Outdoor Access Code
The New Zealand Outdoor Access Code provides helpful information about responsible behaviour in the outdoors. It is practical and informative and aims to raise public awareness of access rights and responsibilities.
The Tiaki Promise
Tiaki means to care for people, place and culture.
New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here is responsible for looking after it.
Background to the Code
The code outlines how you can care for the land and its people when you are outdoors. It also outlines access rights and responsibilities for visiting land.
The Code identifies eleven areas of responsibility and outlines actions for each one. It covers respecting other people’s interests and caring for the environment.
Access rights and privileges
The Code applies to all land access, whether over legal access ways, negotiated public access over private land, or access over private land by permission.