Important info for events:
Safety and enjoyment is extremely important to us here at Got To Get Out.
As part of our safety management plan (SMP) and standard operating procedures (SOPS) we follow a range of protocols to keep adventurers safe.
Below is a few of the processes we follow to keep you safe
You must sign in to our events (both paid and free) ideally a week before the trip, but certainly before you depart.
Checking-in online ensures everyone knows what to bring, is aware of the difficulty of the trip they are signing up for, and most importantly you acknowledge you have the right fitness. It’s important you also supply us with emergency contacts, and alerted us to medical conditions.
- Please enter the date of the event you’re attending when it asks for the date
- Please fill out the form fully – if you’re a regular it may seem tedious, but it’s important for us to have up-to-date information.
- Your responses are confidential – we will contact you directly if the need arises.
Our crew have the right training, certifications and experience to manage our events, and do the driving. Some of our training is listed at our safety page. Guides all have wilderness / outdoor first aid training and have been assessed externally (normally by NZOIA).
Good quality gear
Our vehicles all have regular serving and checks, our rental fleet are serviced by bike mechanics to be kept in tip top shape.
Event structure (what to expect)
Whether you’re hiking, biking, running or paddleboarding with us – some things remain the same on a Got To Get Out experience.
These unique parts of the day are what makes our trips special.
The following list what you can expect when you get outdoors with us.
Welcome chat and circle of names – before each event, everyone goes around the circle and introduces themselves and tells the group where their favourite place to get out is. It means we can start the day with familiar faces, and have great conversation starters for getting to know each other and making friends.
Safety briefing – your trip host lets everyone know about the plan for the day, and what to do in case of an emergency. We outline any risks, and ensure attendees know where the required emergency or first aid equipment is, and who has it.
Sharing food – community and camaraderie are important values for us, and the sharing of food (kai) symbolises this. Sharing food is another opportunity to make friends and meet new people, so bring something home-made or from your home country!
We encourage attendees to bring a snack to share with everyone, though it is not required or enforced.
Post-event debrief – At the end of our trips, we debrief on the experience and ask everyone for the best bits and what they loved/liked/learned. Go into our trips with your eyes and mind open – it’s more than just a walk, we are trying to change lives!
Photos and video – a big part of our mission is to get the maximum number of people active and outdoors possible. One way we do this, is to share loads of inspirational photos and videos of our trips, to encourage our followers at home to think “hey, I’ve got to get out too!”. For this reason, expect us to be taking loads of photos and videos. If you don’t want to be in them, don’t stand in front of the camera!
Journey, not a destination- our trips move at the speed of the slowest person, and we take regular food / rest/ photo stops. If you love putting your head down and pacing rapid-speed to the end of a trail, you may get frustrated on our adventures. We’re in it for the journey, not the destination!