Heading Outdoors

Helpful links:



The AdventureSmart website provides tips, links and advice for you to plan and prepare your outdoor activity.


New Zealand Walking Access Commission

The interactive Walking Aaccess Mapping System is designed to help New Zealanders and overseas visitors identify public access land in New Zealand. It displays topographical maps and aerial imagery of most of the country and includes an enquiry function that allows members of the public to submit their questions and issues directly to the Commission.



Latest New Zealand weather forecasts, including tides, snow reports, radar maps and synoptic charts.

Mountain Safety Council

The Mountain Safety Council is a national organisation with a mandate from member organisations to encourage safe participation in land based outdoor activities.  It facilitates the setting of standards, offers training, creates and distributes resources, leads public awareness campaigns and fosters positive support in the community, so that more people can discover and enjoy New Zealand's outdoors safely.