Discover New Zealand's beautiful scenery, safely.

Make better memories. This article contains information on how to discover NZ's outdoors more safely.

Who wants to scale the heights on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and take in the 360° views?

Who wants to venture deep into the Fiordlands of the South and cross paths with native birdlife?

Who wants to get lost in outdoors and then require the ordeal of a helicopter ride home?   

Some memories are better than others...

Welcome to NZ's beautiful outdoors. 

There are many breath taking discoveries to be had, and with a bit of prep, you'll remain safe and happier as you experience them.  

Who is The NZ Mountain Safety Council?

As New Zealand's technical resource for all land based outdoor activities we provide training, public awareness, resources and setting standards. Whether your hunting, hiking and camping for a week, skiing, snowboarding, alpine climbing or just going for a day walk, we have essential knowledge for you to grab before you head out. In short, We're here to assist you. 

Tell me more! 

You can get heaps of info at the NZMSC Website and you can get all our updates, links and media releases via the MSC Facebook page

Outdoor Safety Code:


If nothing else make sure you take notice of the Outdoor Safety Code, which gives quick essential advice critical for safe participation in NZ's unique environment. 

  • 1. Plan your trip - Seek local knowledge and plan the route you will take and the amount of time you can reasonably expect it to take.
  • 2. Tell someone - Tell someone your plans and leave a date for when to raise the alarm if you haven’t returned.
  • 3. Be aware of the weather - New Zealand’s weather can be highly unpredictable. Check the forecast and expect weather changes.
  • 4. Know your limits - Challenge yourself within your physical limits and experience.
  • 5. Take sufficient supplies - Make sure you have enough food, clothing, equipment and emergency rations for the worst case scenario. Take an appropriate means of communication

Outdoor Safety Code Website and OSC Videos: 





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