Recreational access to our lakes, beaches, rivers and mountains is an important part of what it is to be a New Zealander. The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is the Crown entity that works to enhance free, certain, enduring, and practical walking access to the outdoors for New Zealanders and overseas visitors. The Commission has a team in Wellington and a network of regional field advisors. The Commission's legislation is the Walking Access Act 2008.
Projects that improve people’s ability to get into the outdoors may qualify for funding from the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund.
This contestable fund sup...
A new fact sheet has been released to answer frequently asked questions about roadways over Māori land.
The fact sheet addresses common queries about roadways over Māori land, from rights ...
A scenic walking and horse riding trail has been developed on Kapiti Coast’s Whareroa Farm Reserve, north of Wellington, enhancing recreational opportunities in the area and providing a li...