Multiday tramping guide: English
Mountain biking guide: English
To have a great time in the outdoors:
- Know before you go, the five simple rules of the Outdoor Safety Code to help you stay safe
- Contact the nearest DOC visitor centre for the latest information about facilities and conditions
Outdoor Safety Code
1. Plan your trip
Seek local knowledge, plan your route and allow a reasonable amount of time.
2. Tell someone
Let someone know your plans and when to raise the alarm if you haven't returned.
Telling somebody is about the Outdoors Intentions process: the way that visitors leave information with others about their intended trip into the outdoors and return time.
3. Be aware of the weather
Check the forecast and expect weather changes.
As well being aware of the weather you need be avalanche alert as they can occur in any season. You need to understand the risks before you visit avalanche-prone country.
4. Know your limits
Challenge yourself within your physical limits and experience.
5. Take sufficient supplies
Take enough food, equipment and clothing and emergency rations - plus an appropriate means of communication for the worse-case scenario.
About the Outdoor Safety Code
The Outdoor Safety Code is a whole of New Zealand approach to outdoor safety.
The group backing the Outdoor Safety Code includes: Department of Conservation, New Zealand Search and Rescue Council, Mountain Safety Council, Land Search and Rescue, the Police, Tourism New Zealand, ACC, Tourism Industry Association, Sport New Zealand, and the Walking Access Commission.
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