Explore the MSC’s 50 favourite family outdoor experiences


  • New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) 86 Customhouse Quay Wellington 6011 New Zealand

Looking for an opportunity to get out during Parks Week? The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) has put together a list of 50 favourite New Zealand family outdoor experiences.

The list covers everything from beach tracks and forest walks to caves and hot pools. Check out the interactive map on the MSC website, and start planning your trip.

From beach tracks and rail trails to caves and hot pools, there is something for everyone in the MSC’s 50 favourite family outdoor experiences. You might decide to walk the Invincible Gold Mine Track in Otago, or to take a dip in the Mermaid Pools in Matapouri Bay.

The range of destinations and experiences caters to all ages and levels of fitness and is a great way to explore and discover some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery.

Check out the MSC website for the full 50 favourites, details of where you can find out more, as well as tips to keep you, your family and your friends safe while you explore the outdoors. Pick one or several destinations, and enjoy!

While you’re there, enter the draw to win an outdoor adventure pack worth more than $500 by letting the MSC know your favourite outdoor spot and top tip for staying safe.