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Popular Lake Daniell hut rebuilt and open for visitors
7 Jul 2020   /

Popular Lake Daniell hut rebuilt and open for visitors

The Department of Conservation has rebuilt a hut at Lake Daniell in the Maruia Valley on the West Coast.


Operators take aim at tahr cull with High Court action
6 Jul 2020   /

Operators take aim at tahr cull with High Court action

Hunting operators have thrown their weight behind a Tahr Foundation campaign which will see the Department of Conservation’s new tahr-culling operation challenged in the High Court this week.


DOC’s tahr kill ‘undermines tourism’ – ACT
1 Jul 2020   /

DOC’s tahr kill ‘undermines tourism’ – ACT

Tourism businesses and rural communities will be undermined by DOC’s new tahr cull, according to ACT’s firearms and outdoors spokesperson Nicole McKee.


Eastern Bay of Plenty campsites re-open for holidays
30 Jun 2020   /

Eastern Bay of Plenty campsites re-open for holidays

Matata Campground and Whirinaki Recreation Camp both needed upgrades and safety work undertaken and had extended closures after the Covid-19 lockdown while the work was done.


DOC waives concession fees until June 2021
26 Jun 2020  

DOC waives concession fees until June 2021

The measure will help save operators $25m in concession, management and monitoring fees.


DOC launches new accommodation, campsite booking platform
24 Jun 2020  

DOC launches new accommodation, campsite booking platform

The Department of Conservation’s new booking system for conservation hut and campsites goes live tomorrow, Thursday 25 June.


Partners pitch in to re-launch Franz Josef guided hikes
19 Jun 2020   /

Partners pitch in to re-launch Franz Josef guided hikes

Ngāi Tahu Tourism, the Department of Conservation and Totally Tourism’s The Helicopter Line have teamed up to re-open Franz Josef Glacier guided hikes at the start of next month.


Record bookings for Great Walks – DOC
18 Jun 2020   /

Record bookings for Great Walks – DOC

New Zealand’s Great Walks have attracted a record number of bookings with a 36% increase in overall reservations, says the Department of Conservation.


RAL, DOC impose ski field limits
18 Jun 2020   /

RAL, DOC impose ski field limits

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts aims to limit ski field numbers to 4500 a day at Whakapapa and 3700 at Turoa, says RAL chief executive Jono Dean.


Mangorei Track upgrade marks Taranaki Crossing milestone
18 Jun 2020   /

Mangorei Track upgrade marks Taranaki Crossing milestone

The first section of the Mangorei Track, part of the Taranaki Crossing Project, has been completed.


Hundreds already employed in jobs for nature – Sage
12 Jun 2020   /

Hundreds already employed in jobs for nature – Sage

Hundreds of people are already ‘working for nature’ as part of the Government’s investment in job redeployment for those affected by the Covid-19 downturn, says minister of conservation Eugenie Sage.


DOC closes Bridal Veil Falls in Raglan for animal control
11 Jun 2020   /

DOC closes Bridal Veil Falls in Raglan for animal control

The Department of Conservation has today closed Wairēinga/Bridal Veil Falls, near Raglan, to enable contractors to safely control goats in the area.


Great Walks open for bookings
8 Jun 2020   /

Great Walks open for bookings

Bookings for the Great Walks will open between 9 and 11 June, excluding Milford and Routeburn tracks which are still undergoing storm repairs.


Aoraki review restarts but operator limbo continues
2 Jun 2020   /

Aoraki review restarts but operator limbo continues

Southern operators face further delays to national park project plans.


Trampers urged to book even though hut capacity increased
2 Jun 2020   /

Trampers urged to book even though hut capacity increased

The Department of Conservation has lifted the capacity of its huts.


DOC reopens popular summit track
29 May 2020   /

DOC reopens popular summit track

The Hakarimata Summit Track in the Waikato has reopened to the public.


