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.

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Asking Nicely YouTube

Asking nicely

Published Jun 21, 2018, 12:02 PM

Find out why you should always ask permission before wandering onto private land – and the right and wrong ways to go about it.

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The Outdoor Access Code

Published Jul 10, 2018, 10:14 AM

The Outdoor Access Code is a Commission publication, which sets out the rights and responsibilities of recreational users and landholders.

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What is a marginal strip?

Published Jul 10, 2018, 12:02 PM

Marginal strips are strips of land adjoining the coast, lakes larger than eight hectares in area, and rivers greater than three metres in width.

Grays River

Access along rivers, lakes and the coast

Published Sep 5, 2018, 1:23 PM

What is the Queen’s Chain and what happens when erosion, accretion or water movement affect public access? What are the access rights relating to the foreshore?

Paekakariki Escarpment Track

Walkways

Published Sep 5, 2018, 1:36 PM

New Zealand offers an abundance of walking tracks providing opportunities for access to the great outdoors. These tracks fall into many categories.

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