Archives For Recreation

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

What’s the link between an ancient genus of duck which can cruise below the water like a submarine and a Toyota Kiwi Guardian site? Ranger Abi Whitman explores. 

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What is so special about the red tussock on the Gouland Downs you might ask? Harry Broad, DOC writer in residence, explains why this “dull and boring” plant is worthy of admiration.

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Hut Warden Eiji Kitai tells us about his experience walking the Te Araroa Trail while raising funds for the Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust.

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We’re known for having some of the most pristine and untouched natural landscapes, which are home to some very unique creatures. Here are 10 native species you might encounter on a walk in New Zealand.

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Dedicated members of the Parawai Tramping Club came to the rescue last month with a working bee to clean down and paint Parawai Lodge in Tararua Forest Park.

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18 takahē are now roaming the tussock grasslands of Gouland Downs on the Heaphy Track. Takahē Advocacy Ranger Julie takes us behind the scenes of the recent takahē release in Kahurangi National Park.

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Planning on visiting Northland? This ten-day road trip itinerary will help you make the most of your visit to the beautiful north, and includes some of the best walks and hikes New Zealand has to offer.

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