Stories and Media

Here are some stories to inspire your own Get Outdoors Week adventures! 

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Guest Story | Looking After Kauri While Getting Outdoors

22 Nov 2021

Many people are probably aware of the risk kauri dieback poses to our forest ecosystems. Fortunately, there are some simple and highly effective actions you can take to help protect these special trees and the forests they support when you get outdoors this summer.

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Guest Story | GO Week Activity Inspiration

17 Nov 2021

Need some inspiration on how you can join in on Get Outdoors Week NZ 2021? Check out our list of recreational activities that not only get you outdoors, but also help protect our beautiful country!

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Guest Story | 10 Reasons to go on a Great Ride

05 Nov 2021

Cycle trails are a wonderful wat to discover New Zealand and connect with friends and family. Bewteen beautiful wide-open places, amazing sights and friendly folk, there are literally millions of reasons to head out onto our cycle trails. 

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Media Release |Encouraging Kiwis to get outdoors

03 Nov 2021

Get Outdoors Week returns for another year from 20 - 28 November. Led by Recreation Aotearoa, GO Week is a national campaign that encourages Kiwis to get out and explore the great outdoors.

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Guest Story | How to Get into Hunting with Tim Gale

22 Oct 2021

A few years ago, there was an ad on TV that referred to New Zealand as the 'best backyard in the world'. With seven distinct species of deer, wild pigs, the agile alpine chamois and the mighty Himalayan tahr, New Zealand is also one of the best places in the world to hunt...

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Guest Story | Be inspired with Plan My Walk 

12 Oct 2021

We're encouraging people in our amazing country to find a local track and get planning using our brand-new trip planning app, Plan My Walk. It can be anything from discovering a nearby track or planning an overnight trip in the local area using, Plan My Walk.

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Media Release | Get Outdoors Week 2020 starts today!

14 Nov 2020

Get Outdoors Week is a national campaign that encourages Kiwis to get out and explore the great outdoors, and it starts today! There's no limit on how you can get involved, whether it's a short bush walk with the kids, a swim in the ocean or a picnic in your local park....

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Media Release | Start planning for Get Outdoors Week 2020

06 Nov 2020

Now is the time to start planning your Get Outdoors Week activities! "Get Outdoors Week is only a week away, so now is the time to start thinking about where you'll go and what you'll do to get involved," says Andrew Leslie, CEO of Recreation Aotearoa....


Guest Story | Badgers Top 5 Dog Friendly Trails in the Port Hills

03 Nov 2020

Hey Team, Badger here! I hear you are interested in exploring the Port Hills a bit more... well, you have come to the right place as there is absolutely, no doubt, that the Port Hills is my favourite place to have fun with my Dad, Rocky from Further Faster...


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

21 Oct 2020

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...

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Media Release | Get Outdoors Week 2020 is coming soon

14 Oct 2020

Get Outdoors Week is a national campaign that encourages Kiwis to get out and explore the great outdoors. Taking place on 14-22 November 2020, Get Outdoors Week is the perfect opportunity to take the family on a local adventure and explore the natural wonders that Aotearoa has to offer...