Where you can take your dog on public conservation land in the Coromandel.

Areas you can take dogs

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Select the 'dogs allowed' filter option on these pages.

Dog access rules are found on the track, campsite or hunting block overview.

If you're unsure about dog access in a particular area, check with the nearest DOC office or visitor centre before you set out. In the Coromandel region, Kauaeranga Visitor Centre will help you.

Dog access info outside of public conservation land

The Thames-Coromandel District Council has dog access information for areas outside of public conservation land.

Thames Coromandel District Council dog access areas.

Why dogs are not allowed in some areas

Many Coromandel conservation reserves, including off-shore islands, managed by DOC, are closed to dogs. This is because dogs can disturb or kill endangered and protected birds like kiwi, banded rail, penguin, New Zealand dotterel, pāteke and many other native species.

Dogs can also attack or intimidate people. Controlling dog access also protects the recreational experience and enjoyment of all visitors to public conservation land.

Dog owners can be charged under the Conservation Act if their dogs are in an area they are not allowed in or not leashed in an area that requires leash only dog access.

Areas dogs are allowed

  • All dogs must be on a leash.
  • Hunting dogs need a hunting permit.

Northern Coromandel

You can take your dog to:

Southern Coromandel

Areas dogs are not allowed

Islands of the Coromandel region

  • Coromandel offshore islands including Cuvier Island, Mercury Island group, Aldermen Island group
  • Whangamata islands
  • Motutapere Island, Coromandel Harbour

Northern Coromandel

Southern Coromandel

Contact us

Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540
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