DOC Visitor Centre


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6 Face-to-Face

8 DOC Centres

11 Wellington

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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 Pōneke / Wellington 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

• Kapiti Island Nature Reserve
• Matiu/Somes Island


Feature Value Info


North IslandWellington RegionWellington


  • DOC Centres
  • Free

Operating Season And Hours

Mon-Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm,
Sat 10:00am - 3:30pm.
Public Holidays closed


Simon Mehlmann's avatar

Simon Mehlmann


Ranking: 10/10

Two employees of the centre (first one, then the other), helped us to plan our Abel Tasman Track. We got to know all we needed to start the track well prepared and confident. Tide chart was very valuable.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Brian Lexmond


Ranking: 5/10

Nothing found and what we did not know.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Ranking: 10/10

Friendly, helpful and patient.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Gale Willcocks

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Very flash, excellent displays. Information forthcoming in a professional manner. Worth a visit.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Jenny Pullenger

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Very good service. Plentiful information, brochures etc.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Wendy Ward

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Supplied information and booklets prior to coming to the South Island.

Reviewed about 8 years ago