Connecting people, connecting places
Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa, the Outdoor Access Commission, creates and sustains public access to the outdoors. We work with communities and across statutory boundaries.
We envision a comprehensive and safe network of tracks and trails across New Zealand, accessible from big cities and small towns as well as our wilder places.
Economist Benje Patterson: bike tourism in plantation forests
Each year thousands of people explore our outdoors on bike. The average bike tourist spends 3 or 4 days on their holiday. And many of them explore our plantation forests.
Information about public access
Guidance about accessing the outdoors responsibly — including roads and walkways, rivers and lakes, and private land.
Use a map to find legal public access across New Zealand
Our maps will help you find legal public access, hunting and fishing spots, tracks, trails, and property information.