Introduction

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

Kapiti Heliworx Limited

Helicopter landings to designated landing sites within the Tararua and Remutaka Forest Parks for scenic flights and transport of fishers and trampers.

Website: kapitiheliworx.co.nz

Places:  Remutaka Forest Park; Tararua Forest Park

Activities:  Fishing; Walking and tramping

Services:  Transport

Kapiti Island Nature Tours

Transport to and guided walks on Kapiti Island, overnight kiwi spotting tours and lodge accommodation.

www.kapitiisland.com

Places:  Kapiti Island Nature Reserve

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating

Services:  Transport; Accommodation; Guided activities and tours

Wairarapa Helicopters

Helicopter transport in Tararua Forest Park.

waihelicopters@farmside.co.nz

Places:  Tararua Forest Park

Services:  Transport

Amalgamated Helicopters NZ

Scenic flights and transport to Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks.

www.amalgamatedheli.co.nz

Places:  Remutaka Forest Park; Tararua Forest Park

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Kapiti Island Eco Experience

Transport to and guided walks on Kapiti Island.

www.kapitiislandeco.co.nz

Places:  Kapiti Island Nature Reserve

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Ashworth Helicopters

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

heliash@gisborne.net.nz

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

Accommodation

Kapiti Island Nature Tours

Transport to and guided walks on Kapiti Island, overnight kiwi spotting tours and lodge accommodation.

www.kapitiisland.com

Places:  Kapiti Island Nature Reserve

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating

Services:  Transport; Accommodation; Guided activities and tours

Guided activities and tours

Kapiti Island Nature Tours

Transport to and guided walks on Kapiti Island, overnight kiwi spotting tours and lodge accommodation.

www.kapitiisland.com

Places:  Kapiti Island Nature Reserve

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating

Services:  Transport; Accommodation; 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

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

Coast Life Management Limited

Guiding for all tracks on Mana Island Scientific Reserve.

+64 27 2719 818

Places:  Mana Island Scientific Reserve

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Wildside Walks

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

www.wildsidewalks.co.nz

Places:  Aorangi Forest Park; Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre; Remutaka Forest Park; Tararua Forest Park

Activities:  Camping; Fishing; Hunting

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

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

Amalgamated Helicopters NZ

Scenic flights and transport to Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks.

www.amalgamatedheli.co.nz

Places:  Remutaka Forest Park; Tararua Forest Park

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

New Zealand Photography Workshops Ltd

Multi-day photography tours in New Zealand.

www.photographyworkshops.co.nz/

Places:  Akaroa Head Scenic Reserve walk; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook village short walks; Aoraki/Mount Cook village tramping tracks; Arthur's Pass National Park; Awaroa/Godley Head; Banks Peninsula area; Bendigo area; Borland Nature Walk; Catlins coastal area; Cave Stream Scenic Reserve; Fiordland National Park; Five Mile Bay and Awaroa Tracks; Hanmer Forest Park; Hanmer Forest Park short walks; Hanmer Forest Park tramping tracks; Hanmer Forest Park walking tracks; Hooker Valley Track; Huka Falls tracks; Humboldt Falls Track; Kaikōura area; Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway; Kaimanawa Road short walks; Kepler Track: Carpark to Dock Bay and Brod Bay; Kepler Track: Rainbow Reach to Shallow Bay or Moturau Hut; Lake Gunn Nature Walk; Lake Marian Falls Track; Lake Monowai/Borland Road area; Lake Te Anau area; Matiu/Somes Island; Milford Foreshore Walk; Milford Sound Lookout Track; Mirror Lakes Walk; Molesworth Recreation Reserve; Molesworth Recreation Reserve tramping tracks; Mount Aspiring National Park east of the Divide hunting; Mt Fyffe and the Seaward Kaikōura Range; Nelson Lakes National Park; Remutaka Forest Park; Rotopounamu Track; Round the Mountain Track; Ruataniwha Conservation Park; South Borland Track; Sutton Salt Lake Scenic Reserve; Tararua Forest Park; The Chasm Walk; Tongariro National Park; Urchin and Umukarikari tracks; Visitor Centre to Kepler Track Carpark Walk; Visitor Centre to Te Anau Bird Sanctuary Walk

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Green Jersey Explorer Tours

Guided cycling tours on tracks in Tararua Forest Park, Aorangi Forest Park, and Rimutaka Forest Park and viewing of New Zealand fur seal from the land at Cape Palliser, Turakirae Scientific Reserve, Redrocks (Te Kopahou Reserve and Cape Foulwind.

http://greenjersey.co.nz/

Places:  Aorangi Crossing; Aorangi Forest Park; Big Bend Track; Carter Scenic Reserve; Cattle Ridge Track; Donnelly Flat Loop Walk; Gentle Annie Track; Holdsworth - Kaitoke Track; Kiriwhakapapa Loop; Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit; Mt Matthews; Ōrongorongo Track; Pinnacles Track; Remutaka Forest Park; Tararua Forest Park; Turakirae Head Scientific Reserve; Westport area; Whakanui Track

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Mountain biking; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Kapiti Island Eco Experience

Transport to and guided walks on Kapiti Island.

www.kapitiislandeco.co.nz

Places:  Kapiti Island Nature Reserve

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Boating

Services:  Transport; Guided activities and tours

Wairarapa Outdoor Pursuits

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

outdoor-pursuits@wise.net.nz

Places:  Tararua Forest Park

Activities:  Climbing; Kayaking and canoeing

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

Wharekauhau Lodge and Country Estate

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

www.wharekauhau.co.nz

Places:  Remutaka Forest Park; Wairarapa Moana Wetlands

Activities:  Horse riding; Quad and trail biking

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Bushman Tours Limited

Bushman Tours offers visitors a chance to be guided by locals on stunning hikes through New Zealand’s native bush.

www.bushmantours.com

Places:  Craigieburn Forest Park; Godley Peaks Conservation Area; Kahurangi National Park; Kawakawa Bay tracks; Tongariro Forest Conservation Area; Tongariro National Park

Activities:  Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Back to top