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Sandfly Bay - Photo: Karen Connor
Tunnel Beach - Photo: John Barkla
Northern royal albatross - Photo: Lyndon


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 Dunedin 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

-Northern royal albatross / toroa at Tairoa Head, one of the two mainland breeding locations in the world.
-yellow-eyed penguins, little blue penguins, and NZ sea lions


Feature Value Info


Dunedin DOC Visitor Centre

Local government organisation


South IslandCoastal OtagoDunedin


  • DOC Centres
  • Free

Operating Season And Hours

8.30am-5pm: 7 days


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Marco Newald


Ranking: 6/10

Not very friendly or helpful.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Kristin Denny


Ranking: 7/10

Can help but were very busy when we were there so only got a map.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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