There are seven different dog control categories, and each category is represented by a different colour on the map.
|Prohibited||Dogs are prohibited|
|Prohibited / Leashed||Dogs are prohibited in part of the area, but allowed on a leash in other parts|
|Leashed||Dogs must be on a leash|
|Leashed / Under effective control||Dogs must be on a leash in part of the area, but are allowed 'under effective control' in other parts|
|Summer beach prohibition||Dogs are prohibited between 1 November and 31 March, 9am and 7pm, to protect swimming and recreation activities (but dog walkers can pass through with a dog on a short leash)|
|Dog parks||Spaces set aside to allow dogs a space to exercise with other dogs and their owners, in a dog-friendly environment|
|Dog exercise areas||Recommended spaces to exercise dogs off-leash|
Other areas or organisations such as the Department of Conservation (DOC) may have dog restrictions in place to protect wildlife or for other reasons. Refer to the DOC website (external link)(external link)or call your local DOC office for more details.
Note that dogs are prohibited on Quail Island / Ötamahua.