Forest Park, East Coast Hawke's Bay.

www.gisbornehelicopters.co.nz

Places:  Kaweka Forest Park; Waioeka Conservation Area

Services:  Transport; 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

Te Urewera Treks

Indigenous guided walks with a focus on sustainability and Māori Tikanga.

https://www.teureweratreks.co.nz/

Places:  Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Cartesian Technologies

Guided half and full day tours in the Bay of Plenty.

84 Arawa Street   
Matata, RD4,
Whakatane
Telephone: +64 7 322 2102

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

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

Whirinaki Rainforest Experiences

A full day experience with expert guides providing entertainment, education, enlightenment and enrichment.

http://whirinaki.com/

Places:  Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Wet 'n' Wild Rafting Company

Guided white water rafting on Kaituna, Rangitaiki, Wairoa, Motu and Mohaka rivers.

www.wetnwildrafting.co.nz

Places:  Kaweka Forest Park

Activities:  Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Whirinaki Forest Footsteps

Whirinaki Forest Footsteps is a unique glimpse into the lives of Māori living in the ancient Whirinaki Rainforest through guided walking tours with knowledgeable local Māori guides.

https://whirinakiforestfootsteps.co.nz/

Places:  Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

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

Hiking New Zealand

Guided multi-activity adventure tours in the South and North Island.

www.hikingnewzealand.com

Places:  Angelus Hut tracks and routes; Arohaki Lagoon Track; Ben Lomond Track; Cascade Saddle Route; Donnelly Flat Loop Walk; Earnslaw Burn Track; Egmont National Park; Fiordland National Park; Gentle Annie Track; Gertrude Saddle Route; Gillespie Pass Circuit; Kaimanawa Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park; Kepler Track: Carpark to Luxmore Hut; Lake Marian Track; Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve; Lake Waikareiti Walk; Lake Waikaremoana Track; Makahu Road tramping tracks; Mid Pohangina Hut Track; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit; Nelson Lakes National Park; North Egmont day tramps; Okere Falls Scenic Reserve; Okere Falls Track; Queenstown area; Rees-Dart Track; Rob Roy Track; Round the Mountain Track; Routeburn Track: Key Summit Track; Routeburn Track: Lake Howden Track; Ruahine Forest Park; Ruapani Circuit Track; Sunrise Track; Tararua Forest Park; Tararua Southern Crossing; Tarawera Outlet to Falls Track; Tarawera Outlet to Humphries Bay; Tautuku walks; Tongariro National Park; Whakapapa Village short walks; Whakapapaiti Valley Track; Whirinaki Track

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Tread Routes

Guided cycle trail and mountain bike trips in the North Island, as well as guided walking to tracks.

www.treadroutes.co.nz

Places:  Kaimanawa Forest Park; Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway; Taupō area; The Timber Trail: Pureora - Ongarue; Tongariro National Park

Activities:  Mountain biking

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Foris eco-tours

Guided day walks in the Whirinaki Forest Park.

www.foris.co.nz

Places:  Arohaki Lagoon Track; Sanctuary Track; Te Urewera; Waiatiu Falls Track; Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

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

Hiking New Zealand

Hikes, tours and adventures to suit all people and fitness levels.

www.hikingnewzealand.com

Places:  Ahuriri Conservation Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Arthur's Pass National Park; Banks Peninsula area; Cave Stream Scenic Reserve; Craigieburn Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park tramping tracks; Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area; Lake Sumner Forest Park; Mueller Hut Route; Oxford Forest Conservation Area; Ruataniwha Conservation Park; St James Conservation Area; St James Walkway; Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Activities:  Boating; Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Rafting; Skiing and ski touring; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

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