Rakiura National Park

Rakiura National Park

DOC Visitor Centre



3 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

11 DOC Centres

9 Halfmoon Bay



Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre
Rakiura Track Great Walk - Photo: DOC / 90 Seconds
Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre


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 Rakiura National Park 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

• Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara bird sanctuary
• Rakiura Track Great Walk


Feature Value Info


South IslandStewart IslandHalfmoon Bay


  • DOC Centres
  • Free

Operating Season And Hours

Dec-March: 8:00am-5:00pm daily

April-Nov 8:30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri
May-Oct 10:00am-2:00pm Sat-Sun
Nov & April 9:00am–4:00pm Sat-Sun
Christmas Day closed




Julia Seiffert's avatar

Julia Seiffert

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very helpful, good information.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sara Williams's avatar

Sara Williams

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Staff were very helpful on Christmas Eve for my walk. I arrived ill and they were able to adjust my walk.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Evyatar Karni

Ranking: 6/10

Not very helpful.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013