DOC Paparoa National Park 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
•Marine reserves
•Conservation projects
•Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people

• Pancake Rocks, and the Blowholes in action during high tide
• Amazing limestone caves
•Spectacular Great coast road
•Beach walks, horse treks and river kayaking
•Walks in the virgin subtropical rainforest of Paparoa National Park
•The Westland Petrel, flying overhead in winter

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


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Physical address

DOC Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre, 4294 Coast Road, RD1, Rununga 7873, Punakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand.

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