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SupportAdventure is the website for adventure tourism and commercial outdoor recreation operators.

It's focused on activities under the Adventure Activities Regulations and also offers guidance for organised adventure activities that do not come under any specific regulation.

Operators providing activities regulated by Maritime New Zealand or the Civil Aviation Authority may find this website useful however should refer to those regulatory bodies for further information.

The website has practical resources and shares operator good practice to help strengthen safety across the adventure tourism and commercial outdoor recreation sectors.

We encourage you to apply these resources to meet the stage, scale and complexity of your operation. Use it to challenge the status quo and find ways to strengthen your safety management and safety culture.

This website is managed by Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Recreation Aotearoa and is endorsed by WorkSafe New Zealand, the government’s workplace health and safety regulator.

Share your experience

The SupportAdventure website is full of content generated by industry for industry.

We would like to thank the hundreds of operators who have generously shared their skills and experience to help with its development.

If you would like to share your experience and help other operators increase safety, please email info@tia.org.nz


The SupportAdventure website and guidance material was developed following the government’s 2009/2010 review into safety in the commercial outdoor and adventure tourism sectors. That review led to the introduction of the Adventure Activities Regulations 2011 (updated in 2016).

During the review, operators said they wanted a central, credible source of safety guidance to support them during start-up, and ongoing reviews of their safety management systems. The review recommendations supported this approach.