The Department of Conservation () has announced the opening dates for the next season’s , huts, and lodges .
According to a report,for the 2022-23 season will begin early April and are staggered to offer those who book multiple times better chances of getting the dates of their choice. The season begins on July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.
for South Island huts, lodges, and most will open on April 5, and those for the North Island will open on April 7.
Momorangi Bayin the Marlborough Sounds will open on April 12, and Tōtaranui in Abel Tasman National will be open on April 14. Great Walks will open at the beginning of May, with dates to be announced shortly.
Heritage and Visitors Director Steve Taylor suggests in advance to secure the most popular dates and times.
This upcoming year, there will be minor changes tofees as part of ‘s regular price reviews.
“is focused on ensuring New Zealanders have a wide and accessible range of opportunities to get into nature,” Steve Taylor said.
“Visitor charges are a way of giving back to nature and mitigating visitor impacts, as well as ensuring the people who use these facilities contribute to the costs of providing them.”
Steve Taylor stated thathas also decided to put off the implementation of any further differential pricing for international tourists beyond the Great Walks.
This article originally appeared on Voxy Co New Zealand.