AlertsFind out about changes in conservation areas that might affect the safety or enjoyment of your trip.
WeatherGet MetService weather forecasts for national parks and other conservation areas, as well as severe weather warnings, the brief mountain forecast and other weather bulletins.
MapsGet the right map for your trip. Find out what maps are available and where to buy them so you can adequately plan for your trip.
Plan for a safe tripPlan your land based trip into the New Zealand outdoors. Enter some basic information then receive alerts, forecasts and resources relevant to the activity you're doing.
Safety in the outdoors5 essential things to do before you go to ensure you have a great trip and make it home.
Be avalanche alertAvalanches can occur in any season. Anytime that snow and steep slopes are combined there is potential for an avalanche. You need to understand the risks before you visit avalanche-prone country.
Take your litter with youRemember to leave nature how you found it – keeping our country litter free is what we do. Always be prepared to carry your litter. There are no bins in the bush.
Poo in a loo – and be prepared for when there isn’t oneFind out how to dispose of your poo responsibly where toilets aren’t provided.
Give wildlife spaceWe share the responsibility to look after the species that make this place unique – join us by observing the following guidance.
Only fly your drone with a permitArrange a permit before you visit if you want to fly a drone over conservation land or near marine mammals. Keeping our people, places and wildlife safe is what we do.
Dog access on conservation landA guide to where you can take your dogs on public conservation lands, and the conditions of access.
Visiting pest free islandsCheck your gear and help keep islands in the Bay of Islands, Hauraki Gulf, Wellington, Marlborough Sounds, Fiordland and other areas pest-free.
Care codesFind out how to miminise the impact you have on the environment when enjoying the outdoors.
Visit the Kiwi way
In Aotearoa New Zealand we have a way we like to do things.
Whether you’re a local, or you’re here on holiday, we all have a shared responsibility to look after this awesome place. From the mountains to the sea, and all places in between where we care for taonga no matter its size.
We call it the Kiwi way.