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Tourist Information in Whakapapa Village

Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre

Has maps and info on all corners of the park, including huts and current skiing, track and weather conditions, plus an entire wall of hiking information. The centre doubles as an i-SITE. The Walks in and around...

Tourist Information in Te Urewera

Te Urewera Visitor Centre

Opened by the Ngāi Tūhoe people in 2017, this spectacular lakeside visitor centre includes a cafe, and displays and galleries on the natural and cultural history of Te Urewera. DOC info and bookings for the Lake...

Tourist Information in Whanganui

Whanganui i-SITE

Tourist and DOC information (if DOC across the street is closed) in an impressive renovated riverside building (check out the old floorboards!). Sarjeant Gallery exhibition space upstairs; very decent Mud Ducks...

Tourist Information in Coromandel Forest Park

DOC Kauaeranga Visitor Centre

The DOC Kauaeranga Visitor Centre has interesting displays about the kauri forest and its history. Maps and conservation resources are available for purchase and staff dispense advice. The centre is 14km off...

Tourist Information in Katikati

Katikati Information Centre

Sells guides to the town's numerous murals (from $5); guided mural tours depart from here. The attached Carlton Gallery, featuring mostly local artists, rotates art exhibitions every two weeks.

Tourist Information in Turangi

Tūrangi i-SITE

A good source of information on Tongariro National Park, Kaimanawa Forest Park, trout fishing, and snow and road conditions. It issues DOC hut tickets, ski passes and fishing licences, and makes bookings for...

Tourist Information in Raglan

Raglan i-SITE

Department of Conservation (DOC) brochures, plus information about accommodation and activities, including kitesurfing and paddle boarding. Check out the attached museum, especially the exhibition on the history...

Tourist Information in Opotiki

Ōpōtiki i-SITE

Takes bookings for activities and transport, and stocks the indispensable, free East Coast booklet Pacific Coast Highway. Showers are available ($3) and DOC has a counter here.

Tourist Information in Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier i-SITE

Compact information desk at the Great Barrier Aerodrome at Claris. Also has a good range of Department of Conservation (DOC) information. Free wi-fi available in the terminal building.

Tourist Information in Waipoua Forest

Waipoua Forest Visitor Centre

Te Roroa's information centre has an interesting exhibition on the kauri forests, and a cafe. It can also arrange guided tours ($25) and cultural activities, and there's a swimming hole, picnic area and walking...

Tourist Information in Rotorua

Redwoods i-SITE

Sells tickets for the Redwoods Treewalk, and provides information on Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest and all of Rotorua. Has a small cafe.

Tourist Information in Rotorua

Rotorua i-SITE

The hub for travel information and bookings, including Department of Conservation (DOC) huts and Great Walks, and Rotorua's mountain-biking scene. Also has a charging station, currency exchange, showers and lockers.

Tourist Information in Waihi & Waihi Beach

Waihi i-SITE

Local information and the interesting Gold Discovery Centre, a modern and interactive showcase of the gold-flecked past, present and future of the Waihi region.

Tourist Information in Whangaroa Harbour

Boyd Gallery

Boyd Gallery is the general store, but also acts as a tourist information office and booking agent for fishing charters. The website lists self-contained and B&B accommodation around the area.

Tourist Information in Rotorua Lakes

Kawerau i-SITE

The visitor centre at Kawerau, midway between Rotorua and Whakatane, has details on local accommodation and sells permits to access walks and camping at Tarawera Outlet and Tarawera Falls.

Tourist Information in Waiouru

Waiouru i-SITE

Dispensing local knowledge and travel advice on Waiouru and the Ruapehu region from inside the cafe/shop in the National Army Museum. Reservation services available, along with souvenirs.

Tourist Information in Whakatane

Whakatāne i-SITE

Tour bookings, accommodation and general DOC enquiries. Check out the new room dedicated to Whakaari (White Island), with a full model of the island and a 20-minute documentary.

Tourist Information in Helensville

Visitor Information Centre

Housed inside the local Citizens Advice Bureau. Pick up free brochures detailing the Helensville Heritage Trail and Helensville Riverside Walkway.

Tourist Information in Gisborne

Gisborne i-SITE

Beside a doozy of a Canadian totem pole, the local info centre has all and sundry, including a travel desk, history displays, bike hire and a gazillion brochures.

Travel Agency in Great Barrier Island

Go Great Barrier Island

Offers a personal online planning service for island visits, including all transport, rental cars and accommodation. Also runs hiker shuttles to island tracks.