Introduction

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

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:

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; Mangapurua Kaiwhakauka valleys; Rangitikei River mouth coastal reserves; Whanganui Journey; Whanganui National Park

Activities:  Guided walks; Kayaking and canoeing; Rafting

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

Property Prospects

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

adamfi@xtra.co.nz

Places:  Eastern Ruahine Forest Park; Pureora Forest Park; Western Ruahine Forest Park; Whirinaki Forest Park

Services:  Transport

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 day walks; Arthur's Pass half-day walks; Arthur's Pass National Park; Arthur's Pass short walking tracks; Arthur's Pass: Edwards - Hawdon route; Awarua Wetlands; Boundary Stream Mainland Island; Boundary Stream Walks; Bridle Track; Cathedral Cove Walk; Catlins Highway; Coromandel Peninsula; Curio Bay/Porpoise Bay; Fiordland National Park; Hapupu Reserve Walk; Henga Reserve Walk; Henga Scenic Reserve; Hollyford Track; J.M. Barker (Hapupu) National Historic Reserve; Milford Road/Milford Sound; Moeraki Boulders; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mt Fyffe and the Seaward Kaikoura Range; Nikau Bush Conservation Area; Nikau Bush Walk; Nugget Point/Tokata; Ocean Mail Reserve Walk; Ocean Mail Scenic Reserve; Pureora Forest Park; Pureora short walks; Pureora tramping tracks; Pureora walking tracks; Rakiura National Park; Springs Junction - Lewis Pass; St James Conservation Area; St James Walkway; Stewart Island/Rakiura; Stewart Island/Rakiura day tramping tracks; Stewart Island/Rakiura day walking tracks; Stewart Island/Rakiura short day walks; Tautuku walks; Ulva Island Open Sanctuary; Ulva Island walking tracks; Wairau Lagoons Walkway; Waituna Lagoon tracks

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Guided walks

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:  Eastern Ruahine Forest Park; Western Ruahine Forest Park

Activities:  Camping; Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Bus and Coach Association New Zealand

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

List of DOC-approved member operators

Places:  

Services:  Transport

Wanganui Aero Work

Helicopter transport in Kaimanawa, Kaweka and Ruahine Forest Parks.

www.ravensdown.co.nz

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

Services:  Transport

New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association

Guided hunting trips throughout New Zealand run by member operators.

www.nzphga.com

Places:  

Activities:  Hunting

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

Rangitikei Helicopters

Helicopter transport in Ruahine Forest Park.

simon@rangiheli.co.nz

Places:  Eastern Ruahine Forest Park; Western Ruahine Forest Park

Activities:  Scenic flights

Services:  Transport

Gannet Beach Adventures

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

www.gannets.com

Places:  Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching

Services:  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:  Eastern Ruahine Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park; Western Ruahine Forest Park; White Pine Bush Scenic Reserve

Activities:  Guided walks

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:  Eastern Ruahine Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park

Activities:  Fishing

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Helicopters Hawkes Bay

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

www.helicoptershawkesbay.co.nz

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

Services:  Transport

Waiohiki Community Charitable Trust

Guided tours at Otatara Pa, Hawke's Bay.

www.waiohikiartsvillage.com

Places:  Otatara Pa Historic Reserve

Activities:  Guided walks; Historic sites

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

Places:  

Activities:  Fishing

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; Dawson Falls tramping tracks; Donnelly Flat Loop Walk; Earnslaw Burn Track; Eastern Ruahine Forest Park; Egmont National Park; Fiordland National Park; Gentle Annie Track; Gertrude Saddle Route; Gillespie Pass Circuit; Haast Pass Highway walks; Invincible Gold Mine; Kaimanawa Forest Park; Kaimanawa Forest Park tramping tracks; Kaweka Forest Park; Kepler Track: Carpark to Luxmore Hut; Lake Marian Track; Lake Rotopounamu loop track; Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve; Lake Waikareiti Walk; Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk; Makahu Road easy tramping tracks; Makahu Road tramping tracks; Mid Pohangina Hut Track; Mitre Flats; Moeraki Boulders; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit; Nelson Lakes National Park; North Egmont tramping tracks; North Egmont walking tracks; Nugget Point/Tokata; 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; 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; Western Ruahine Forest Park; Whakapapa area walking tracks; Whakapapa Village short walks; Whakapapa Village walking tracks; Whakapapaiti Valley Track; Whirinaki Track; Whirinaki Waterfalls Track

Activities:  Guided activities; Guided walks; Walking and tramping

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 Mainland Island; Boundary Stream Walks; Eastern Ruahine Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park; White Pine Bush Scenic Reserve

Activities:  Caving; Kayaking and canoeing

Services:  Guided activities and tours; Outdoor education and instruction

Ashworth Helicopters

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

heliash@gisborne.net.nz

Places:  

Services:  Transport

Helisika

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

www.helisika.co.nz

Places:  Eastern Ruahine Forest Park; Kaimanawa Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park; Pureora Forest Park; Waioeka Conservation Area; Western Ruahine Forest Park; Whirinaki Forest Park

Services:  Transport

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:  Eastern Ruahine Forest Park; Kaimanawa Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park; Western Ruahine Forest Park; Whanganui National Park

Activities:  Scenic flights

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

Activities:  Scenic flights

Services:  Guided activities and tours; Transport

Napier Māori Tours

Napier Māori Tours provide eco-cultural tours.

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

Places:  Ahuriri Estuary Walking Track

Activities:  Guided walks; Historic sites

Services:  Facilities

East Kaweka Helicopters

Helicopter transport in Kaimanawa, Kaweka and Ruahine Forest Parks.

cgcrosse@xtra.co.nz +64 6 839 8693

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

Services:  Transport

Multi-Day Adventures New Zealand

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

www.multidayadventures.co.nz

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

Activities:  Guided walks; Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Rafting

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; Rangitaiki Conservation Area

Activities:  Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Helicopter Services (BOP)

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

www.helicopterservices.co.nz

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

Services:  Transport

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