About Us

Founded in 1997, Outdoors New Zealand is the peak organisation providing leadership and support to the outdoor recreation, outdoor education and adventure tourism community.

Our growing community of approximately 100 member organisations cover all aspects of the outdoors community including clubs, not-for-profit organisations, commercial organisations, as well as professional, affiliated, and standards-setting associations at national, regional and local levels.


Our vision is to see people in New Zealand enjoying the opportunity for positive outdoor recreation and education experiences through a coherent, vibrant, and effective outdoors community.


Outdoors New Zealand’s mission is to lead a vibrant and effective outdoors community by advancing the use, enjoyment and safety of NZ’s outdoors.