Eastern Bay of Plenty campsites to remain closed – DOC
25 May 2020   /

Eastern Bay of Plenty campsites to remain closed – DOC

Matata Campground and Whirinaki Recreation Camp in Eastern Bay of Plenty will remain closed until July 2020 to undertake upgrades and safety work


Visitor improvements begin at West Coast attraction
15 May 2020   /

Visitor improvements begin at West Coast attraction

Work to improve safety and provide for the protection of the sensitive environment of the West Coast’s Ōpārara Basin is set to begin at alert level 2, says the Department of Conservation.


Popular Waikato track to remain closed under level 2
14 May 2020   /

Popular Waikato track to remain closed under level 2

The Hakarimata Summit Track in the Waikato will remain closed under alert level 2, says the Department of Conservation. 


DOC huts, campsites to open with restrictions
13 May 2020  

DOC huts, campsites to open with restrictions

All Department of Conservation facilities, including huts and campsites, will reopen for public use when New Zealand moves into alert level 2, but it is not quite business as usual.


DOC prepares for level 2 activity
11 May 2020  

DOC prepares for level 2 activity

The Department of Conservation has issued safety guidelines for when visitors return to the outdoors.


DOC mea culpa on track overhang removal
6 May 2020   /

DOC mea culpa on track overhang removal

The Department of Conservation has admitted it “didn’t get it right” regarding the decision to remove the rock overhang on the Truman Track in Paparoa National Park in August last year.


Cave Creek lessons remembered 25 years on
28 Apr 2020   /

Cave Creek lessons remembered 25 years on

The Department of Conservation is highlighting the legacy of its safety systems as it remembers those killed in the Cave Creek platform collapse 25 years ago.


DOC sets out level 3 conservation estate activity
24 Apr 2020   /

DOC sets out level 3 conservation estate activity

The Department of Conservation will resume limited field work when New Zealand moves to Covid-19 alert level 3, and there will be a slight widening of public access to the conservation estate.


Hunting back on at level 3, with restrictions
23 Apr 2020   /

Hunting back on at level 3, with restrictions

Hunters will be able to hunt on private land with special restrictions when New Zealand moves to Covid-19 alert level 3 but not on public conservation land.


Financial relief coming for DOC concessionaires – Sage
20 Apr 2020   /

Financial relief coming for DOC concessionaires – Sage

Financial relief is on the way for recreation and tourism businesses operating on public conservation land, says the minister of conservation, Eugenie Sage.


Air NZ, DOC provide ‘essential travel’ for tūturuatu/shore plovers
15 Apr 2020   /

Air NZ, DOC provide ‘essential travel’ for tūturuatu/shore plovers

Five rare tūturuatu/shore plovers were relocated from their Christchurch captive breeding facility to pest-free Mana Island off the Wellington coast.


Hikers still flouting lockdown rules – DOC
8 Apr 2020   /

Hikers still flouting lockdown rules – DOC

Walkers and hikers in the Waikato are flouting Covid-19 lockdown rules, according to the Department of Conservation.


Civil Defence closes roads into Egmont National Park
6 Apr 2020   /

Civil Defence closes roads into Egmont National Park

Roads into Egmont National Park will be closed following an order by Civil Defence in a bid to combat Covid-19.


DOC closes huts, campsites, urges walkers to not use facilities
25 Mar 2020   /

DOC closes huts, campsites, urges walkers to not use facilities

The Department of Conservation is closing all huts and campsites.


Watch: DOC shutters huts, visitor centres
23 Mar 2020   /

Watch: DOC shutters huts, visitor centres

The Department of Conservation is temporarily closing its visitor centres to the public as of today, Monday 23 March, and will cancel all hut and campsite bookings from tomorrow.


Operator fined for illegal guiding
11 Mar 2020   /

Operator fined for illegal guiding

An operator specialising in tours for international students has been fined a total of $12,000 for illegally guiding on public conservation land, including two national parks.


Tourism award winner helps return turtle to the wild
6 Mar 2020   /

Tourism award winner helps return turtle to the wild

Kapiti Island Nature Tours joined the Department of Conservation to return Calvin, an endangered greenturtle, to the wild at Rangiputa in Northland.


Work to begin on $13.3m Taranaki Crossing project
6 Mar 2020   /

Work to begin on $13.3m Taranaki Crossing project

The first stage of the Taranaki Crossing development in Egmont National Park has begun.


