If you’re heading into the outdoors then it’s important that you know the land safety code. These 5 essential steps will help you stay safe while exploring around the Wānaka region.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have permission to fly your drone where you want it to go. The regulations for flying drones are listed below but in effect you can not fly a drone anywhere around Wānaka except over your own private property without a permit.
All open spaces around Wānaka are either QLDC parks and reserves, Department of Conservation land or private property.
Keep to roads and tracks, leave no trace, respect the wildlife and camp only where permitted.
Pack it in, pack it out. Remove all rubbish including human waste. Check out this page to find out how to dispose of human waste properly in the outdoors.
Keep left, stay alert and take breaks.
Know before you go, the five simple rules of the Land Safety Code to help you stay safe.
Respect our culture; wait your turn and give others time and space to enjoy their visit.
For much of the year, there is a prohibited fire season due to the dry conditions. Check before making any fires that it is permitted to do so.