Your Safety

Safety

Although New Zealand does not have any dangerous animals and there are no poisionous snakes or spiders and very few people; the weather and mountain conditions can be even more dangerous.

Even in the middle of summer, the weather in the mountains can suddenly change and rivers can become swollen and dangerous. There are countless stories of hiking trips where people have gone off for a walk and made wrong choices and ended up in serious trouble. Only recently the sad death on the Milford Track highlights the need to understand and respect the great outdoors.