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.

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News

School children to nominate their Top Outdoor Spot

School children to nominate their Top Outdoor Spot

31 Jan 2018
School children across New Zealand are photographing, drawing and describing their favourite places as part of a national competition celebrating enjoyment of the great outdoors.The Top Outdoor Spot competition began today on the Walking Access Commission’s Both Sides of the Fence education website.The website provides resources for teachers to use with their students to promote responsible behaviour in the outdoors."It’s always great to see the wonderful drawings, photos and poems that students write about their favourite outdoor spots," said Eric Pyle, Chief Executive of the Walking Access Commission."New Zealand is lucky to have so many beautiful places we can go, from beaches to rivers, from mountains to forests, and seeing them through children’s eyes brings a new sense of wonder.

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