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Air access re: Wilderness Areas


I've just spent ages trying to locate definitive maps of wilderness area boundaries with poor results. Anyone out there know where to locate say, a map of the Tasman Wilderness area? Online preferably.

Also, is there any precedent regarding legitimate flying into a W.A. with boats under the pretext of a scientific investigation or otherwise?

In other words, who's keen to come do some first descents and count blue ducks?

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ali's picture

have a yean to matty.he has got a mate who hunts for doc.
see you during the week anyway.
hope the oprara was sweet:-)

jonathan's picture

You might want to make a submission regarding publication of WA boundaries to the Walking Access Consultation document. See


jonathan's picture

DoC did put the Adams WA map online, but kept shifting the URL, so I reproduced it here . I would simply chase up DOC, as one would think that they would have a statutory obligation to enable people to avoid encroaching on wilderness areas. I suspect they simply rely on heli operators knowing the boundaries.


gus's picture

Yeah it seems funny that info is hard to come by. You'd think DOC would be quite explicit about WA boundaries. Maybe we could plead ignorance...? I guess Heli operators would be in the know. Cheers for your help, bro.

ian10's picture

I've asked the guys at Map World (Chch) to check waht's in stock and the only thing is a general outline of WA's on some smaller scale maps. They are looking into it for me and if I can get any better info, I'll let you know.

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