Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre
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Introduction

Contact your nearest DOC visitor centre for the latest information and our best tips for your visit to New Zealand’s conservation areas.

Highlights

DOC visitor centres

There are 19 DOC visitor centres nationwide, staffed by DOC rangers with first-hand, in-depth local knowledge about conservation places and activities. 

Come and see us for help to plan and prepare for your outdoor adventures. Our visitor centres are open every day except Christmas Day, with seasonal variations by location as indicated.

i-SITEs and other information centres

Six DOC Visitor Centres share joint locations with i-SITEs, and two others have DOC staff available part-time. i-SITEs and other information centres can help with local DOC information and bookings.

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Auckland

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 3796476
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Shed 19 Princes Wharf
137 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
Postal Address:   PO Box 105 469
Auckland City 1143
 

Open hours:
9:00 am – 4:30 pm daily


i-SITEs and other information centres in Auckland


Bay of Plenty

Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Phone:   +64 7 351 7324
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   rotoruavisitor@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1167 Fenton St
Rotorua
Postal Address:   Private Bag 3007
Rotorua

Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Open hours:
7:30 am – 7:00 pm daily

DOC staff present:
April – October: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday to Friday
November – March: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Saturday


i-SITEs and other information centres in Bay of Plenty


Canterbury

Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   28 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch 8013
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8443
 

Open hours:
Open daily 9:00 am – 4:45 pm


Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 318 9211
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   State Highway 73
Arthur's Pass
Postal Address:   PO Box 51008
Arthur's Pass 7654
 

Open hours:
October to April 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
May to September 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily


Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 435 1186
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   mtcookvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Larch Grove
Aoraki/Mt Cook
Postal Address:   PO Box 5
Aoraki/Mt Cook 7946
 

Open hours:
October to April: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily
May to September: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily

Visit the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre


Other i-SITEs and information centres


Central North Island

Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 892 3729
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   tongarirovc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu
Postal Address:   PO Box 71029
Whakapapa Village
Mount Ruapehu 3951
 

Open hours:
Labour weekend to end of April: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
May to the Friday before Labour weekend: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm daily

Visit the Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre


Ruapehu i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Phone:   +64 6 385 8427
Email:   ohakune.isite@ruapehudc.govt.nz
Address:   54 Clyde Street
Ohakune 4625
Postal Address:   54 Clyde Street
Ohakune 4625
 

Ruapehu i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Open hours:
8 am – 5:30 pm daily

DOC staff present:
9:00 am – 5:30 pm most days



Coromandel

Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540
 

Open hours:
Weekend before Christmas to weekend after 6 February: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily
Weekend after 6 February to weekend before Christmas: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm daily

Visit the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre



East Coast

Te Urewera Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 837 3803
Email:   teureweravc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Te Kura Whenua
6249 Lake Road/SH38
Waikaremoana 4195
Te Urewera
Postal Address:   Kaitawa DOC Mailshed
Kaitawa Village
RD 5
Wairoa 4195
 

Open hours:
Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


i-SITEs and other information centres in East Coast


Fiordland

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Postal Address:   PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
 

Open hours:
May to Labour Weekend: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily
Tuesday after Labour weekend to April 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
Christmas Day open 8:30 – 11:30 am

Visit the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre



Marlborough

i-SITEs and other information centres in Marlborough


Nelson

Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
 

Open hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 521 1806
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonlakesvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
Postal Address:   PO Box 55
St Arnaud 7053
 

Open hours:
8:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
May to Labour Weekend Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


i-SITEs and other information centres in Nelson


Otago

Dunedin Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 474 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   dunedinvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 The Octagon
Dunedin
Postal Address:   PO Box 5244
Moray Place
Dunedin 9058
 

Open hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 8:45 am – 5:30 pm
Public holidays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 443 7660
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   mtaspiringvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Ardmore Street
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
 

Open hours:
November to April: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
May to October: Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
(Closed 12:00 – 12:30 pm daily)


Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Queenstown
9300
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348
 

Open hours:
8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily
Anzac Day 25 April open  12:00 – 4:30 pm

Visit the Queenstown Visitor Centre


i-SITEs and other information centres in Otago


Southland

Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 219 0009
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   stewartisland@doc.govt.nz
Address:   15 Main Road
Oban
Stewart Island 9818
Postal Address:   PO Box 3
Stewart Island 9846
 

Open hours:
April to October: Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: April and May 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, June to September 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Public Holidays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm or as indicated on front door

Visit the Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre



Taranaki

Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 756 0990
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
 

Open hours:
Labour Weekend to end of April: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm daily
May to Labour Weekend: Open daily 8:30 am – 4:00 pm daily


Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 27 443 0248
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Manaia Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
 

Open hours:
Thursday to Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Public holidays and school holidays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily



Wellington

Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Wellington
6011
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
 

Open hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm



West Coast

Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 731 1895
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Postal Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
 

Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 752 0360
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   westlandnpvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Postal Address:   PO Box 14
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
 

Open hours:
Labour weekend to Easter weekend: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm daily
Tuesday after Easter weekend until Friday before Labour weekend: 8:30 am – 4:45 pm daily

Visit the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre


Awarua / Haast Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 750 0809
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   haastvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Haast Junction
Corner SH6 and Jackson Bay Road
Haast
South Westland
Postal Address:   PO Box 50
Haast 7844
 

Open hours:
October to April 9:00 am – 6:00 pm daily
May to September 9:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
(Closed 12:30– 1:00 pm daily)


i-SITEs and other information centres in West Coast
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