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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.

DOC Kauaeranga 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
•Cycleways
•Maps
•Marine reserves
•Conservation projects
•Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people

Find out about Coromandel Forest Park and Kauaeranga Valley campgrounds, and kauri logging history.

Contact

Email: kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz

Phone: +64 7 867 9080

Thames Address:
995c Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Thames 3577

Operating Season And Hours: 8.30-4.30pm daily 8.30-5.30 pm (19 Dec-7 Feb)

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3 reviews with the most recent first

Ian Garner's avatar

Ian Garner

England

Ranking: 10/10

A very helpful assistant gave us personalised ideas to suit our needs. Very good local knowledge.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 96 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

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Jennifer Garner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

What a lovely lady! We arrived 20 minutes before closing time and nothing was too much trouble. Recommended the best campsite to match our preferred walk.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Lenka Dvorauova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 3/10

Nice and big information centre but we wanted general information about great walks and the Hut pass. The ladies couldn't help us and provide the information simply because they didn't know it at all.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

3 reviews with the most recent first

Ian Garner's avatar

Ian Garner

England

Ranking: 10/10

A very helpful assistant gave us personalised ideas to suit our needs. Very good local knowledge.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 96 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

Jennifer Garner's avatar

Jennifer Garner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

What a lovely lady! We arrived 20 minutes before closing time and nothing was too much trouble. Recommended the best campsite to match our preferred walk.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

Get deals pass

Lenka Dvorauova's avatar

Lenka Dvorauova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 3/10

Nice and big information centre but we wanted general information about great walks and the Hut pass. The ladies couldn't help us and provide the information simply because they didn't know it at all.

Reviewed over 4 years ago