Aoraki/Mount Cook
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Find out about the previous review of the National Park Management Plan for Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, which was paused in 2019.

Review process

In 2016 DOC began working with Kāi Tahu and the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board to review the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Management Plan.

A draft Plan was publicly notified in 2018 and 889 submissions were received.

The review was paused in February 2019 to consider the effects of the Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Supreme Court decision. This decision clarifies that DOC and Ngāi Tahu have an important role in giving effect to the principles of Te Tiriti / the Treaty of Waitangi.

The 2018 notified draft Plan was subsequently withdrawn and a new process started.

Background information

View submissions on the notified draft plan

DOC received 889 submissions on the draft Plan. View copies of all submissions

Note: This links to our Cerberus download site. Get help on downloading files.

To help you find any particular submission, see index of submitter names and numbers (XLSX, 32K).

View the notified draft plan

Draft Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Management Plan (PDF, 9,268K)

Maps in the draft Plan

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