Want to get out and explore some of Aotearoa's unique places? Well, this is your chance! Join us on a journey across one of New Zealand's most unique mountain areas. You will see how to plan your adventure, learn about the different forms of land ownership, and how to safely and legally cross different land types.
Throughout Aotearoa there are hundreds of tracks and trails to explore. Some of these are world famous tracks such as the Great Walks in national parks while others are in reserves or on privately owned land such as farms. On this field trip you will discover how to find your nearest tracks and trails, build your fitness and skills while enhancing your wellbeing. You will meet farmers, landowners and conservationists and see how covenants can be created to protect areas with planting projects and pest control, for you and future generations to enjoy.
To prepare for this field trip, LEARNZ content will support inquiry into:
The benefits of undertaking an outdoor journey
How to find tracks and trails in your own area
Gaining access to privately-owned areas of special interest
How special places can be protected forever
The rights and responsibilities of outdoor users and landholders