Useful Links

Click to explore some of the wealth of outdoor- related information on the web.

Please contact us if you have any suggested links.

Government Departments

Department of Conservation

LINZ (Tenure Review)

Ministry of Economic Development

Ministry for the Environment

Non Government Organisations

Climb New Zealand

ECO, Environment and Conservation Organisation

Kiwi Conservation Club

Living Rivers

Mountain Biking NZ

Mountain Radio Service

Native Forest Action

NZ Alpine Club

NZ Deerstalkers Association

NZ Land Search and Rescue

NZ Mountain Safety Council

NZ Rogaining Association

NZ Speleological Society

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society

The New Zealand National Parks and Conservation Foundation

Walking Access Commission

Wild Rivers

Whitewater NZ


Both Sides of the Fence – fun education about access issues for children and school groups

WAMS – Walking Access Mapping System (may not work on some older operating systems)

Other NZ Tramping Sites

Lewis & Matts Tramping Site

NZ Tramper

Tramping and Hiking in NZ

Overseas NGOs & Tramping Sites

Bushwalking Australia

International Union of Conservation Organisations

UIAA (Union Internationale des Associations D’Alpinisme) International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation


AA Road Watch Automobile Association road information around the country

Arthur’s Pass – Mountaineering A great site for stories, information, conditions… whether you’re going there or not

Aspiring Guides mountain conditions (including snow conditions) in the major climbing areas.

Hazard Watch A GNS NZ service – includes an interesting library of images

TerraLink Browse for maps.

NZ Topo Maps On Line A free source of on line Topo 50 maps

Wilderness Magazine

Our weather links have been moved to the Notices for Trampers page.