Welcome to the toolbox! As New Zealand's remote and wild outdoors await you, it is vital to explore information before you explore outside. Below we've clustered relevant resources and safety information together to help you prepare and make it home.
Did you know?
Over 1.14 million people go exploring in New Zealand’s outdoors each year across various activities.– There and Back, 2016
Emergency situations can happen at any time in the outdoors. The New Zealand Police, Rescue Coordination Centre and Land Search and Rescue (SAR) provide free emergency assistance in the outdoors. It's important to understand when their services are required, and how to reach them. Read more
Rivers are a significant hazard in the New Zealand outdoors, and you'll come across one on most tramping trips. Rivers are affected by the weather and snow melt, and can rise and fall very quickly. If you're not experienced in river crossings or identifying unsafe rivers, then avoid crossing rivers... Read more
Safety is our collective responsibility. It is up to every participant to ensure the future for firearms users in New Zealand. We do this by following the arms code and keeping yourself and everyone else safe while using firearms. A key part of being a safe hunter is fully understanding... Read more