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Pocket Maps app

Pocket Maps is a mobile mapping app for the outdoors. Find out what publicly accessible areas are local to you and explore somewhere new. Download Pocket Maps now via the Apple App Store and Android Play Store.

What is Pocket Maps? 

Pocket Maps allows you to view public access areas and conservation land all across Aotearoa - right from your device, anytime and anywhere. Maps can be viewed online with a Wi-Fi connection or downloaded to be viewed offline.

How does it work?

Pocket Maps lets you search your exact location by region and through the map layers, understand what type of access land you are currently on or looking to walk, hunt, fish or mountain bike across. 

The maps are split into regions and available to be downloaded to use offline.  

App features include: 

  • Public access area viewing 
  • Offline capability 
  • GPS positioning  
  • Draw and measure routes  

The public access areas layer contains  

  • NZ road parcels  
  • Reserve land
  • Walkway easement 
  • Esplanade strips 
  • Esplanade reserves 
  • Easements  
  • Department of Conservation public land


Pocket Maps was developed by Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa | Outdoor Access Commission, in partnership with our GIS technology partner, Eagle Technology. 

Get help using Pocket Maps

See the Pocket Maps help guide. 


This app is not a substitute for a GPS unit and should be used in conjunction with one if going outdoors. 

Please read our data disclaimer before using the app. 


If you have questions or want to provide some feedback, get in touch with the Pocket Maps team at: 


Get Pocket Maps

 Click on either link to download Pocket Maps for iOS or Android

Download Pocket Maps for iOS

Download Pocket Maps for Android