Find out more about places to visit in the Manawatu/Whanganui region, including Western Ruahine Forest Park and the Mangapurua/Kaiwhakauka valleys, in Whanganui National Park.
Learn about the places you can visit in the Manawatu/Whanganui area.
Discover some of the DOC-managed places to visit in the Whanganui area.
An A-Z listing of Manawatu/Whanganui places to visit.
From forest parks to scenic reserves, alpine areas to protected coasts, there are hundreds of special conservation places.
Experience the special places of the Taranaki region, including the Dawson Falls and North Egmont areas of Egmont National Park and Ngā Motu/Sugar Loaf Islands.
Discover the places of the Waikato region, including Pureora Forest Park, Pirongia Forest Park and Ruakuri Caves and Bush Scenic Reserve.
There are plenty of places to visit in the Central North Island including Tongariro National Park, Kaimanawa and Tongariro Forest Parks and Lake Taupo.
If fishing is your thing Lake Taupo and its tributaries are world famous for the size and vigour of the Rainbow Trout.
Explore places in the Hawke's Bay region including the world-famous Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve, Te Angiangi Marine Reserve, Boundary Stream Mainland Island and Kaweka Forest Park.
The Wairarapa is home to the Mount Bruce/Pukaha Wildlife Centre, Aorangi, Rimutaka and Tararua forest parks, Lake Wairarapa wetlands, Castlepoint, Putangirua Pinnacles and several other scenic reserves.
Experience the places of the Wellington/Kapiti region, including Kapiti Island, one of New Zealand’s most valuable nature reserves, and Matiu/Somes Island, a tranquil retreat in the middle of Wellington Harbour.
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.
Walking track categories
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Alerts for Taranaki places