New Zealand is precious – everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it.
Make a commitment to Aotearoa by protecting nature, being prepared, keeping New Zealand clean and showing respect.
Care for Aotearoa, for now and for future generations.
We also provide other formats for how to care for Aotearoa, such as, Easy Read, NZSL and other languages.
More information about the code: Land Safety Code on the Adventure Smart website
Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
It can change fast. Check the forecast and change your plans if needed.
Prepare for bad weather and an unexpected night out.
Telling a trusted person your trip details and taking a distress beacon can save your life. Leave a date and time to raise the alarm if you haven't returned using the Outdoors Intentions form.
Eat, drink and rest, stick with your group and make decisions together.
Eligible people must be fully vaccinated to use DOC accommodation.