New Zealand Visitor Centre's
New Zealand National Parks Information Guide
January 31, 2023 • Tom Lanauze
3 min read
CamperMate and the Department of Conservation are proud to partner on delivering helpful and up to date information to local and international visitors looking to explore the national parks, wildlife areas and conservation lands of Aotearoa.
The National Parks of New Zealand hold the countries most treasured wilderness areas and protected species. These are the places where you will find the most amazing views, crystal clear rivers and lakes, incredible encounters with wildlife, stunning beaches, towering mountains and some of the best short walks and longer hikes in the world.
Find out more information on CamperMate about the Pouakai Tarns Track and from the local Egmont National Park Visitor Centre.
The CamperMate app and website provides an in-depth view of all things travel related, no matter what kind of trip you’re looking to have. We offer true nationwide online and offline coverage of all you’ll need, and of course the location of the Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centres.
Working together, we provide the most comprehensive tourist information database available for travelling within New Zealand, from the cities to the mountains and everything in between.
These purpose built Visitor Centre's have been placed at key locations all over the country (and at all the National Parks), staffed with knowledgeable rangers and DOC staff who can offer up to date info on tracks, where to see local wildlife and information on great walks, hut stays and other fantastic local advice.
They walk the walks and talk the talk, and they are a fantastic resource for any traveller to Aotearoa
Travelling to Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park? Check out our Mt Cook Travel Guide and stop in at the Aoraki / Mt Cook NP Visitor Centre
Where to stay when visiting these National Parks?
DOC manages a network of over 950 huts of all shapes and sizes. They provide unique places to stay, refuge from bad weather, or rest and recover when you're out exploring the outdoors.
Find and book a hut to stay in HERE
The Department of Conservation also manages a variety of low-cost campsites across Aotearoa.
Find your low-cost campsite HERE
Where Can I Find the Visitor Centre's?
New Zealand's Visitor Information Centre's are spread all over the country offering nation wide coverage of National Parks and important conservation lands and areas while also being in most major cities.
View all the Information Centre's HERE
If you're looking for a specific region, here is a list of some of the popular places you can find the DOC Visitor Centre’s here in Aotearoa;
- Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
- Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
- Wellington Visitor Centre
- Tongariro NP Visitor Centre
- Egmont NP Visitor Centre
- Arthur's Pass NP Visitor Centre
- Aoraki / Mt Cook NP Visitor Centre
- Awarua / Haast Visitor Centre
- Otautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
- Dunedin Visitor Centre
- Paparoa NP Visitor Centre
- Rakiura NP Visitor Centre
- Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
- Fiordland NP Visitor Centre
- Mount Aspiring NP Visitor Centre
- Westland Tai Poutini NP Visitor Centre
- Whakatipu-wai-Maori / Queenstown Visitor Centre