Tiritiri Matangi, Rangitoto and Great Barrier Island, in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf, are amongst the many beautiful and significant places to visit in the Auckland region.
Track, hut, and campsite closures on Great Barrier Island
Alert updated 24 September 2014:
The severe weather in June closed many DOC tracks, some campsites and the Kaiaraara Hut on Great Barrier Island. These are being assessed and updates will be made as they come in.
There are still many great visitor experiences open in the south of the island. Most Auckland Council parks and tracks are open.
DOC facilities that are open:
DOC facilities that are closed:
The Central & South Auckland region has many special places worth visiting, including Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve and North Head Historic Reserve.
The Hauraki Gulf have a multitude of islands, including Tiritiri Matangi, Rangitoto, Motutapu and Motuihe islands, Great Barrier, Kawau and Waiheke to name a few. Many of the islands are open to the public to visit.
North Auckland includes New Zealand's oldest marine reserve - Cape Rodney-Okakari Point.
Lying some 1000 kilometres northeast of New Zealand, the Kermadec Islands is the most remote region managed by DOC.
An A-Z listing of Auckland places to visit.
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Northland is a popular destination, with many places to visit, including Urupukapuka Island, Mimiwhangata Coastal Park and Waipoua Forest.
Learn about some of the places you can visit in the Coromandel region, including Kauaeranga Valley and Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve.
Discover the places of the Waikato region, including Pureora Forest Park, Pirongia Forest Park and Ruakuri Caves and Bush Scenic Reserve.
From forest parks to scenic reserves, alpine areas to protected coasts, there are hundreds of special conservation places.
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
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