Walking Access Act 2008

Part 1 Preliminary provisions

3 Purpose

The purpose of this Act is—


to provide the New Zealand public with free, certain, enduring, and practical walking access to the outdoors (including around the coast and lakes, along rivers, and to public resources) so that the public can enjoy the outdoors; and


to establish the New Zealand Walking Access Commission with responsibility for leading and supporting the negotiation, establishment, maintenance, and improvement of—


walking access (including walkways, which are one form of walking access) over public and private land; and


types of access that may be associated with walking access, such as access with firearms, dogs, bicycles, or motor vehicles.