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Training & Education

If you are a local or going to be in New Zealand for an extended visit, you could choose to upskill yourself and join a course to increase your knowledge of the outdoors.

Many organisations offer training and education in the outdoor sector from beginner to instructor level. Below are a number of organisations who may be able to help but you could also try the governing body for activities too as there are too many to list here.

Land Based Activity Training:

New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC)
MSC offer a number of public courses throughout the year in 28 locations nationwide. Disciplines include Bushcraft, Avalanche, Alpine, Firearms, Abseil, Outdoor Leader and Outdoor First Aid.

To find out more and to book online visit: or contact your local MSC branch.

Aviation Training:

The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand regulates aviation activity in New Zealand. You can find out about general rules and regulations by visiting their website. There are also many commercial flight schools offering training in all sorts of flying craft.

To find out more visit the CAA website:

Boating Training:

Coastguard Boating Education is New Zealand’s leading provider of recreational boating courses with more than 40 core and speciality programmes available.

To find out more visit the Boating Education website:

Maps: is a free online topo map. Features include:

  • Both the official LINZ 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 map series are available in their entirety
  • Search functionality to enable you to quickly and easily locate features such as peaks, huts, streams etc.
  • Coordinate conversion functionality which supports NZTM and NZMG
  • Ability to share a link to a specific location
  • Advanced map printing

To find out more visit:

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