Hosting many significant places, such as Tararua Forest Park and Aorangi Forest Park, the Wairarapa region is worth exploring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Wairarapa places