Nest Finder NZ




    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

    Note for all users of the old Pro app
    If you have downloaded the old Topo tile archives and want to keep on using them as offline maps here's a little tweak that allows you to do that. Please keep in mind that they are no longer updated and not as good looking as the new LINZ topo maps.

    • Download Sqlite3 from here:
    • for each .mbtiles archive
    + Open Sqlite3: sqlite3.exe
    + open the tile archive: .open NI_10.mbtiles
    + update the tile archive: update metadata set value='LdsTopo' where name='tilesource';
    + close the archive: .quit

    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

    • 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

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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

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