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Recommended Personal Gear List

Whether it’s your first outdoor adventure trip or your 50th, an itemised gear list can be essential in your preparations.  Below, we have compiled a short list of items we feel necessary in making your journey throughout the New Zealand outdoors safe and comfortable. Warmth is the key to enjoying these activities, so please have a close look at the provided information.


Provided Equipment for Rafting or Kayaking:

Boating Equipment                                                

Wetsuit, Farmer John style               

Life jacket/PFD

Water resistant Spray jacket

Neoprene Booties                                                   

Fleece Jersey



First Aid Kit

Safety Communications


Provided Equipment for Tramping/Hiking:                                         

Safety Communications   

Sleeping Mats

First Aid Kit


Provided Equipment for Mountain Bike Tours:

Mountain Bike                                        

Safety Helmet      

Repair Kit

First Aid Kit

Safety Communications

Provided Equipment for Rock Climbing:


Rock Climbing Shoes         

Climbing Helmets

Rock Climbing Ropes & Equipment

First Aid Kit

Safety Communications


The Key to a great day out is Layered Clothing that allows Tramping and Hiking in changeable conditions.


Accessories Recommended for all multi-day tours:                                              

  • Towel

  • Sleeping Bag – min. 3 Season - Warm to 0 deg- can be hired 

  • Sleeping Bag liner

  • Sleepwear

  • Flashlight

  • Sun hat                                                                        

  • Warm hat/Beanie

  • Sunglasses                                                                

  • Sunscreen (at least SPF50)                             

  • Bug Juice/Insect Repellant                            

  • Medication         

  • Personal Toiletries                           

  • Personal Drink Bottle or Hydration Pack (min.600mls)

  • Camera and spare batteries


Raft/Kayak Specific Clothing:


  • Shorts/Swims suit/Togs

  • Thermal Underclothing layers for added warmth*

  • Change of Clothes


MTB Specific Clothing:


  • Shorts (preferably padded)

  • Breathable riding shirt or t-shirt

  • Thermal Underclothing layers*

  • Lightweight rain jacket

  • Gloves (optional)

  • Sports Shoes or Skate Shoes with Smooth or Flat Sole – We are happy to fit personal pedals and shoes, just bring them along with you and our professional staff will help you out 

  • Change of Clothes


Rock Climbing Specific Clothing:


  • Shorts, Thermal Leggings or Athletic Pants allowing Flexibility

  • Close-Fitting T-shirt or Top; Avoid Baggy Apparel as it may get caught in equipment.

  • Thermal Underclothing layers*

  • Sports Shoes or Trainers with good soles



Tramping/Hiking Specific Clothing:

The Key to a great day out is Layered Clothing that allows Tramping and Hiking in changeable conditions. Walking clothes should consist of several layers of polypropylene and/or wool (merino is GREAT). Cotton is not recommended as it has poor insulating qualities. If you are hiking one of our walks, especially those in alpine environments, you need to be aware that temperatures can range from below freezing to very hot. Even in the Summer time temperatures can range from -5 to 35 degrees Celsius.


  • Shorts and Over pants that ideally are waterproof or at least quick drying

  • Thermal Underclothing layers* Leggings and Long Sleeve Layers

  • Thicker Fleece or wool sweater or similar

  • Goretex or Similar Rainproof Jacket

  • Sturdy Hiking or Trekking Boots/Shoes– Worn in and comfortable!

  • Woollen or similar Thick Socks (multiple pairs)

  • Gloves

  • Ear plugs

  • Blister kit and plasters

  • Very Small Pillow

  • 40-60L Hiking Pack with good harness and waist belt (you will be carrying your own supplies including food and equipment)


Snow sports specific clothing:

Snow specific clothing can be costly and for the most part can be hired on site. If clients have good quality snow pants and jackets, combined with quality under layers, it is recommended they bring this. The below is an indicative list of equipment to bring;


  • Waterproof Snow Jacket and Pants (available to hire)

  • Thermal Underclothing layers* Leggings and Long Sleeve Layers

  • Waterproof Snow gloves (available to hire)

  • Thicker Fleece

  • Thick thermal socks

  • Snow Goggles (available to hire)

  • Beanie Hat

  • Day Pack

  • Sunscreen

  • Helmet (available to hire)

  • Ski-Snow Board Boots (available to hire) 



*Please note that suitable thermal under clothing, should be made of polypropylene, capilene, wool or similar.  

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