The New Zealand Walking Access Commission

Our vision: Journeys across the land and to our special places | Te mauri o te hīkoi

We build a legacy of public access to the outdoors for everyone in New Zealand. Communities work with us to create and care for tracks and trails. We resolve disputes about outdoor access. Our focus is the land and the people who live, work and play on it - walkers, mountain bikers, anglers, horse riders, landholders, runners and beyond.

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Waikato riparian planting

Riparian planting and public access

Ric Balfour from Landcare Trust and Felicity Brough from Walking Access Commission have formed a partnership to help farmers and catchment groups develop public access routes when riparian planting.

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Access to the outdoors FAQs

Information about accessing the outdoors responsibly - including roads and walkways, rivers and lakes, and private land.

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Use a map to find legal public access across New Zealand

Our maps will help you find legal public access, hunting and fishing spots, tracks, trails, and property information.

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News from the field

The latest media releases, articles, news and views from across the Walking Access Commission.

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