Choose from 500+ tracks and trails across Aotearoa New Zealand.
What access rights and privileges do I have?
Legal public access to the New Zealand outdoors is covered by a variety of statutes and provided by a variety of land classifications. Public access to land, waterways and the coast is extensive, but often fragmented. Legal access along water margins and to other public land, such as that administered by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and regional and district councils, comes in many forms, with differing legal obligations and restrictions.