New Zealand Visitor Centre's

    New Zealand National Parks Information Guide

    January 31, 2023Tom 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.

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    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.

    Reflection of Mt Taranaki in Pouakai Tarns 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

    Mt Cook Visitor Centre with Alps in the background 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;

    North Island
    South Island
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