Christchurch

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 Ōtautahi / Christchurch 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

• Gateway to the South Island
• Akaroa and Bank’s Peninsula

Contact

Email: christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz

Phone: +64-3-379 4082

Christchurch Address:
28 Worcester Boulevard, Central City, Christchurch 8140

Operating Season And Hours: 9:00am-4:45pm daily Closed on Christmas Day

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7 reviews with the most recent first

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S Weslake

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly and knowledgable staff who helped us plan our long weekend in CHCH before flying home next week.

Book through the iSite and you might save yourself a few $.

Also the building has some really cool shops/boutiques having been restored following the earth quakes. Definitely worth a visit.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Susi Clearwater

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly and helpful staff with good information.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Colin Evins

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Useful background material from helpful staff.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Jessica Wagner

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good knowledge.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Ina Daubenbuechel

Ranking: 8/10

We couldn't find it, and searched a long time. Got a bit of information, nice stuff.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Tom Somers

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly staff.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Stientje van den Heuvel

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Helpful.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2013

7 reviews with the most recent first

S Weslake's avatar

S Weslake

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly and knowledgable staff who helped us plan our long weekend in CHCH before flying home next week.

Book through the iSite and you might save yourself a few $.

Also the building has some really cool shops/boutiques having been restored following the earth quakes. Definitely worth a visit.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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

Susi Clearwater's avatar

Susi Clearwater

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly and helpful staff with good information.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in December 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

Colin Evins's avatar

Colin Evins

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Useful background material from helpful staff.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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…

Jessica Wagner's avatar

Jessica Wagner

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good knowledge.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Ina Daubenbuechel's avatar

Ina Daubenbuechel

Ranking: 8/10

We couldn't find it, and searched a long time. Got a bit of information, nice stuff.

Reviewed over 4 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

Tom Somers's avatar

Tom Somers

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly staff.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2013

Stientje van den Heuvel's avatar

Stientje van den Heuvel

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Helpful.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2013