Useful Links

The organisations and resources listed on this page provide valuable information for people interested in access or planning a trip into the outdoors.

Casting for Recovery
A non-profit programme providing retreats for people whose lives have been profoundly affected by breast cancer. The programme involves relaxation, fly fishing lessons and education about responsible outdoor behaviour.

Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of New Zealand
Advocates for New Zealanders who fish, shoot, tramp, ski, climb, walk, mountain bike, botanise, photograph or relax in New Zealand's great outdoors.

Department of Conservation
Provides information about the protection of New Zealand's natural and historic heritage, how and where you can enjoy public conservation places and how to get involved in conservation.

Federated Farmers New Zealand
Advocates for farmers and the role of farming in the modern New Zealand economy. A useful resource for rural land holders.

Federated Mountain Clubs
A Federation representing more than 80 tramping clubs. Federated Mountain Clubs works to promote training and safe use of the backcountry and preservation and sound management of the backcountry.

Fish & Game New Zealand
A not-for-profit organisation that manages, maintains and enhances sports fish and game birds, and their habitats, in the best long-term interests of present and future generations of anglers and hunters.

Jet Boating New Zealand
A national organisation that promotes jet boating in New Zealand.

Kiwi Association of Sea Kayakers
The national association for sea kayaking in New Zealand.

Ministry of Health - Physical Activity Guides
New Zealand's health ministry has produced a series of activity guides that may be of interest to outdoorspeople. The online resource includes guides on walking, cycling and going to the gym.

Mountain Bike New Zealand
Advocates for mountain biking in New Zealand.

newzealand.com - Walking and Hiking
A useful Tourism New Zealand resource for people researching walking and hiking opportunities in New Zealand.

New Zealand Bridleways
A database of trails with public horse riding access.

New Zealand Cycle Trail
A national project to build a network of world class cycle trails.

New Zealand Deerstalkers Association
An Association that works to retain, enhance and create opportunities for its members to enjoy legitimate recreational hunting and the sport of shooting.

New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers
A federation representing angling clubs and anglers throughout New Zealand. NZFFA lobbies for the protection of freshwater angling and clean water.

New Zealand Mountain Safety Council
A national organisation that encourages safe participation in land-based outdoor activities.

New Zealand Recreation Association
A non-profit member organisation committed to meeting the needs of people and organisations in all aspects of recreation.

Queen Elizabeth II National Trust
An independent statutory organisation that helps private landowners in New Zealand protect significant natural and cultural features on their land through open space covenants.

Rural Women New Zealand
A charitable, membership-based organisation which supports people in rural communities through opportunities, advocacy and connections.

Te Araroa Trust
The trust that manages the 3,000km nationwide Te Araroa trail.