Concessions for Allowed and Managed activities

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s parks and forests provide numerous opportunities for recreation, tourism and filming.

To manage these activities and their effects, Greater Wellington operates a concessions and permits system for Allowed and Managed activities in parks. A separate process applies for activities identified as ‘Restricted’ in the Toitu Te Whenua Parks Management Plan for the eight regional parks.

Check section eight of Toitu Te Whenua Parks Network Plan for activities allowed in parks and permission requirements.

A concession is an official authorisation for individuals or groups to carry out an activity or event within the Regional Council's parks and forests that is over and above casual use, and which may have some impacts on the park or other users. 

Fees are payable for some activities eg camping. To find out if your activity has an associated fee, see the fee schedule below.

You will need a concession if your event or activity involves filming, is commercial in nature or if it involves more than 30 participants.

Applications for concessions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  Should a concession be granted, it provides a:

  • Legal right to carry out an activity or event on lands owned and/or managed by Greater Wellington Regional Council
  • Formal relationship between the concession holder and Greater Wellington Regional Council, ensuring that both parties are aware of their obligations

Event organizers will need to apply for either a streamlined concession or a full concession based on the size and type of event. 

Concession types

Commercial activities

Non-commercial activities

Useful forms

Updated August 1, 2022 at 10:10 AM

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