Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa, the Outdoor Access Commission, is the Crown agency protecting and enhancing public access to the outdoors for everyone in New Zealand — walkers, mountain bikers, anglers, horse riders, landholders, trail runners and more.
Herenga ā Nuku has a small team in Wellington and a network of regional field advisors. It is governed by an independent board.
For more pārongo about the functions of Herenga ā Nuku please consult the Walking Access Act 2008.
Herenga ā Nuku has fourteen staff working from its Wellington office and a 13-strong field team based around New Zealand.
Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa is the Crown agent responsible for providing leadership on access to the outdoors.
Strategic Narrative 2021-2025
Trails connect us to this land of ancestors, to te taiao, and our unique natural world, to our stories and our heritage to active lifestyles, health and wellbeing, and to each other.
The Walking Access Commission became Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa, the Outdoor Access Commission, on 28 July 2022.