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
•Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people
-Northern royal albatross / toroa at Tairoa Head, one of the two mainland breeding locations in the world.
-yellow-eyed penguins, little blue penguins, and NZ sea lions