Outdoor Codes

There are a variety of helpful guides to help you Follow the Kiwi Way when exploring the outdoors. Discover some of them below:

New Zealand Outdoor Access Code

The Outdoor Access Code aims to enhance knowledge and understanding of responsibly behaviour in the outdoors and raise awareness of access rights and responsibilities. It is practical and informative.

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The Outdoor Safety Code

The Outdoor Safety Code

Published by the Mountain Safety Council, the Outdoor Safety Code provides by useful information about staying safe when venturing into the outdoors.

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Leave No Trace Pocket Guide

Leave No Trace Pocket Guide

The Leave No Trace Pocket Guide provides helpful advice about minimising your environmental impact in the outdoors.

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Mountain Bikers Code

Mountain Bikers Code

The Mountain Bikers Code outlines responsible behaviour for mountain bikers.

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Four Wheel Drive Care Code

Four Wheel Drive Care Code

The Four Wheel Drive Care Code provides information on responsibly enjoying the outdoors by four wheel drive.

>> Read it online

News

Access to our natural heritage celebrated

Access to our natural heritage celebrated

08 Mar 2017
Six of New Zealand’s champions of public access were recognised on Tuesday for their achievements in enhancing public access and offering new opportunities for New Zealanders to experience our great outdoors.The six were presented with awards at a parliamentary ceremony hosted by Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston.The awards are an annual event organised by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission, and Commission chief executive Eric Pyle said the award winners’ efforts were representative of a growing grassroots movement developing trails and facilitating public access across our country.“Thousands of New Zealanders have taken part in activities over the past year to help improve public access to our outdoors,” Mr Pyle said.

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