Walking Access Mapping

The purpose of the Walking Access Mapping System (WAMS)  is to assist the public to identify land in New Zealand which is open to recreational access on foot. This information can be viewed against topographical and aerial basemaps as well supporting recreational/access related information sourced from partnered organisations. Your use of this information is subject to conditions, please read the disclaimer here.


Advanced Desktop Viewer

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Mobile Viewers

Simplified versions of WAMS tailored towards smaller touch screens and tablets, we would welcome any feedback or suggestions.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at:  GIS@walkingaccess.govt.nz 

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WAMS mobile

WAMS Tablet

If you would like view our access maps through the Explorer for ArcGIS application. Click on the hyperlink below. When opening the link, you will be given the option to open it in Explorer for ArcGIS app if you have it installed.

Basic viewer, showing Public Access Areas over aerial imagery basemap