7 Rankers Reviews
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
•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
North Island ▷ Auckland Region ▷ Auckland
Operating Season And Hours
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.
The second best information in New Zealand.
The lady seemed like she was bored and does not want to work, but still got the information we needed.
People there did not know much, they only gave us pamphlets. It was hard to find someone there.
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.
Very helpful, gave us all information we needed about next tracks.
Very professional and helpful.