Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre

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Introduction

Contact your nearest DOC visitor centre for the latest information and our best tips for your visit to New Zealand's conservation areas.

Highlights

COVID-19 Alert Level 1

New Zealand is at Alert Level 1 and our visitor centres are open. We look forward to helping you safely enjoy the great outdoors this winter.

Do not visit a visitor centre if you feel unwell – we are happy to help you over the phone or by email.

DOC visitor centres

There are 19 DOC visitor centres nationwide, staffed by DOC rangers with first-hand, in-depth local knowledge about conservation places and activities. 

i-SITEs and other visitor centres

The i-SITEs and other visitor information centres listed here can help with local DOC information, bookings and hut tickets.

 

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Auckland

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 379 6476
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Shop2, Shed 19, Princes Wharf
137 Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Postal Address:   PO Box 105 469
Auckland City 1143

Open hours:
9.00 am – 5.00 pm daily


i-SITEs and other information centres in Auckland


Bay of Plenty

Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Phone:   +64 7 351 7324
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   rotoruavisitor@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1167 Fenton St
Rotorua
Postal Address:   Private Bag 3007
Rotorua

Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Open hours:
8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily

DOC staff present:
April – October: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday to Friday
November – March: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Saturday


i-SITEs and other information centres in Bay of Plenty


Canterbury

Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   31 Nga Mahi Road
Sockburn
Christchurch 8042

Note temporary change of location. 

Open hours:
9:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday to Friday
(Closed 12:00 – 12:30 pm during winter)


Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 318 9211
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   106 Main Westcoast Road
Arthur's Pass
Postal Address:   PO Box 51008
Arthur's Pass 7654

Open hours:
October to April: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
May to September: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily


Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 435 1186
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   mtcookvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Larch Grove
Aoraki/Mt Cook
Postal Address:   PO Box 5
Aoraki/Mt Cook 7946

Open hours:
October to April: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily
May to September: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily

Visit the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre



Central North Island

Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 892 3729
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   tongarirovc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu
Postal Address:   PO Box 71029
Whakapapa Village
Mount Ruapehu 3951

Open hours:
October to April: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm daily
May to September: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm daily

Visit the Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre


Other i-SITEs and information centres

Ruapehu i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

For Whanganui Journey Great Walk bookings email Ohakune-VC@doc.govt.nz.



Coromandel

Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540

Open hours:
Weekend before Christmas to weekend after 6 February: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily
Weekend after 6 February to weekend before Christmas: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm daily

Visit the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre



East Coast


i-SITEs and other information centres in East Coast
Te Urewera Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 837 3803
Email:   teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz
Address:   Te Kura Whenua
6249 Lake Road/SH38
Waikaremoana 4195
Te Urewera
Postal Address:   Kaitawa DOC Mailshed
Kaitawa Village
RD 5
Wairoa 4195

Open hours:
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday to Friday



Fiordland

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 249 7924
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   fiordlandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
Postal Address:   PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640

Open hours:
May to Labour Weekend: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily, closed 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Tuesday after Labour weekend to April: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
Christmas Day: 8:30 – 11:30 am

Visit the Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre



Marlborough

i-SITEs and other information centres in Marlborough


Nelson

Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042

Open hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday


Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 521 1806
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonlakesvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
Postal Address:   PO Box 55
St Arnaud 7053

Open hours:
8:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
May to Labour Weekend: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


i-SITEs and other information centres in Nelson


Otago

Dunedin Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 474 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   dunedinvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 The Octagon
Dunedin
Postal Address:   PO Box 5244
Moray Place
Dunedin 9058

Open hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:45 am – 6:00 pm
Public holidays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 27 629 1012
Email:   mtaspiringvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343

Open hours:
November to April: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
May to October: Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday closed
(Closed 12:00 – 12:30 pm daily)


Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 442 7935
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   queenstownvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   50 Stanley Street
Queenstown
9300
Postal Address:   PO Box 811
Queenstown 9348

Open hours:
November to April: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily
May to October: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily
Anzac Day 25 April: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Visit the Queenstown Visitor Centre



Southland

Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 219 0009
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   stewartisland@doc.govt.nz
Address:   15 Main Road
Oban
Postal Address:   PO Box 3
Rakiura/Stewart Island 9846

Open hours:
April to October: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: April and May 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, June to September 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Public holidays: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm or as indicated on front door

Visit the Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre



Taranaki

Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 756 0990
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340

Open hours:
Labour Weekend to end of April: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm daily
May to Labour Weekend: Open daily 8:30 am – 4:00 pm daily


Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 27 443 0248
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   egmontvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Manaia Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340

Open hours:
Thursday to Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Public holidays and school holidays: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily



Wellington

Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Wellington
6011
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143

Open hours:
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

 



West Coast

Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 731 1895
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Postal Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873

Open hours:
1 March to 30 April: 8:30 am – 5 pm daily
1 May – 30 September: 9 am – 4.30 pm daily
1 October – 30 November: 9 am – 5 pm daily
1 December – 28 February: 8:30 am – 6 pm daily


Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 752 0360
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   westlandnpvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Postal Address:   PO Box 14
Franz Josef Glacier 7856

Open hours:
8.30 am – 5 pm daily

Visit the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre


Awarua / Haast Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 750 0809
Fax:   -
Email:   haastvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Haast Junction
Corner SH6 and Jackson Bay Road
Haast
South Westland
Postal Address:   PO Box 50
Haast 7844

Open hours:
October to March: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm daily
April to September: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm daily


i-SITEs and other information centres in West Coast
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