Tell someone your plans and leave a date for when to raise the alarm if you haven’t returned.
In New Zealand, it’s expected you’ll tell someone what you’re doing and where you’re going, before you go. We call it ‘leaving intentions’, and it’s part of our outdoor culture.
Because many outdoor locations are remote and have no mobile phone coverage, often with very few people around, if something does go wrong the only way our emergency services can help you is if they know you haven’t returned. Tell a trusted family member or friend. If you’re visiting from overseas and your trusted contacts are back home you can still tell them of your planes
Tell your family and friends back home where you're going before you go walking/hiking. Also you must let them know once you’re back out (that’s really important!)
Fill in your intentions form online and 'tell someone your plans' for your next trip.
Whether you walk, run, hunt or climb – we have specific information you need for your favourite activity based on the Outdoor Safety Code.
MSC encourages exploration and adventure in the incredible wilderness regions of New Zealand. We encourage you to participate, get out there and see what all the fuss is about. New Zealand is on the bucket list of so many people around the world for good reason.
We also encourage safe practices that ensure you make it home to your family and friends. We want you to make it home with adventurous stories, memories and photos. But, most of all we want you to make it home to do it all again next time. That's why on every advertisement, press release, video and resource we reaffirm our intent to help the 1.2 Million+ participants in outdoor recreation to make it home. You can help us spread this philosophy by sharing our resources and following the outdoor safety code so you make it home.– Mike Daisley, CEO