Tongariro Alpine Crossing booking system
We encourage visitors to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to book in advance for visits after 14 October.
Find out when, where and how to fish for whitebait in New Zealand and the Chatham Islands.
National Wild Goat Hunting Competition
Enter the National Wild Goat Hunting Competition to compete for national and local prizes and help protect the environment.
Get weather forecasts for national parks and other conservation areas, as well as severe weather warnings, the brief mountain forecast and other weather bulletins.More
Book in to protect the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
DOC is introducing a free booking system for the upcoming Tongariro Alpine Crossing season and encouraging all visitors to book in advance.
Matuku-hūrepo/Australasian bittern killed on Dargaville roads
Two critically threatened matuku-hūrepo/Australasian bittern were killed on a stretch of State Highway 12 between Rotu Forest and Maitahi, just outside Dargaville in recent weeks.
Hump Ridge Track upgrade extended to October 2024
DOC says the project to upgrade Tuatapere’s Hump Ridge track has been slowed by supply chain delays, weather conditions and arduous terrain.
Many Southern tracks open, but caution advised
Tracks and infrastructure on public conservation land in flood-affected Southland and Otago have held up well but visitors are still advised to exercise caution and keep up to date with relevant information.More