Introduction

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

Areas you can take dogs

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

There are currently no campsites in Northland where you can take your dog.

Dog access rules are found on the track, campsite or hunting blocks' 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.

Why there are areas where dogs are not allowed

Some of the most vulnerable wildlife in Northland are the small populations of flightless, ground-feeding and nesting birds within forests, shrub-lands and wetlands and along the coastline. While dogs alone are not responsible for the decline in populations of native birds, uncontrolled dogs have caused havoc among kiwi.

'Controlled dog areas' also aim to protect the recreational experience and enjoyment of the land by visitors.

Areas dogs are not allowed

Ref: P05032

Location: Akeake Historic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q06023

Location: Aponga Settlement Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05043

Location: Balast Point

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q05002

Location: Black Rocks Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P05030

Location: Blacksmiths Bay

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q07053

Location: Blakes Bush Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05055

Location: Bland Bay Recreation Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06039

Location: Brattys Bush Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: R07005

Location: Bream Head

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: R07006

Location: Bream Head Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: R07002

Location: Bream Islands Nature Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: R07001

Location: Bream Islands Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q07049

Location: Busby Head Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q08040

Location: Collins Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q08032

Location: Cooks Stream Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05013

Location: Deep Water Cove Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q06065

Location: Dip Road Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05065

Location: Harata Historic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: R07003

Location: Hen & Chicken Islands Nature Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q07047

Location: Hewlett Point Sand Islands Govt. Purp. Wildlife Management Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06043

Location: Horahora

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06041

Location: Hugh Crawford Memorial Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05030

Location: Kahuwhera Pa Historic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q06011

Location: Kaikanui Forest

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: O06020

Location: Katui Local Purpose Reserve (Cemetery)

Local office: Kauri Coast


Ref: Q08016

Location: Kauri Bushmans Memorial Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q07012

Location: Kauri Mountain

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: P05024

Location: Kerikeri Basin Recreation Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P05065

Location: Kerikeri Esplanade Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P05022

Location: Kerikeri Govt. Purp.Fish Hatchery

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P05026

Location: Kerikeri Inlet Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P05020

Location: Kerikeri Riv Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P05066

Location: Kerikeri Wharf Historic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q07004

Location: Kings Kauri Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q07003

Location: Kioreroa Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: P05025

Location: Kororipo Pa Historic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q05063

Location: L T Hirst Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P05015

Location: Lake Waiparaheka Scientific Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q08044

Location: Langs Beach Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: P04005

Location: Mahinepua Peninsula Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: O03001

Location: Maitai Bay Recreation Reserve

Local office: Kaitaia


Ref: Q05033

Location: Man O War

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q07015

Location: Manaia Ridge Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05014

Location: Manawahuna Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P06009

Location: Mangakahia Forest

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: P06016

Location: Mangakahia Forest Addition

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: P06020

Location: Mangakahia Forest Addn No 2

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: R08004

Location: Mangawhai Govt. Purp.Wildlife Refuge

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: O04024

Location: Mangonui Court House Historic Reserve.

Local office: Kaitaia


Ref: P07001

Location: Marlborough Cemetery'

Local office: Kauri Coast


Ref: Q07036

Location: Marsden Bay

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05001

Location: Marsden Cross Historic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q07048

Location: Marsden Spit Govt. Purp. Wildlife Management Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06032

Location: Marua Valley Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q08015

Location: Matakohe River Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06035

Location: Matapouri Estuary Govt. Purp. Wildlife Management Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06062

Location: Matarau Island Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q07022

Location: Maungatapere Hill Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05068

Location: Mimiwhangata Addn

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06010

Location: Mimiwhangata Coastal Park

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: P08008

Location: Montgomeries Memorial Bush Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: P06008

Location: Motatau Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: P06008

Location: Motatau Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05036

Location: Motuarahi Island Island Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q05003

Location: Motuarohia Island Recreation Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q05054

Location: Motukauri Island Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: P04006

Location: Motukawanui Island Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q07014

Location: Motukiore Is Recreation Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05034

Location: Motumaire Island Historic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: M02001

Location: Motuopao Island Nature Reserve

Local office: Kaitaia


Ref: P05044

Location: Motupapa Island Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q05004

Location: Moturua Island Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P05031

Location: Motutapu Island Scenic Reserve (Kerikeri Inlet)

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q06015

Location: Motutara Recreation Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05042

Location: Motutokape Island

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P05016

Location: Ngawha'

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P05109

Location: Ngawha Purchase Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q06042

Location: Ngunguru Govt. Purp. Wildlife Management Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06052

Location: Ngunguru River Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: N02003

