Introduction

Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in conservation areas in the Hawke's Bay 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

Ashworth Helicopters

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

heliash@gisborne.net.nz

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

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

Hill Country Helicopters

Helicopter transport, charters and tours in Kaimanawa, Kaweka and Ruahine Forest Park and Whanganui National Park.

hillcountry.helicopters@xtra.co.nz

Places:  Kaimanawa Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park; Ruahine Forest Park; Whanganui National Park

Services:  Transport

Lakeland Aviation

Helicopter services in Kaweka Forest Park and Kaimanawa Forest Park.

Phone: +64 7 378 0085

Places:  Kaimanawa Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park

Services:  Transport

Canoe Safaris

Guided canoeing/kayaking and rafting on the Whanganui River, Whanganui National Park and Mangapurua Valley Scenic Reserve, the Rangitikei River and on the Mohaka River, Kaweka Forest Park.

www.canoesafaris.co.nz

Places:  Bridge to Nowhere Walk; Kaweka Forest Park; Whanganui Journey; Whanganui National Park

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Rafting

Services:  Transport; Equipment rental; Accommodation; 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

Rangitikei Helicopters

Helicopter transport in Ruahine Forest Park.

simon@rangiheli.co.nz

Places:  Ruahine Forest Park

Services:  Transport

Wanganui Aero Work

Helicopter transport in Kaimanawa, Kaweka and Ruahine Forest Parks.

www.ravensdown.co.nz

Places:  Kaimanawa Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park; Ruahine Forest Park

Services:  Transport

Helicopter Services (BOP)

Helicopter transport in the Kaimanawa, Kaweka, Pureora and Ruahine Forest Parks.

www.helicopterservices.co.nz

Places:  Kaimanawa Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park; Pureora Forest Park; Ruahine Forest Park

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

East Kaweka Helicopters

Helicopter transport in Kaimanawa, Kaweka and Ruahine Forest Parks.

Email: cgcrosse@xtra.co.nz 
Phone: +64 6 839 8693

Places:  Kaimanawa Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park; Ruahine Forest Park

Services:  Transport

Helicopters Hawkes Bay

Scenic flights and transport in Kaweka, Ruahine and Kaimanawa Forest Parks.

www.helicoptershawkesbay.co.nz

Places:  Kaimanawa Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park; Ruahine Forest Park

Services:  Transport

Equipment rental

Canoe Safaris

Guided canoeing/kayaking and rafting on the Whanganui River, Whanganui National Park and Mangapurua Valley Scenic Reserve, the Rangitikei River and on the Mohaka River, Kaweka Forest Park.

www.canoesafaris.co.nz

Places:  Bridge to Nowhere Walk; Kaweka Forest Park; Whanganui Journey; Whanganui National Park

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Rafting

Services:  Transport; Equipment rental; Accommodation; Guided activities and tours

Accommodation

Canoe Safaris

Guided canoeing/kayaking and rafting on the Whanganui River, Whanganui National Park and Mangapurua Valley Scenic Reserve, the Rangitikei River and on the Mohaka River, Kaweka Forest Park.

www.canoesafaris.co.nz

Places:  Bridge to Nowhere Walk; Kaweka Forest Park; Whanganui Journey; Whanganui National Park

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Rafting

Services:  Transport; Equipment rental; Accommodation; Guided activities and tours

Facilities

Napier Māori Tours

Napier Māori Tours provide eco-cultural tours.

http://www.napiermaoritours.co.nz/

Places:  Ahuriri Estuary Walking Track

Services:  Facilities

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

One Cast Adventures

Guided fly fishing in Kaweka and Ruahine Forest Parks and the Hawke's Bay.

www.onecastadventures.co.nz

Places:  Kaweka Forest Park; Ruahine Forest Park

Activities:  Fishing

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

Kiwi Adventure Trust

Guided activities in the Hawke's Bay as part of outdoor education and team building programmes.

www.kiwi-adventure.co.nz

Places:  Ahuriri Estuary Walking Track; Boundary Stream area; Boundary Stream walks; Kaweka Forest Park; Ruahine Forest Park

Activities:  Caving; Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Guided activities and tours; Outdoor education and instruction

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

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

Gannet Beach Adventures

Guided tours to Cape Kidnappers mainland gannet colony, Hawke's Bay.

www.gannets.com

Places:  Cape Kidnappers/Te Kauwae-a-Māui Gannet Reserve

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Mohaka Rafting

Guided rafting on Mohaka and Ngaruroro Rivers in Kaweka and Kaimanawa Forest Parks.

www.mohakarafting.com

Places:  Kaimanawa Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park

Activities:  Rafting

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

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

Afoot

Guided walks and tramping in Ruahine and Kaweka Forest Parks, and Boundary Stream Mainland Island, Lake Tutira and White Pine Bush Scenic Reserve.

www.afoot.co.nz

Places:  Kaweka Forest Park; Ruahine Forest Park

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Outdoors Mangaweka

Guided activities in the Ruahine Forest Park, Mangaweka Scenic Reserve and the Haweanga Road Conservation Area.

www.mangaweka.co.nz

Places:  Ruahine Forest Park

Activities:  Camping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Waiohiki Community Charitable Trust

Guided tours at Otatara Pa, Hawke's Bay.

www.waiohikiartsvillage.com

Places:  Otatara Pa Historic Reserve

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

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

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

Canoe Safaris

Guided canoeing/kayaking and rafting on the Whanganui River, Whanganui National Park and Mangapurua Valley Scenic Reserve, the Rangitikei River and on the Mohaka River, Kaweka Forest Park.

www.canoesafaris.co.nz

Places:  Bridge to Nowhere Walk; Kaweka Forest Park; Whanganui Journey; Whanganui National Park

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Rafting

Services:  Transport; Equipment rental; Accommodation; 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

Outdoor education and instruction

Kiwi Adventure Trust

Guided activities in the Hawke's Bay as part of outdoor education and team building programmes.

www.kiwi-adventure.co.nz

Places:  Ahuriri Estuary Walking Track; Boundary Stream area; Boundary Stream walks; Kaweka Forest Park; Ruahine Forest Park

Activities:  Caving; Kayaking and canoeing

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

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