Lighting fires on public conservation land
Find out when and where you can light fires at huts, campsites and in the backcountry on public conservation land.
Know before you go
Be prepared for all conditions on your trip as weather can change suddenly.
Pets on conservation land
You are not allowed to take a pet into conservation land without DOC permission. This includes national parks, wildlife areas and reserves.
Get set for summer
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