DOC to review new southern cycle trails
4 Mar 2020   /

DOC to review new southern cycle trails

DOC will undertake a partial review of the Otago Conservation Management Strategy to consider whether new cycle and mountain bike trails could be developed on public conservation land in Otago.


Full Paparoa Track opens following damage delays
2 Mar 2020   /

Full Paparoa Track opens following damage delays

The Paparoa Track has fully opened after a slip and prolonged adverse weather left the middle section of the track closed since its official launch on 1 December last year.


Punakaiki redevelopment design work set to begin
2 Mar 2020   /

Punakaiki redevelopment design work set to begin

Design work on the upgrade of the visitor infrastructure at Punakaiki is set to begin.


Historic gun emplacements reopen after $440k upgrade
27 Feb 2020   /

Historic gun emplacements reopen after $440k upgrade

A surge in visitors is predicted for the Awaroa/Godley Head site overlooking Lyttelton Harbour.


DOC seizes drone after hail of hikers’ stones bring it down
26 Feb 2020   /

DOC seizes drone after hail of hikers’ stones bring it down

A tourist’s drone has been seized in in Tongariro National Park where they are forbidden.


Milford Track to partly reopen
20 Feb 2020   /

Milford Track to partly reopen

The Southern Milford-Mackinnon Experience will be on offer from next Wednesday.


Artists secure DOC conservation experiences
20 Feb 2020  

Artists secure DOC conservation experiences

Artists Denise Batchelor and Sarah Hunter have been offered Wild Creations funding and the opportunity to undertake a DOC conservation experience.


Feedback sought on marine reserves
18 Feb 2020   /

Feedback sought on marine reserves

Fisheries NZ and DOC are seeking feedback on proposed marine protected areas off the southeast coast of the South Island.


$1.5m lost on closed Gt Walks, bookings surge on Kepler, Rakiura
17 Feb 2020   /

$1.5m lost on closed Gt Walks, bookings surge on Kepler, Rakiura

The Department of Conservation has missed out on around $1.47m from cancelled bookings on its temporarily closed Milford and Routeburn tracks but many trampers have opted for other Great Walks.


New carpark and facilities open at Makarora
13 Feb 2020   /

New carpark and facilities open at Makarora

The Blue Pools new carpark and toilet block, on State Highway 6 near Makarora, the Otago side of the Haast Pass, will be opened from today.


DOC invests $3m+ in Coromandel upgrades
12 Feb 2020  

DOC invests $3m+ in Coromandel upgrades

DOC is investing more than $3m upgrading popular camping grounds at Waikawau Bay, Stony Bay and Fletcher Bay near the northern tip of the Coromandel Peninsula.


DOC launches ‘poo in a loo’ campaign at Abel Tasman
4 Feb 2020   /

DOC launches ‘poo in a loo’ campaign at Abel Tasman

The Department of Conservation has installed new signs along the Tasman National Park track to encourage hikers to use toilets.


DOC adds geo-targeting to summer campaign tactics
28 Jan 2020   /

DOC adds geo-targeting to summer campaign tactics

The Department of Conservation is using geo-targeting technology to manage visitor impact as part of its $150,000 behaviour in nature campaign, ‘Love this Place’.


Report: Visitor impact tops conservation concerns
24 Jan 2020  

Report: Visitor impact tops conservation concerns

Overseas visitor numbers and tourism’s impact on the environment are hot button issues, according to DOC.


DOC acknowledges Cape Kidnappers “frustrations and concerns”
24 Jan 2020  

DOC acknowledges Cape Kidnappers “frustrations and concerns”

The Department of Conservation has acknowledged the “frustrations and concerns” it has caused Gannet Beach Adventures after it suspended the operator’s concession to run tours at Cape Kidnappers. 


Hokitika Gorge Bridge work begins to create new loop walk
24 Jan 2020   /

Hokitika Gorge Bridge work begins to create new loop walk

Work has begun on the second bridge at Hokitika Gorge, which will link two sections of new track creating a one hour loop walk.