Introduction

Find out about changes that might affect the safety or enjoyment of your trip into conservation areas on the West Coast.

Highlights

New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. DOC facilities are fully open without restrictions - including visitor centres, huts, campgrounds and toilets.

You're encouraged to keep a record of where you’ve visited for contact tracing if there are future COVID-19 cases. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this. 

Practise good hygiene when using offices and facilities.

You will need to bring personal supplies to practice good handwashing and usual cleaning practices.

DOC's response to COVID-19

For your safety, every effort has been made to ensure this information is correct. However you should contact the local DOC visitor centre or office for the latest updates.

Changes to weather will affect conditions in the backcountry. Always check the latest weather report on the MetService website before you venture out and be prepared to change your plans if conditions are unfavourable.

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