Location: North Cape Scientific Reserve

Local office: Kaitaia


Ref: R07004

Location: Ocean Beach Recreation Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05006

Location: Okahu Island Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P05017

Location: Okuratope Pa Historic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q08002

Location: Omaru River

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06047

Location: Onoke Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06018

Location: Opuawhanga Govt. Purp. Wildlife Management Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05009

Location: Otehei Bay (Pt Urupukapuka Island Recreation Reserve)

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q06034

Location: Otito Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q07006

Location: Owhuia Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q08042

Location: Pahi Cemetery Reserve

Local office: Kauri Coast


Ref: P05061

Location: Pakaraka Kauri Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P06010

Location: Papakuri Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06008

Location: Paparahi Point Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06086

Location: Parahaki Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q08038

Location: Parahi

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q08001

Location: Parahi Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: P07007

Location: Parakao Domain Recreation Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q07010

Location: Pataua Island Recreation Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q07011

Location: Pataua River

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06064

Location: Pitokuku Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: R06001

Location: Poor Knights Islands Nature Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05010

Location: Poroporo Island Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q06030

Location: Puhipuhi

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q08033

Location: Pukekaroro Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q07001

Location: Pukenui Forest

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: P05018

Location: Puketona Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P05019

Location: Pukewhau Ecological Area

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q06024

Location: Purua Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: P05021

Location: Rainbow Falls Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: O04014

Location: Rangikapiti Pa Historic Reserve.

Local office: Kaitaia


Ref: P05029

Location: Rangitane Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q07017

Location: Reotahi Bay

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q07016

Location: Reotahi Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06022

Location: Riponui Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06003

Location: Ruapekapeka Historic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: N03008

Location: Simmonds Is. Nature Reserve

Local office: Kaitaia


Ref: Q06036

Location: Soda Springs Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06044

Location: Taheke Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q07013

Location: Tamaterau Domain Recreation Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: P05034

Location: Taranaki Island Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P04022

Location: Taronui Bay Access

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P04021

Location: Taronui Bay Recreation Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P04023

Location: Taronui Bay Addition Recreation Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q05016

Location: Te Toroa Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: L01001

Location: Three Kings Islands Nature Reserve

Local office: Kaitaia


Ref: Q05031

Location: Tikitikioure

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q06004

Location: Timperleys Bush Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q08046

Location: Topuni

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q08039

Location: Topuni Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05037

Location: Toretore Island Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: O07001

Location: Trounson Kauri Park Scenic Reserve

Local office: Kauri Coast


Ref: Q07086

Location: Uretiti Recreation Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05008

Location: Urupukapuka Island Recreation Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q05029

Location: Uruti Bay

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q05007

Location: Waewaetorea Island Recreation Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P05023

Location: Waipapa Stm Scenic Reserve

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q08007

Location: Waipu Govt Purp Wildlife Refuge

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: P05068

Location: Wairoa

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: P05045

Location: Waitangi Endowment Forest

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: Q05028

Location: Waitata Point

Local office: Bay of Islands


Ref: O04036

Location: Walker Island Nature Reserve

Local office: Kaitaia


Ref: Q06029

Location: Waro Limestone Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06013

Location: Watkin Powel Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06016

Location: Whananaki Inlet

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06017

Location: Whananaki Nth Rd

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06014

Location: Whananaki Recreation Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q06049

Location: Whananaki South Recreation Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05053

Location: Whangaruru Harbour Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: Q05057

Location: Whangaruru North Head Scenic Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: O03007

Location: Whangatupere Bay Marginal Strip

Local office: Kaitaia


Ref: Q07021

Location: Whatitiri Mountain Scientific Reserve

Local office: Whangārei


Ref: O03008

Location: Paeroa/Knuckle Point Scenic Reserve

Local office: Kaitaia

Northland DOC offices

Te Hiku / Kaitaia Office
Phone:   +64 9 408 6014
Fax:   +64 9 408 6019
Email:   kaitaia@doc.govt.nz
Address:   25 Matthews Ave
Kaitaia 0441
Postal Address:   PO Box 569
Kaitaia 0441
Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office
Phone:   +64 9 407 0300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   bayofislands@doc.govt.nz
Address:   34 Landing Road
Kerikeri 0230
Postal Address:   PO Box 128
Kerikeri 0245
Te Tai Kauri / Kauri Coast Office
Phone:   +64 9 439 3450
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   dargaville@doc.govt.nz
Address:   150 Colville Road
Dargaville
Postal Address:   150 Colville Road
RD7
Dargaville 0377
Whangarei Office
Phone:   +64 9 470 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   whangarei@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2 South End Ave
Raumanga
Whangarei 0110
Postal Address:   PO Box 842
Whangarei 0140
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