What walks should be our next two Great Walks?
DOC would like to hear which existing walks iwi, communities and other stakeholders consider should be Great Walks, and why.
New Zealand is currently experiencing its highest growth ever in both population size and international visitor numbers.
The existing Great Walks are one of New Zealand’s best known naturebased experiences, and several of the walks are reaching their limits for capacity at peak times. This is a rare opportunity for DOC to develop two new Great Walks and create more exceptional visitor experiences in different parts of New Zealand.
If you are interested in suggesting a location that would be ideal for one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, we invite your iwi, group or business to develop an intial proposal.
About the public engagement process
Host communities are an important part of the Great Walks experience. DOC is running a public engagement process to encourage iwi, communities and stakeholders to suggest potential Great Walks that can not only deliver an exceptional experience for visitors, but where visitors can enjoy the Manaakitanga of local communities.
What places are being considered
We know there are good ideas for potential new Great Walks being spoken about. This process provides the opportunity for these ideas to be assessed and evaluated fairly.
The walks that will be developed are yet to be confirmed. We are taking a customer-focused approach to ensure that walks meet both visitor and community needs.
The walks selected will need to align with the existing Great Walks offering and brand, and highlight the best of New Zealand’s landscapes, and natural and cultural values that we’re not seeing on other Great Walks.
These places also need to have strong support and buy-in from their local com-
Tama Lakes walk - with views of three volcanic peaks