Visitor centres are staffed by DOC rangers who have firsthand, in-depth local knowledge about:
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 and conservation projects.
Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people. Nelson Lakes National Park and Lake Rotoiti walking tracks.