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.
Summer will see many of us out and about in nature, relaxing after an uncertain year. Let’s treasure our wildlife and landscapes, and keep ourselves and others 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.
Eligible people must be fully vaccinated to use DOC accommodation.