New Zealand is precious – everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it.
Make a commitment to Aotearoa by protecting nature, being prepared, keeping New Zealand clean and showing respect.
Care for Aotearoa, for now and for future generations.
We also provide other formats for how to care for Aotearoa, such as, Easy Read, NZSL and other languages.
As the weather warms up, let’s treasure our wildlife and special places, and keep ourselves safe.
Contact your nearest DOC visitor centre for the latest information and our best tips for your visit to New Zealand's conservation areas.
Choose a track to match your skills, fitness and the experience you want.
For anyone heading outdoors, a registered distress beacon is the lifeline that can summon help to your location in a life-threatening situation.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.