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How to care for New Zealand


1. Protect Nature

New Zealand’s nature is precious and many of our native species are endangered or at risk. Remember to care for land, sea, and nature when you travel.

How can you do this

  • Give wildlife space
  • Leave your drone at home
  • Clean your gear
  • Check its alright before you light
  • Don't feed the wildlife


2. Keep New Zealand Clean

Kiwis are proud of this beautiful country and expect visitors to dispose of their litter and waste responsibly, even in remote areas.

How To Keep NZ Clean

  • Use a rubbish bin or recycling bin
  • Pack in, pack out
  • Use a toilet
  • Pack a bag and a bottle


3. Be Prepared

Exploring New Zealand’s great outdoors can be very different to what you might have experienced in other places. If you are leaving urban areas, some preparation can help you get the most out of your trip and keep yourself safe.

How To Be Prepared

  • Dial 111 in an emergency
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Share your plans
  • Know your natural hazzards
  • Swim between the flags
  • Follow the land safety code


4. Drive Carefully

New Zealand has some of the most amazing scenic drives in the world, but our roads can be challenging at times. Drive carefully to keep yourself and others safe on the road.

How to Drive Carefully

  • Always carry your licence
  • Drive on the left
  • Take your time
  • Learn the road rules
  • Don't drink and drive
  • Watch your speed


5. Show Respect

Travel with an open heart and mind. By taking the opportunity to understand our culture and respect our customs, you’ll have a positive impact on the communities you visit. In return, the people of Aotearoa New Zealand will leave a lasting impact on you.

How To Show Respect

  • Respect our Marae
  • Stick to the campsites
  • Follow public health guidance
  • Ask a local