The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has created online resources to assist teachers and students in exploring the theme of the responsible use of the outdoors. It also introduces schools to the work of the Commission, and the Outdoor Access Code.

Students can use the outdoor education resources on this site to learn about responsible access to the outdoors and explore the perspectives of others. Teachers can use the teacher resources to create lesson plans and support education outside the classroom (EOTC) activities.

We're always interested in hearing from teachers and others with any suggestions for new resources that would be helpful. Our communications team looks after the creation of new educational materials, and please feel welcome to contact them.

Wainui Creek by Kai

Top Outdoor Spot 2020

The Walking Access Commission Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa invites students to enter our Top Outdoor Spot competition to promote access to the outdoors.

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Waiteti Stream

Year 1-3 resources

This section contains level 1–2 curriculum-aligned teaching resources to assist teachers to create engaging lesson plans on the theme of respect for and responsible use of the outdoors.

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