How a NZ tramp is planned

An in-depth study of behaviours of trip planning

Published October 2021

We partnered with Research NZ and the Department of Conservation to conduct an in-depth research project. The research was conducted online and targeted trampers who had booked/stayed at a DOC tramping facility between 1 November 2019 and 31 January 2020. Among many things the survey covered questions such as:

  • How far in advance did they start planning their trip? 
  • What important decisions did they make as they planned? 
  • What type of information did they seek and where did they access this information? 
  • How did they record and share their plans?

How a NZ tramp is planned

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What can you do with this publication? 

  • Contact us for further information regarding our findings
  • Embed or share with your networks
  • Use key insights from this document and pair with the following: 'Sourced from The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) – How a NZ tramp is planned - 2021'

Thanks to our partners for their contribution to this publication.

  • Plan My Walk app | See where our research was applied in the development of our planning tool that allows users to choose tracks, get alerts, build a gear list and share their plan with others.