27 Rankers Reviews
9 Information Centres
17 DOC Centres
DOC Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre is staffed by DOC rangers who have firsthand, in-depth local knowledge. We provide information about:
•Walks and hiking - short walks, multi-day hikes, Great Walks
•Track conditions, weather, and safety
•Hut and Campsite bookings
•Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people
• Pancake Rocks, and the Blowholes in action during high tide
• Amazing limestone caves
•Spectacular Great coast road
•Beach walks, horse treks and river kayaking
•Walks in the virgin subtropical rainforest of Paparoa National Park
•The Westland Petrel, flying overhead in winter to the only breeding colony in the world for these unique birds
South Island ▷ West Coast ▷ Punakaiki
Operating Season And Hours
Nov-March 9:00am-6:00pm daily
Showing 13 reviews of 27.
Nice place to stop en route down the west coast. We booked a few excursions here and had a walk around the pancake rocks.
They were great.
Information about hikes and maps.
Very kind and helpful.
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Would be perfect with WIFi.
Very busy as both staff members were booking accommodation for people which led to a very long queue.
Very nice team and the woman gave us a lot of information.
Wanted to do a two day hike and had questions about it. They were friendly and gave us a brochure, but refused to do outdoor safety (DOC does not do that anymore), seemed more interested in selling fancy stuff.
Knew what was in the brochures, not very helpful in questions like track conditions in the NP. Did not do outdoor safety.
Sarah Jane O'Reilly
Friendly staff, a good answer to every question.
Very helpful and told us about various things to do.
Good documents for visit.