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, 10 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.


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 •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


Haast Junction, Cnr SH6 & Jackson Bay Road, Haast, New Zealand
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