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About us

Building a legacy of public access to the outdoors for everyone in New Zealand, from walkers to mountain bikers, anglers to horse riders, landholders to trail runners.

Our people

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has fourteen staff working from its Wellington office and a 13-strong field team based around New Zealand.


The latest news from the Walking Access Commission Ara Hikoi Aotearoa. If you have a media or communications query contact Asher Wilson-Goldman, our Communications Manager.


Documents and research that explain people's rights and responsibilities when accessing the outdoors. Also corporate reports on our objectives and performance.

Our work

Find out about the diverse work the commission does, from its large strategic projects to its day-to-day support for people who access the outdoors.


As a Crown entity, we publish a range of information, including our chief executive's expenses, our Official Information Act statistics, board minutes and our prosecutions policy.


Get the latest news from the Commission. We'll send you regular newsletters about access to the outdoors, tracks, trails and the people who care for them.