Media Release: Start planning your Get Outdoors Week activities
16–24 November 2019
The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) recommend now is the time to start planning for your Get Outdoors Week activities.
“Get Outdoors Week is only a few weeks away, so now is the time to start thinking about where you will go and what you will do to get involved,” says Mike Daisley, Chief Executive of the MSC.
With hundreds of great opportunities around New Zealand to suit all skill levels, and whatever your ambitions may be, MSC is encouraging people to begin that process now by using a couple of helpful tools.
Mr Daisley says, “for family-friendly trips around New Zealand, the Department of Conservation has a great search resource designed exactly for this purpose. You can filter searches by region to find something in your area. Some of these walks are popular well-known spots, but you can also find hidden gems or places you may not have been to before.”
For those who are keen to join up with others on a Get Outdoors Week adventure then the MSC encourages you to consider joining one of the many events planned around the country. There’s a wide range of activities to get involved with; short walks for parents with prams, organised running events, local walking festivals and evening safety seminars. More events are being added in the lead up to Get Outdoors Week.
For those who would like to support others to Get Outdoors during the week, there are a number of options such as listing your own event, promoting the week through social media and bringing together friends to plan your own trip. To help you with any of these steps, go to the official Get Outdoors Week website at goweek.org.nz.
Get Outdoors Week is led by the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council in collaboration with New Zealand’s leading recreation, tourism and safety organisations.
For more information on Get Outdoors Week please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
To arrange an interview please contact: Mike Daisley, Chief Executive, NZ Mountain Safety Council, 027 443 7557
To plan your trip, the Mountain Safety Council has heaps of helpful trip planning tools.
1. Plan My Trip; a free online planning tool
2. Get Outdoors Videos; bringing the fun to how-to videos
3. Day Walking eTool; All you need to know in 15 minutes