Be 'AdventureSmart' in the outdoors

A new website has been launched to promote outdoor safety information to the thousands of people who enjoy the New Zealand outdoors every year.

Known as AdventureSmart (, the site provides Kiwis and overseas visitors with one online location for safety information and planning support to help them enjoy safe land, snow, water, boating and air activities.

Copies of the Outdoor, Boating and Water Safety Codes are available on the site, each offering four or five simple and easy to remember rules to help people stay safe in the outdoors. The core message is 'know before you go'.

New Zealand Search & Rescue Council Secretariat Manager Duncan Ferner said AdventureSmart offered good advice for everyone, regardless of their ability or experience. “Access to this information means that those taking part in recreational activities on offer in New Zealand will be better prepared and make better decisions which will in turn hopefully reduce incidents.â€