Stories and Media

See what happened for Get Outdoors Week 2019! We will be adding more media and stories to help you get inspired to get outdoors in 2020

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...

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...

Guest Story | Top Gentle Strolls with
Te Radar

14 Nov 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

“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 2019


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 ... 

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