DOC Visitor Centre


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Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation areas, as well as DOC's 14,000 km of tracks, 9 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.

DOCTāmaki Makaurau / Auckland 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
•Heritage sites
•Marine reserves
•Conservation projects
•Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people

• Explore the islands of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
• Visit historic North Head tunnels
• See native birds on Tiritiri Matangi island
• Climb the volcano Rangitoto


Feature Value Info


DOC Auckland

Central government organisation


North IslandAuckland RegionAuckland


  • DOC Centres
  • Free

Operating Season And Hours

9:00am–5:00pm daily
Closed 25 December


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boh waz

New Zealand

Ranking: 1/10

Visitor centre is definitely closed (as of today Dec. 6th, 2016). This is still not on DOC website even though visitor centre was closed weeks ago... There is no DOC visitor centre left in Auckland. You can call the DOC Parnell office if you need backcountry hut pass or tickets, someone will be there one or two days a week.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

The second best information in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Leonie Moeller


Ranking: 4/10

The lady seemed like she was bored and does not want to work, but still got the information we needed.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Carla Oyarzun


Ranking: 2/10

People there did not know much, they only gave us pamphlets. It was hard to find someone there.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Michal Sturma

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

The gentleman spent more than 30 minutes and explained everything about tracks, camps and jobs for DOC. Thanks to him we had more than we needed of information on our second day in New Zealand.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Jitka Krejcova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Very helpful, gave us all information we needed about next tracks.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Adam Hassan


Ranking: 9/10

Very professional and helpful.

Reviewed over 9 years ago