Fiordland region

Milford Sound. Photo: Les Molloy.

Find out more about iconic Fiordland places to visit, including Milford Road and Lake Manapouri.

Otago region

Royal albatross, Taiaroa Head. Photo: M F Soper.

Find out about the places you can visit in the Otago region, including the Matukituki Valley, in Mount Aspiring National Park, and Oteake Conservation Park in Central Otago.

Southland

Eyre Mountains. Photo: Susan M Timmins.

From the Takitimu Mountains to Lake Monowai and the Catlins Highway, the Southland area has a number of outstanding sites to visit.

Stewart Island/Rakiura

Sculpture at the entrance to Rakiura National Park. Photo: Sue Wilkins.

Stewart Island/Rakiura is the least modified of New Zealand's main islands. It contains vast tracts of wilderness and the country’s most southerly national park.

New Zealand places to stay

Visitors on Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast. Photo: Melissa Perrott.

From forest parks to scenic reserves, alpine areas to protected coasts, there are hundreds of special conservation places.

Subantarctic Islands

Elephant seal pup. Photo copyright: Sam O'Leary/FlukePhotography@gmail.com.

New Zealand's subantarctic islands are wild and beautiful places. They are home to some of the most abundant and unique wildlife on earth. All the subantarctic islands are National Nature Reserves and have also been honoured with World Heritage status.

 

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Maps

DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map

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Walking track categories

Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Contacts

 

Murihiku / Invercargill Office
Phone:      +64 3 211 2400
Email:   invercargill@doc.govt.nz
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