Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables
Image: Kaja Vetter | DOC


To find out about day and multi-day walks, camping and biking visit DOC in the centre of Queenstown.


Get local outdoor knowledge on Queenstown and nearby Glenorchy, Arrowtown and Mount Aspiring National Park, and regional advice on the lower South Island. 

Our experienced team will point you to the must-do outdoor activities or find alternatives to get off the beaten track.

DOC visitor centres are open

If you want to go to a DOC visitor centre you must be fully vaccinated. In the visitor centre:

  • have your My Vaccine Pass ready for checking
  • wear your face covering at Orange and Red settings unless exempt
  • scan the QR code or keep a record of your visit using the record keeping slips and box
  • keep your distance from people you don’t know.

COVID-19 vaccine policy for DOC visitor facilities.

More about DOC's response to COVID-19.

See us for:

  • walking and bike track advice
  • campsites and huts
  • safety in the outdoors, weather forecasts, track conditions
  • Routeburn Track check-in
  • hut tickets and passes
  • outdoor equipment neccessities
  • fifts and souvenirs.

View our displays on:

  • outdoor safety
  • Ngāi Tahu history and stories
  • flora and fauna
  • gold mining history
  • geology.

Where to find us 

Follow SH6A, the main road into central Queenstown. 

Opening hours

  • November to April: 8:30 am – 5 pm daily
  • May to October: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Saturday, closed Sunday
  • Anzac Day 25 April: 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Open on public holidays, except Christmas Day


Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
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