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.
Signs pointing up for Reservoir Creek Walkway
The spectacular walkway climb from Waimea Inlet, 568 metres of ascent up Richmond Hill, now has new signs and amenities.
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.