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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 walks, huts and current skiing, track and weather conditions. It's important to check in with them before setting off to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The …
Tourist Information in Te Urewera

Te Urewera Visitor Centre

Opened by the Ngāi Tūhoe people in 2017, this spectacular new lakeside visitor centre includes a cafe, and displays and galleries on the natural and cultural history of Te Urewera. Visitor information and Department…
Tourist Information in Wellington

Wellington i-SITE

After an earthquake chased them out of their regular digs, the i-SITE has taken over the Michael Fowler Centre's old booking office. It looks like they'll be here for the foreseeable future, but check their website …
Tourist Information in Turangi

Turangi i-SITE

A good stop for 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 transpor…
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; wi-fi lounge downstairs be…
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 SH25; i…
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 of R…
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. They can also arrange guided tours ($25) and cultural activities, and there's a swimming hole, picnic area and walking tr…
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 Opotiki

Opotiki 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.