Want to know about asking for permission to access the outdoors, or the rules on campfires? Need helpful hints on accessing the outdoors with mountain bikes, four wheel drive vehicles or horses? The following video and one-pagers are a good place to start.
Kia ora. Meet Joe and Pat who have some suggestions if you are planning to explore a part of New Zealand that involves private land.
Asking for Permission to Access the Outdoors
Unsure how to ask landowners for access across their property? Check out these tips to make it easier.View (3.7 MB pdf) »
Being Responsible with Fire in the Outdoors
Around the campfire: advice on lighting fires in forests, parks and rural areas.View (924 KB pdf) »
Mountain Biking and Access to the Outdoors
Riding responsibly: tips on sharing the track, staying safe, and respecting the rules.View (1.9 MB pdf) »
Horse Riding and Access to the Outdoors
Hoofing it: a guide to responsible horse riding on beaches, forests and farmland.View (5.1 MB pdf) »
Accessing the Outdoors in Four-wheel-drive Vehicles
Making tracks: tips on accessing New Zealand’s rarely travelled roads by 4WD.View (3.9 MB pdf) »
Carrying Firearms in the Outdoors
Straight shooting: know your rights, responsibilities, and the rules of firearm safety.View (967 KB pdf) »
Should we be Scared of Cows?
Keeping the peace: a guide to responsible behaviour around stock, courtesy of Wilderness magazine.View (216 KB pdf) »