Abel Tasman area history
National register of heritage sites managed by DOC
Nelson/Tasman heritage sites
The conservation lands in the Nelson/Tasman region contain a rich variety of historic heritage sites. The core values of these sites are recorded in a sites database, and the management aim is to protect them from harmful actions. Some sites of high cultural heritage values are designated as ‘actively managed’.
The management aim for these sites is to stabilise their historic fabric to minimise deterioration and to provide facilities to create a memorable visitor experience.
This site improvement work is being progressively achieved as budgets permit, along with heritage fact sheets for each of these sites.
Learn about the historic sites in the Golden Bay area including Asbestos Hut and Whariwharangi Hut.
Discover the Motueka area's historic sites including Cecil Kings Hut in Kahurangi National Park.
Find out about historic heritage sites in the Nelson Lakes area including Booth's Cottage and Downies Hut.
CITES endangered species
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Call to report sick or injured wildlife, and whale or dolphin strandings.