Walking Archives - Tuatara Tours


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How To… Train Pre Tour

It Is Not a Race! The whole idea about our tours is to experience nature, take in the sights and … Read more

New Zealand… Guided or Unguided Tours?

Going Guided Well appointed comfortable accommodation Comfortable beds Hot showers Meals provided Travel provided Small day-packs Knowledgable guides Safety is … Read more

New Zealand… How to Stay Safe In The NZ Outdoors

New Zealand is an incredible place to explore, with untouched terrain that’s remote yet easily accessible.   What to pack … Read more

How To… Choose Insulated Outerwear

If you need a jacket to wear when conditions are so cold that a mid layer alone won’t cut it, … Read more

How To… Choose and Use a GPS

Once revolutionary, GPS technology is in everything from drones to dog collars now. Nonetheless, a handheld GPS receiver remains a … Read more

How To…   Choose Between a Personal Locator Beacon and a Satellite Messenger

While many people consider unplugging to be an essential part of immersing themselves in the natural world, it’s also true … Read more

How To… Choose and Use Gaiters

Snow, water, dirt and pebbles have a way of sneaking into even the most waterproof of boots. To prevent this, … Read more

How To… Get Fit By Walking

Benefits Walking at a moderate pace for 30-60 minutes burns stored fat, builds muscle and speeds up your metabolism. Here … Read more

How To… Wash a Sleeping Bag

If your sleeping bag is darkened with grime or worse yet—losing its loft—then it’s time to give it a good … Read more

How To… Fix a Jacket Zipper

Ever zip up your jacket, only to discover that the zipper seems to have immediately unzipped itself? That annoying development … Read more