Knowledge Base

We have information about accessing the outdoors responsibly - including roads and walkways, rivers and lakes, and private land. We also have information on using our GIS maps, creating new access, private land and what to do when there is a dispute.

Use the tags below to narrow down what you're looking for. The Community filters refer to the type of user, and Tag filters to the topic being discussed.

Got a question not answered here? Please contact us via email or phone and we'll do our best to help.

sheep farm

The Country and Outdoor Recreation Calendar

Published Feb 20, 2018, 9:33 PM

A downloadable calendar showing common farming, fishing and hunting seasons. The calendar has been jointly created by the Commission, Fish & Game and Federated Farmers.

Hunter talking to DOC 2013

Carrying firearms in the outdoors

Published Aug 31, 2018, 12:04 PM

Most landholders are happy to oblige yet sometimes they can be concerned about people requesting access for recreational purposes, especially when they are carrying firearms.

2012 Nokomai Station sign Federated Farmers

Signage Project

Published Sep 3, 2018, 10:09 AM

We are working with Federated Farmers and Rural Women NZ to provide signage for landholders to use to mark agreeable and voluntarily granted access routes.

Header logo only

COVID-19 and outdoor recreation

Published May 13, 2020, 1:31 PM

What does COVID-19 mean for the NZ Walking Access Commission, and for public access to the outdoors? We share advice from a range of experts.

Showing all results