DOC’s Heritage and Visitor Strategy guides our work to sustainably manage visitors to protect and enhance the values of New Zealand’s natural, cultural and historic heritage.
Find information on visitor research and surveys.
To encourage participation in outdoor recreation, and to protect and bring to life our historic heritage, we have developed the 'Destination Management Framework' programme.
DOC uses a range of tools to assess and manage risk at visitor destinations. These can help people make decisions about the risks they’re willing to take in the outdoors.
Find out about New Zealand’s spectacular Great Walks, their pricing and how DOC is working to add to this walking network.
DOC monitors and records visitor activity across key sites around the country. This information is compiled, analysed and publicly released around March/April each year.