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Land Safety Code

Welcome to the New Zealand Land Safety Code1. Choose the right trip for you Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it. It’s important to choose a trip that suits you and everyone in your group. Read more

Tararua Ranges, Adam Smith

Bushcraft Manual

Welcome to the New Zealand Bushcraft Manual. This manual has been developed to help newcomers and those with some experience to enjoy the New Zealand outdoors safely. Read more

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Our Manuals

Explore our publications onlineAs we no longer make printed copies of our publications, we have uploaded them for you to explore online or download yourself. Some are still relevant and up to date with others purely uploaded for historical preservation and intrigue. Read more

Southern Lakes, Marli Wingens

E-Learning Tools

Welcome to our E-Learning Tools section where we have made fun interactive ways to learn how to stay safe in the outdoors. Explore the activities and skills below and try them out for yourself. Read more

Filming the Kepler Track

Multi-Language Resources

With the help of our partners, we have developed translated versions of our resources. International visitors intending to recreate outdoors can now access information to help them prepare. Click the languages below to open them in a PDF browser and download them. Read more

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Outdoor Activity Guides

Begin planning for your next outdoor adventure with our FREE Outdoor Recreation Activity Guides. These online resources were proudly made with the help of our partners and packed with information to help guide you through the planning for your favourite outdoor activity. Read more

Nelson Lakes - Nathan Watson

Mountain Cameras

Remote mountain cameras provide a useful source of information about past and current weather conditions. Read more

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Mia & Leo Go Wild - Children's Book

An outdoor adventure awaits Mia and her younger brother Leo – their first family overnight tramp to Whiowhio Hut. As they set out on their journey through New Zealand’s native forest, their family meets an assortment of fellow adventurers, each facing an outdoor obstacle of their own. Read more