Connecting people, connecting places
We create and sustain public access to the outdoors. We’re a Crown agency working with communities and across statutory boundaries, enabling more people to connect with the whenua .
Vacancy: regional field advisor | kaitohutohu-ā-rohe for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne
Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa, the Outdoor Access Commission (formerly, the New Zealand Walking Access Commission — Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa), is the government agency protecting and enhancing public access to the outdoors for everyone in…
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.