You can review track updates and important notices for various DOC managed sites here.
Safety is your responsibility. Know before you go the five simple rules of the Outdoor Safety Code to help you stay safe.
Get MetService weather forecasts for National Parks and other conservation areas, as well as severe weather warnings, the brief mountain forecast and other weather bulletins.
Plan to have as little impact as possible on the environment, other people and heritage relics when enjoying activities. There is a lot you can do to make a difference.
Get the right map for your trip. Find out what maps are available and where to buy them so you can adequately plan for your trip.
Learn more about where and why controlled dog areas have been established on conservation lands.
Some activities on DOC lands require a licence, permit or concession. Make sure you know and abide by the rules of the area you’re visiting.
Our Explore New Zealand brochure highlights the must-see places to go and things to do across the country. More specific brochures are also available.
Find out where to get information about didymo and learn how you can help stop didymo spreading.
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
DOC visitor centres
Give feedback on a recent visit to a DOC place