Archives For Recreation

Camping, walking/hiking/tramping, hunting, huts, cabins and campsites.

It’s Conservation Week between 14th-22nd October. Here are a few ways you can show your backyard some love!

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There’s a dedicated group of volunteers in Dunedin. They head out every Wednesday, rain or shine, and clear DOC’s back-country tracks for hikers to enjoy. The Green Hut Track Group have been volunteering for 20 years, and they’re all older than my granddad.

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The Queen Charlotte Track, while not an official Great Walk, is considered pretty great by the thousands of walkers and mountain bikers that experience all or part of it each year.

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Exploring New Zealand’s winter wilderness is an experience like no other. We have five questions to help you get the most out of your winter adventure.

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If you’re driving between Picton and Christchurch this summer, you’ll need to use the alternative route. Luckily, there’s plenty of natural places to visit along the way!

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In the lead up to Christmas, DOC is supporting the Mental Health Foundation with the ‘Summer Photo Challenge’ through the Healthy Nature, Healthy People initiative.

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On a warm February weekend Sam Rowland and Kate Alderslade explored Te Ara Pātaka — they share with us 10 reasons to visit this magical spot.

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