Get Outdoors Week 2020

Published 2020-10-15

Getting outdoors is easy, and fun, if you know how…

Get Outdoors Week (14–22 November), is all about exploring New Zealand’s great outdoors safely and easily. If you’ve always wanted to give it a go but don’t know where to start, then this week is for you! 

There are over heaps of events throughout the country, from a family-friendly walking festival and garden discovery tour, to an epic mountain bike race and wilderness ultra-running event.


Share your #GOWeekNZ adventures between 14-22 November and be in to WIN prizes in our daily photography challenges! Post your photo on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #GOWeekNZ and tagging @getoutdoorsweek

14 Nov: You with a view – supported by Lake  Wanaka Tourism (win a beautiful cruise to Mou Waho Island and a guided hiking tour with Wanaka Water Taxi)

15 Nov: Pointing at outdoor signs – supported by NZ Mountain Safety Council (win the ultimate tramping package; includes a Gregory tramping pack, MSR walking pole, pack liner and survival blanket)

16 Nov: Relaxing in nature – supported by Recreational Services (win a luxury picnic set with umbrella, blanket and chilly bin)

17 Nov: Your feet walking in nature – supported by the Department of Conservation (enjoy the ultimate adventure with hut tickets for a Great Walk of your choice; subject to availability)

18 Nov: Trying something new – supported by Game Animal Council and Hunting & Fishing NZ (win a $500 voucher from Hunting & Fishing NZ and kit yourself out for an outdoor adventure!)

19 Nov: Your favourite family camping moment – supported by Macpac (win a family camping prize pack from Macpac, valued at $500!)

20 Nov: Keep it native: NZ wildlife and plants – supported by Recreation Aotearoa (win an outdoor adventure prize pack and get outdoors!)

21 Nov: Hitting the trails on your bike – supported by New Zealand Cycle Trails (win a delicious prize pack from Proper Crisps - official partners of the Tasman’s Great Taste Trail – one of the New Zealand Cycle Trail’s 22 Great Rides!)

22 Nov: Getting outdoors with your pet – supported by Further Faster (win an awesome prize pack to kit out your pooch for the outdoors!)

  • Share your photo on Instagram or Facebook
  • Use #GOWeekNZ in the caption
  • Tag @getoutdoorsweek
  • Comply with Ts and Cs
  • Winner announced each day of Get Outdoors Week

Ts and Cs

  1. Photos must be taken in New Zealand, all prizes are in $NZD, and only eligible in New Zealand
  2. By posting the photo, you are giving permission for Recreation Aotearoa to use them for future promotions
  3. Please make smart decisions in the outdoors, we do not encourage unsafe behaviour to get the perfect photo
  4. Please respect the wildlife and follow DOC guidelines at all times
  5. Each photo you post gives one entry into the prize draw 
  6. Individual photos that meet the criteria for more than one prize category will be eligible for all relevant categories
  7. Prizes are not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash.

GOWeekNZ Event on the New Zealand Cycle Trail

Check out this awesome event being held on one of our Great Rides – the West Coast Wilderness Trail.

Ride the Wilderness, Saturday 14 November. This fab mountain bike ride on the West Coast Wilderness Trail is split into four events ranging from a 21km ‘cruise’ from Kumara to Greymouth to the 126km ‘epic’ along the whole trail.

This is a Grade 2 (easy) ride taking in beautiful lakes, rivers, creeks, boardwalks, singletrack, forest, wetlands and water races. There’s something for everyone. You can ride solo or get a team together. This is a wonderful way to experience this Great Ride!

Ride the Wilderness during Get Outdoors Week!

The New Zealand Cycle Trail are proud supporters of Get Outdoors Week (14–22 November).