Staying safe in the outdoors
This page contains external links to the best safety advice for people exploring the outdoors.
Mountain Safety Council
Learn about trip planning, supplies, weather, navigation, tramping skills, communications, river safety, first aid, cooking and fires, camping, emergencies and survival, firearms, or avalanches.
Know before you go
Find out about alerts that might affect the safety or enjoyment of your trip, your duty to protect nature, and how to be prepared to stay safe in the outdoors.
Plan My Walk
The Mountain Safety Council's Plan My Walk app makes planning your next tramp or outdoor walk easy. It helps you with alerts, weather forecasts, gear lists and emergency contacts.
Check the weather
Check the weather forecast. New Zealand’s changeable weather conditions frequently catch people out.