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DOC Approved

Find out what it means when a business displays the DOC Approved label.

The DOC Approved label symbolises the significant contribution tourism and recreation businesses make to conservation in New Zealand.

The label shows the value of our business to the Department of Conservarion, and illustrates to visitors that our business pays fees to DOC to support conservation.

It also shows that we have passed the environmental standards set by DOC, as well as safety standards set by an independent auditor, and been approved to operate in public conservation areas.

The DOC Approved label can only be used by businesses with a current legal agreement with DOC.