Mid-term break is an awesome time of year to head out into the New Zealand outdoors and experience gorgeous scenery and adventure.
The Department of Conservation website (DoC) is one of the best places to start planning your trip with awesome ideas of where to go. Click here>
SAFETY – Make sure you spend some time planning your adventure – whether it’s a hike for the day or longer. New Zealand conditions are different from anywhere else in the world. The weather especially can change quite suddenly, which can then change the conditions of the environment around you.
Whether you’re heading out for a day walk or a longer adventure, make sure you tell a trusted contact where you are going and when you will be back, and that they understand that if you are late they should contact New Zealand Police. Do not expect to have cellphone coverage in some rural or mountain areas.
Know before you go
DoC has also compiled other links and resources on safety and planning your trip, so you can have the best possible adventure out there. Click here>