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If you’re planning to explore the outdoors surrounding Queenstown, make sure you know these five simple rules before you go.

Queenstown’s geography, flora and fauna, historic trails, short walks, and day hikes are within easy reach of the town centre, making it a popular destination year round for walkers and hikers.

Before you head out into the beautiful outdoors, it’s important to be prepared. The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council has great information including the outdoor safety code. Many of the tracks in and around Queenstown take you into alpine environment and remote areas that require experience and appropriate equipment. The New Zealand landscape can be rugged, steep and exposed to wild weather which can change quickly so it’s essential to be prepared with the correct information and equipment before you go.

These five simple rules will help you stay safe on your next adventure:

  1. Plan Your Trip

  2. Tell Someone Your Plans

  3. Be Aware of the Weather

  4. Know Your Limits

  5. Take Sufficient Supplies

Know before you go. Watch these short informative videos and keep safe by registering your outdoor intentions with Adventure Smart before you go on your next outdoor adventure.

For more detailed information visit the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council.


The Outdoor Safety Code

1. Plan your trip

2. Tell Someone Your Plans

3. Check the Weather

4. Know Your Limits

5. Take Sufficient Supplies

Planning & Packing for your Hiking Adventure

What Clothing to Take

Pack a First Aid Kit

Take Plenty of Food & Water