This Department of Conservation (DOC) site has information about the protection of New Zealand's natural and historic heritage, how and where you can enjoy public conservation places and how to get involved in conservation.
Get information and maps for places to visit; national parks; tracks, walks, hunting and other activities; huts and campsites.
Learn about plant, animal, marine, coastal and land conservation, heritage protection and managing threats.
Get involved in conservation volunteering, training, teaching, events, boards, consultations and home or community projects.
Information on jobs, permits, news, running businesses and activities on conservation land, DOC's mandate, structure and role.
DOC publishes a wide range of documents, many of which are available on this site.
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New Zealand Army and the Department of Conservation join forces07 March 2014
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First kākāpō chick since 2011 hatches
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DOC's 200 campsites cater for a range of campers