New Zealanders take a lot of pride in their wild places and we try to keep them as clean and tidy as possible, you can help with that too. We love people exploring the outdoors, to ensure the future generations get the same experience as us - it pays to leave no trace of you being there.  



What we encourage

Take your rubbish out with you, don’t leave it in huts or in the bush for others.

Leave No Trace Seven Principles
  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Ground
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimise the Effects of Fire
  6. Respect Wildlife and Farm Animals
  7. Be Considerate of Others


Helpful hint

Take a spare plastic bag with you and pick up rubbish you find along the way. Every bit helps.

What is #MakeItHomeNZ?

MSC encourage 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
Helpful links 

Department of Conservation - Check out the guys in charge of protecting New Zealand's amazing outdoors. - visit their website

Leave No Trace - Make sure you know the most effective ways to be a litter-free explorer. - visit their website


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