Archives For Recreation

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

In a testament to the power of community-led projects, Fox Glacier has re-opened a new and very special track after a 20-year hiatus, Lake Gault Track.

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A major new study from Danish biologists, impressive both in scale and duration, shows that green spaces are great for kids’ mental health.

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This is a guest blog by Ashlyn Oswalt. Safety first is her key message and to make sure people are properly prepared, she’s put together the following list of must haves for a walk.

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We asked our local experts – the DOC rangers in Visitor Centres throughout the country – to give us their top recommendations for tracks to explore right now.

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Ashlyn Oswalt is an American expat who’s been living in New Zealand for a year. She’s noticed that many tourists come to New Zealand without the right tools or amount of preparedness to safely enjoy the outdoors.

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The majority of New Zealanders and visitors know that it’s not acceptable to create litter in New Zealand, and especially not in nature. But what should we do when we see others do it?

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Got a new drone for Christmas? Did you know the Civil Aviation Authority classify them as an aircraft? This means there are some rules you need to follow.

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