Preparation is everything

Before you head off into the New Zealand great outdoors, it pays to have a good understanding of what you’re likely to encounter and how prepared you are to face any challenges that may present themselves along the way.

We strongly recommend that you give honest consideration to:

  • Your current fitness and level of outdoor experience
  • The equipment you need to suit the New Zealand weather and terrain
  • The importance of protecting New Zealand’s precious natural environment
  • The budget you have to travel New Zealand in a safe, sustainable manner.

Learn what to expect before you arrive

Take a look at our tips and advice on key New Zealand travel topics, including: