Nelson

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.

DOC Nelson 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

• Abel Tasman National Park
• Abel Tasman Coast Track Great Walk
• Kahurangi National Park
• Heaphy Track Great Walk
• Mt Richmond Forest Park

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Contact

Email: nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz

Phone: +64-3-546 9339

Nelson Address:
79 Trafalgar St, Nelson 7010

Operating Season And Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm Sat & Sun

11 reviews with the most recent first

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Cayla Stanley

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Incredibly helpful. They helped us plan our whole trip with ease and knowledge.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Emily Noyd

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We were fortunate enough to have an incredible helpful DOC representative assist us in trip planning for our entire months journey in the South Island.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Anna Kern

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great information about great walks - very friendly.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sebastian Heinzelmann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good information about great walks and alternatives - very friendly.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jasmin

Italy

Ranking: 4/10

Could not help with local information (for example on rock climbing).

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2015

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Caren van Gastel

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Very helpful-provided all info I needed to book camping & plan kayak trip to Abel Tasman National Park

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

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Lieven De Vlaminck

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Very good help to sort out my Abel Tasman trek.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Bene

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Helpful information, most information we have got so far.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Timo Maschke

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A good office with nice service.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Gerard van de Ven

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Objective and excellent information.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Adam Hassan

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very professional and helpful.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

11 reviews with the most recent first

Cayla Stanley's avatar

Cayla Stanley

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Incredibly helpful. They helped us plan our whole trip with ease and knowledge.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Emily Noyd's avatar

Emily Noyd

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We were fortunate enough to have an incredible helpful DOC representative assist us in trip planning for our entire months journey in the South Island.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 74 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

Anna Kern's avatar

Anna Kern

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great information about great walks - very friendly.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Sebastian Heinzelmann's avatar

Sebastian Heinzelmann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good information about great walks and alternatives - very friendly.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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

Jasmin's avatar

Jasmin

Italy

Ranking: 4/10

Could not help with local information (for example on rock climbing).

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2015

Caren van Gastel's avatar

Caren van Gastel

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Very helpful-provided all info I needed to book camping & plan kayak trip to Abel Tasman National Park

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2013

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Lieven De Vlaminck's avatar

Lieven De Vlaminck

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Very good help to sort out my Abel Tasman trek.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2013

Bene's avatar

Bene

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Helpful information, most information we have got so far.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Timo Maschke's avatar

Timo Maschke

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A good office with nice service.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

Gerard van de Ven's avatar

Gerard van de Ven

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Objective and excellent information.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Adam Hassan's avatar

Adam Hassan

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very professional and helpful.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago