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

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

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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.

Places:  Arthur's Pass National Park; Bendigo; Catlins Highway; Fiordland National Park; Kahurangi National Park; Kopuwai Conservation Area; Lake Alta Track; Lake Marian Track; Lake Rotoiti short walks; Lake Rotoiti tramping tracks; Lake Rotoiti walking tracks; Makarora Valley Track; Marlborough Sounds; Milford Road/Milford Sound; Mount Arthur Tableland Circuit; Mount Aspiring National Park; Nelson Lakes National Park; Peel Forest Park; Peel Forest Park tramping tracks; Peel Forest Park walking tracks; Pinnacles Track; Pisa Conservation Area tramping tracks; Pureora Forest Park; Pureora short walks; Pureora tramping tracks; Pureora walking tracks; Queen Charlotte Sound tramping tracks; Queen Charlotte Sound walking tracks; Rakiura National Park; Rob Roy Track; Stewart Island/Rakiura; Stewart Island/Rakiura day tramping tracks; Stewart Island/Rakiura day walking tracks; Tautuku walks; Te Waikoropupu Springs; Tiritiri Matangi Scientific Reserve (Open Sanctuary); Travers-Sabine Circuit; Ulva Island Open Sanctuary; Ulva Island walking tracks; West Matukituki Track

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Guided walks; Scenic and nature tours

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Nouvelle-Zelande Voyages

Guided walks as part of a tour throughout New Zealand.

Places:  Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook Village tramping tracks; Aoraki/Mount Cook Village walking tracks; Diamond Lake and Hospital Flat; Diamond Lake and Rocky Mountain walks; Fiordland National Park; Fox Glacier area; Franz Josef Glacier; Kepler Track; Lake Matheson Walk; Milford Road/Milford Sound; Moraine Walk; Mount Aspiring National Park; Mount Iron Track; Okere Falls Scenic Reserve; Okere Falls Track; Pelorus Scenic Reserve walking tracks; Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre; River Walk; Roys Peak Track; Tasman Valley walking tracks; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Guided walks

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Wairarapa Outdoor Pursuits

Guiding walks, abseiling and rafting/kayaking in Tararua Forest Park.

Places:  Tararua Forest Park; Waiohine Gorge; Waiohine Gorge walks

Activities:  Climbing; Guided walks; Kayaking and canoeing

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


Services:  Transport

Wildside Walks

Guided walking, camping, fishing and hunting in Tararua, Rimutaka and Aorangi Forest Parks.

Places:  Aorangi Forest Park; Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre; Rimutaka Forest Park; Tararua Forest Park; Waiohine Gorge

Activities:  Camping; Fishing; Guided walks; Hunting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Hiking New Zealand

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

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

Wharekauhau Lodge and Country Estate

Guided quad biking, horse riding and jet boating at Lake Onoke, Rimutaka Forest Park and Cape Palliser.

Places:  Rimutaka Forest Park; Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Park

Activities:  Adventure activities; Horse riding; Quad and trail biking

Services:  Guided activities and tours

New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association

Guided hunting trips throughout New Zealand run by member operators.


Activities:  Hunting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Wairarapa Helicopters

Helicopter transport in Tararua Forest Park.

Places:  Tararua Forest Park

Services:  Transport

New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association

Guided fishing trips throughout New Zealand run by member operators.


Activities:  Fishing

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Amalgamated Helicopters NZ

Scenic flights and transport to Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks.

Places:  Rimutaka Forest Park; Tararua Forest Park

Activities:  Scenic flights

Services:  Guided activities and tours; Transport

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