Safety in the outdoors

New Zealand has fantastic outdoor recreation opportunities, but there are risks that need to be managed so you’ll have a great trip and make it home. Below is a small section of key resources and tools from the Mountain Safety Council. Head to their website for more information on how to stay safe in the outdoors.

Outdoor recreation activity resources

Courtesy of Mountain Safety Council New Zealand

Tell someone your plans
Tell Someone Your Plans

What would happen if something went wrong such as an injury or you got lost? Learn how to ‘leave your intentions’ for your trip as well as what communication devices and techniques are best suited to New Zealand conditions.
Plan your trip
Plan my trip

MSC’s journey planner ‘Plan My Trip’ delivers MetService weather and DOC alerts as well as a packing list, and an ability to share your trip on Facebook and via email. Highly recommended tool for trip planning.

Alpine tramping series

Alpine tramping
Alpine tramping

Get outdoors: cross a river safely

Crossing rivers safely
Crossing rivers safely

Discover the outdoors eTools: a free online course

Check out the following eLearning tools in Discover the Outdoors; an online course.