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 the using our GIS maps, creating new access, private land and what to do when there is a dispute.

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2013 Kohekohe Loop Track under construction volunteers EAF project

Enhanced Access Fund

Published Jul 13, 2018, 1:42:34 PM

The Commission administers a contestable fund to support projects that enhance access to the outdoors. This fund is known as the Enhanced Access Fund.

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J H Aspinall Scholarship

Published Jan 29, 2018, 1:15:52 AM

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission administers a $5,000 scholarship, which is made available to New Zealand students researching public access to the outdoors and New Zealand’s farming heritage.

2017 03 07 Walking Access Champion Awards at Parliament award winners with Minister Louise Upston Eric Pyle John Forbes Peho Tamiana 2

Outdoor Access Champion Awards

Published Aug 10, 2018, 11:29:36 AM

The Outdoor Access Champion awards recognise those who have made significant and lasting contributions to public access to the outdoors in New Zealand.

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