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DOC manages sites of historical and cultural significance throughout New Zealand. Maori sites and sites dating from colonial times are well worth visiting to gain an insight to the history of our country.

Please remember - all the material at historic sites is protected by law and the removal of any object is illegal.

See also: Historic heritage

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DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map

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Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.

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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies