Find out about the places you can visit in the Otago region, including the Matukituki Valley in Mount Aspiring National Park and Oteake Conservation Park in Central Otago.
Walk or ride your bicycle on the Otago Central Rail Trail, visit the Flat Top Hill and Kopuwai Conservation Areas, visit historic St Bathans and Bendigo or walk Bendigo's 10-km Kānuka Track.
In Coastal Otago you can discover the natural wonders of Te Papanui Conservation Park and learn about hunting opportunities in the area.
In the Queenstown/Wakatipu area you can venture out on a multi-day tramp in the Glenorchy area, visit Wakatipu Basin, or camp at Skippers Mount Aurum campsite.
Places in the Wanaka/Makarora area include the Makarora region of Mount Aspiring National Park, with its spectacular mountain scenery, and the scenic Haast Pass.
An A-Z listing of Otago places to visit.
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Learn about Lake Sumner Forest Park, the St James Conservation Area and other popular places to visit in the Canterbury region.
The West Coast boasts two kiwi sanctuaries, five national parks, two wilderness areas and a World Heritage area. Popular places to visit include Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowhole and Franz Josef Glacier.
Find out more about iconic Fiordland places to visit, including Milford Road and Lake Manapouri.
The Southland region has some of the most magnificent areas of native forest and indigenous grasslands found anywhere in New Zealand. It includes Rakiura National Park and the popular Mavora Lakes Park and Snowdon Forest.
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.
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 Otago places