Nest Finder NZ

Nest Finder NZ


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Nest Finder provides comprehensive information about all published DOC huts, camp sites and visitor centres, as well as i-SITEs, BBH hostels, YHA hostels, Holiday Parks of NZ and Forest and Bird lodges across New Zealand.

Now supports topographic maps [Pro]

Prepare your next trip using a range of maps, detailed information for each site or photos others have taken in the area.

Need to change plans on the trip? Simply list all nearby sites or explore your area on the map.

Check the availability of bookable DOC huts & camp sites and go straight through to DOC's booking system.


• More than 1600 places to stay, including more than 1000 huts, 350 camp sites, 280 BBH hostels, 280 Holiday Parks, 50 YHA hostels and all Forest and Bird lodges

• Tight DOC and YHA booking system integration: instantly check the availability for bookable sites, check the price or click through to book online

• Contains detailed information for most locations, including facilities, how to get there, pricing and more

• [Pro] Supports topographic maps for whole of NZ and the Chathams.

Consistently designed for offline use: no internet connection required for detailed information for all sites, maps are cached for later offline use once displayed

• Location aware: find out where you are and all sites close to your current location or another point of interest

• Well integrated with other apps: use your device's navigation to get to hostels or visitor centres or explore sites in Google Earth.

• Free and regularly updated

The downloads below contain Open Street Map tile archives for the stated levels andarea and allow you to pre-download them onto your phone, saving you time and bandwidth. You can download as many as you like.
Save any of the files below to the Nest Finder folder (/mnt/sdcard/.nz.nestfinder/). If you have changed the folder in Nest Finder's preferences, please copy the archive into that folder.

New Zealand:
level 0-12 [77 MB]
level 13 [147MB]

* [Pro] features require the pro-version to be installed.

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These are used to obtain your position on the map as well as the nearest facilities around you.

The app retrieves maps, photos and availability information for bookable facilities off the internet.
In case of the app crashing you are asked whether you want to send further information back to the developers.

This is required to check whether the device is connected or not before any internet access.

Used to store map tiles for offline map usage

Required for Pro-version license checks

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Recently changed in this version

• BBH data update

Comments and ratings for Nest Finder NZ
  • (53 stars)

    by Pete Muir on 22/01/2014

    On the river for 3 day's and could check where I was on the topo map with the gps with all the etras turned off and used 15 % of my power but had a phone if needed. Sweet

  • (53 stars)

    by Anton Panteleev on 20/01/2014

    upd / respond: there is a Waiheke Island DOC camping missing as well as Whatipu Lodge (north head of Manukau Harbour). There were more, but I cannot recall now... Some campfees are a bit outdated, such as for Brett Rd campsite (close to lake Rerewhakaaitu) now it's 8 not 6. However thanks for the effort! Cheers

  • (53 stars)

    by Marc B on 14/01/2014

    Super but it's annoying to move the map for caching it offline!

  • (53 stars)

    by Daniel Wirtz on 20/11/2013

    This app really makes traveling, choice of accommodation and booking really easy!

  • (53 stars)

    by Les Dudley on 17/05/2013

    I have installed this App on my Android, and have found it an excellent one. Previously had another NZ App for locating camping grounds etc. which would be suitable for a mobile home but it didn't quite make the grade. Had a wee spot of bother with this one until I contacted Oliver, who gracefully put me on the right track. I endorse this product and will recommend it to fellow motor-home users.

  • (53 stars)

    by Thiravat Voravetvuthikun on 07/05/2013

    Good spp

  • (53 stars)

    by Aaron Schroder on 05/05/2013

    I was looking for an easy way to search for DOC camps and huts. I also wanted to see them on a map and read basic info about them. The DOC website is quite difficult to use for searching but this app does it well. I found the developer friendly to deal with too and he responded quickly to an issue I discovered. Great app. Thanks.

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