Stories and Media

See what's been happening for Get Outdoors Week 2019! We will be adding more media and stories to help you get inspired to get outdoors!

Guest Story | Top Spots on Bike or Foot with Sarah Ulmer

21 Nov

I absolutely love getting around NZ, exploring walks and bike trails — pretty much all of it is done with the girls in tow and bikes in the boot. No matter where you are in the country, you are never far from a stunning trail, walk, waterfall or river to explore...

Guest Story | Top Gentle Strolls with
Te Radar

14 Nov

I’m more a stroller than a tramper, so I love a good short walk. I’m all about walks that last from a few minutes to a few hours, and I love ones that have a historical component. So, in no particular order...

Guest Story | Hide and Seek with

12 Nov

There are lots of ways to make your own fun in the bush, but the main thing is to keep it simple. Often games we loved as children are just as beloved by the next generation. You don’t need to get too fancy, you just need to remember what you used to do. For example, Hide and Seek...

Guest Story | The Packing Problem with MegDrive

8 Nov

We’ve got a problem. A problem that could lead to serious consequences. At our house, packing for day walks is haphazard. Over and over again, we’ve forgotten the one thing we needed to make the trip safe and comfortable...

Guest Story | Top Spots in Tasman with Nathan Fa'avae

8 Nov

Nathan Fa’avae, six times adventure racing world champion and father of three little adventurers, shares his top 5 spots for family adventures in Tasman...

MSC's Favourite Outdoor Escapes

8 Nov

In preparation for Get Outdoors Week, from 16–24 November, the team at the NZ Mountain Safety Council (MSC) will be sharing some of their favourite locations around Aotearoa.

Guest Story | Your Family’s first Overnight Tramp with MegDrive

7 Nov

“I want to be a tramping family. I want to raise outdoorsy kids,” an old friend of mine confessed, “but I’ve never done any of that, there is so much information and advice, and I don’t know where to start.” My friend had read that being outside ...

Guest Story | Braden Currie's Top Tips for Family Adventures

6 Nov


With a professional athlete in the family, we spend a large part of our year travelling to some of the most amazing places in the world. But the truth is that nothing compares to the diversity of stunning landscapes ... 

Media Release - Start planning your Get Outdoors Week Activities

25 October

The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) recommend now is the time to start planning for your Get Outdoors Week activities. “Get Outdoors Week is only a few weeks away, so now is the time to start thinking ...

Media Release - Get Outdoors Week is Coming

18 October

Get Outdoors Week is a national campaign that encourages Kiwis to get out and explore the great outdoors, safely. It’s the perfect opportunity to take the family on a local adventure and explore the natural wonders that Aotearoa has to offer. 

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