DOC Awarua / Haast 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.

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Visitor centres are staffed by DOC rangers who have firsthand, in-depth local knowledge about:

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•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

•Displays and information on the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area
•Watch the short film "Edge of Wilderness"
•Marine life: penguins, seals, and dolphins

Hours:
Nov–March 9:00am-6:00pm daily
April-Oct 9:00am–4:30pm daily
Christmas Day closed

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DOC Awarua / Haast Visitor Centre, Haast Junction, Cnr SH6 & Jackson Bay Road, Haast, West Coast, New Zealand.

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