IntroductionKeep your distance and don’t feed wildlife. Follow any rules restricting dogs, fires, drones or vehicles.
Care for Aotearoa
Protect our precious native species by keeping your distance and not feeding them. Getting too close stresses wildlife. Never feed wildlife human food, as it can hurt or even kill them.
Different areas have different rules on dogs. Know the rules before you go, and always keep your dog under control. Even the most obedient dogs and cats can reveal their predatory instincts in the wild.
Thinking of lighting a fire? On public conservation land you can only light fires in certain places and you must follow the specific conditions.
If you want to use a drone over conservation land or near marine mammals, you'll need a permit. This is true for both recreation and commercial use. Permits help ensure you use a drone safely and respectfully around people and wildlife.