We are adventurous
Your adventure and mine might be different. There is no objective line that defines adventure, and we respect that.
We are self-reliant
Sometimes, everybody needs a helping hand. But we equip ourselves to handle any problem we might encounter.
We stand for wilderness
The wilderness is not ours, but we love it, we play in it, we make it home, and we protect it.
We stand for conservation
Biodiversity and wilderness walk hand in hand. We take care not to spread pests and diseases.
We are welcoming
We welcome new members, and new trampers of all ages and abilities. We share knowledge, and we help each other out.
We respect Māori beliefs, rights, and values
We acknowledge Māori wāhi tapu (sacred sites), cultural values, and place names. We respect Māori land claims, and the redress process under the Treaty of Waitangi / te Tiriti o Waitangi).
We respect land owners' rights
We communicate with land owners, follow their directions, and stay off their land when asked.
We respect other users
Hunters, mountain bikers, runners and others visit back country tracks and huts. We share the space with them.
We respect each other
We have different points of view, different abilities, different beliefs. We acknowledge, value, and respect that diversity as a part of any healthy community.