DOC and i-SITE join in Napier
Napier’s i-SITE visitor information centre is joining forces with the region’s Department of Conservation.
Hawke’s Bay’s DOC visitor centre has officially closed, however the office on Marine Parade is still open to the public from 9am to 4pm on weekdays.
Pre-booked hut visitors can also pick up hut keys from the office.
From now on i-SITE staff will be able to assist members of the public with most DOC-related inquiries, from tramping information to hut bookings.
DOC Hawke’s Bay operations manager Dave Carlton said by partnering with i-SITE his organisation had increased visibility and accessibility of services.
‘‘The i-SITE is a go-to resource for people looking to learn more about a local area,’’ he said.
‘‘This collaboration will allow us to showcase DOC alongside the many other activities and resources Hawke’s Bay has to offer.’’
Napier City Council visitor experiences manager Sally Jackson said people were keen to learn more about the natural resources the district is known for.
‘‘Tramping and exploring the outdoors are significant attractions,’’ she said.
‘‘Our team will continue to work directly with DOC to provide customers the same services the Napier visitor centre previously offered.’’
The Napier i-SITE at 100 Marine Parade is open seven days a week, excluding Christmas, from 9am to 5pm.
Opening hours are extended during the summer season.
Phone inquiries or visitor information call i-SITE at 06 834 1911.
Information on dog and hunting permits call the DOC office at 06 834 3111.
A hunter in Hawke’s Bay’s Kaweka Forest Park.