Te Papanui Conservation Park
Image: John Barkla | ©



Te Papanui Conservation Park protects a large remote tussock grassland area where the public can walk, mountain bike, 4WD, horse trek, cross-country ski and hunt. The 21,000 ha park is managed by DOC as a remote experience area.

Find things to do and places to stay Te Papanui Conservation Park

The formed 4WD track in Te Papanui is in good condition from the main gate to the park's highest point, Ailsa Craig. Check at the local DOC office for conditions of the rest of the track if you would like to travel further.

Check, Clean, Dry

Clean all gear when moving between waterways to prevent the spread of didymo and other freshwater pests.

How to check, clean, dry your gear.


DOC Customer Service Centre
Phone 0800 275 362
Email dunedinoffice@doc.govt.nz
Address DOC offices
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