NZ Outdoor Activities + Useful Links

We'd like to inspire you. Check out the following links for New Zealand resources to help you plan and travel safely.
And, for safety's sake, know the Outdoor Safety Code - plan your trip, tell someone, be aware of the weather, know your limits and take sufficient supplies.

NZ Topo Map
NZ Topo Map is an interactive topographic map of New Zealand using the official LINZ's 1:50,000 / Topo50 and 1:250,000 / Topo250 maps, as well as 1:25,000 / Topo25 maps for some of the outer islands.

If you're not entirely clear what that means then do check out the website. It's informative, detailed and easy to use.
MetService is essential for any outdoors activity providing relevant, timely and accurate weather information services. Operating around the clock, 365 days of the year, up to date rural, marine and surf, mountains and parks forecasts ensure you are fully informed at all times.

There's even a MetService TV service. Seriously, these people LOVE the weather. was launched simply to tell the world that New Zealand is a great place to ride a bike. The definitive where-to-ride guide for cycling in NZ features descriptions, photos and maps of cycle trails.

Included are cycle-friendly places to stay. We like that! As they say on the website: Ride on.
Wilderness Motorhomes rent top quality vehicles at a sensible price. The Wilderness team has travelled the country, road testing their meticulously maintained fleet and is committed to ensure you have the best experience.

Offices are in Auckland and Christchurch or you can book online. And you should check out where they're ranked number one.
Spaceship Campervans Hire are packed full of innovative features, compact, fuel efficient and easy to drive. The website is clear with costs upfront and includes information on where to camp.

These bright orange vehicles have all your transport and accommodation needs sorted. Impossible to miss on the open road, they're like the Swiss army knife of campers. is the complete guide to New Zealand fresh water fishing. This site is packed full of information for all your trout, salmon, fly fishing or angling trips. National regulations and reports, regional maps for the entire country and a regularly updated News page make for a concise well-equipped site.

Whether you're fishing NZ waters for the first time or you're lucky enough to have a regular spot, this is the place for you.