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Our Environment

For your comfort and safety and that of other group members, please be prepared for varying Weather conditions. Below are lists of recommended things to wear and bring on Day Walks and on Overnight Trips.

Check out our Hire Outdoor Gear and Retail Outdoor Gear pages for items you can hire or buy from us.


For overnight trips, be sure to keep your pack as light as possible - not only will you enjoy your trip far more but you will also have the energy to do more. Some tips are to carry quick drying pack towels and to keep toiletries (e.g. toothpaste and face creams) in clean film cannisters.

Please make sure you leave some space in your pack for group food/equipment - approx. 1 - 2 kg.

What to Wear & Bring - DAY KAYAKING

  • Personal Belongings in waterproof plastic bags.
  • Hiking boots recommended or covered walking shoes with a good grip (in case we have to walk out)
  • Waterproof raincoat
  • Warm clothing
  • Spare jersey/polar fleece
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Personal First Aid Kit, and any required medication, insect repellent
  • Environmentally friendly toilet paper
  • Sunglasses & Sunscreen
  • Binoculars, camera and spare film
  • 1 litre water bottle
  • Snacks

What to Wear & Bring - OVERNIGHT KAYAKING

  • Daypack with plastic liner
  • Sleeping Bag - at least 3 seasons
  • Hiking boots (essential)
  • Waterproof raincoat
  • 2 sets of warm spare clothing to change into (e.g. polypropylene top and pants)
  • 2 Jerseys/polar fleece
  • Warm woollen or thermal hat and gloves
  • Hiking shorts
  • Spare woollen or thermal socks
  • Rain pants or gaiters
  • Hiking poles
  • Sandals
  • Torch
  • Toiletries including environmentally friendly toilet paper
  • Personal First Aid Kit, and any required medication, insect repellent
  • Pack towel (quick drying)
  • Sunglasses & Sunscreen
  • Binoculars, camera and spare film
  • Water bottle

Please note, cotton trousers and jeans are not recommended for full day or overnight trips.

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P O Box 188, Stewart Island, NZ

Ph: 64 3 219 1066
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