Archives For Recreation

Camping, walking/hiking/tramping, hunting, huts, cabins and campsites.

This year Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 October) comes hard on the heels of Conservation Week. Challenge your workmates to get together outdoors and let nature in to strengthen your health and wellbeing.

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Powell Hut is being rebuilt to improve the structure and provide a better experience for visitors to Tararua Forest Park. Today on the blog we pay tribute to this Wairarapa icon.

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Getting children outdoors with friends and family is an easy, cheap and fun way to grow healthy and happy kids. Auckland Operations Ranger Drew Divehall tells us how kids can get involved in nature. 

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What’s the link between an ancient genus of duck which can cruise below the water like a submarine and a Toyota Kiwi Guardian site? Ranger Abi Whitman explores. 

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What is so special about the red tussock on the Gouland Downs you might ask? Harry Broad, DOC writer in residence, explains why this “dull and boring” plant is worthy of admiration.

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Hut Warden Eiji Kitai tells us about his experience walking the Te Araroa Trail while raising funds for the Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust.

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We’re known for having some of the most pristine and untouched natural landscapes, which are home to some very unique creatures. Here are 10 native species you might encounter on a walk in New Zealand.

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