Paparoa National Park Department of Conservation Visitor Centre

Call in and see what Punakaiki and the Paparoa National Park has to offer.


Conservation products and services, walks, weather, tide and track information, and an activities booking service all available.

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
  • Pancake Rocks, and the Blowholes in action during high tide
  • Paparoa Track, our newest Great Walk
  • Pike29 Memorial Track
  • 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


4224 State Highway 6, Paparoa National Park 7873, New Zealand
Things to See & Do