If you ask any New Zealand adventurer they’ll tell you what should be in your pack, here’s a simple list of things we recommend you take. Of course, this list will change depending on where you might be going, how long you’re going for and the weather forecast, but use this as a minimum guide.
Good quality solid footwear –our tracks can be rough so wear closed toe sturdy footwear that you find comfortable – jandals/thongs/slippers aren’t a good idea on New Zealand tracks.
Layer your clothing, but don’t wear cotton – thermals/fleece are a great idea because they stay warm when wet. Leave your cotton and denim behind as it won’t keep you warm when it's wet. Expect to get wet while in New Zealand's outdoors.