How Hard Will This Trip Be?

/How Hard Will This Trip Be?
Got To Get Out takes health and safety seriously, and in our check in we ask all attendees to acknowledge that they understand:
  • The risks of the activity
  • How hard it will be
  • What level of fitness is required
  • What gear is required
One measure of the ‘hardness’ of a hike is the Department of Conservation’s track difficulty measure, which is listed on their website.
Please read this useful information before attending any of our trips, to get a clear understanding of how hard a trip might be.
Other ways to find out the difficulty of the trip (before departure day) are:
  • Reading about the exact trip online
  • Posting a comment on the event page, asking for input and ideas
  • Sending an email to the trip organiser, which is often Kim (kim@gottogetout.com) asking your question
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Easiest: Easy access short walk

Duration: Easy walking for up to an hour.

Suitable for: People of all abilities, wheelchairs, buggies and strollers.

Standard: Even surface, well formed with no steps or steep sections. Stream and rivers are bridged.

Footwear required: Walking shoes.

Typical tracks: Cape Reinga Lighthouse Walk | Milford Foreshore Walk

Easy: Walking track

Duration: Gentle walking from a few minutes to a day.

Suitable for: People with low to moderate fitness and abilities. Some tracks suitable for mountain biking.

Standard: Track is mostly well formed, some sections may be steep, rough or muddy. Clearly signposted. Stream and river crossings are bridged.

Footwear required: Walking shoes or light tramping/hiking boots.

Find walks in the ‘Easy’ category

Typical tracks: Arthur’s Pass Walking Track | Orongorongo Track

Intermediate: Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Duration: Comfortable multi-day tramping/hiking

Suitable for: People with limited backcountry (remote area) experience. Some tracks suitable for mountain biking.

Standard: Track is generally well formed, some sections may be rough, muddy or steep. Track has signs, poles or markers. Major stream and river crossings are bridged.

Footwear required: Light tramping/hiking boots.

Find walks in the ‘Intermediate’ category

Typical tracks: Tongariro Northern Circuit | Lake Daniell Track

Advanced: Tramping track

Duration: Challenging day or multi-day tramping/hiking

Suitable for: People with moderate to high level backcountry (remote areas) skills and experience, navigation and survival skills required. Some tracks suitable for mountain biking.

Standard: Track is mostly unformed, may be rough and steep. Track has markers, poles or rock cairns. Expect unbridged stream and river crossings.

Footwear required: Tramping/hiking boots.

Find walks in the ‘Advanced’ category

Typical tracks: Kapakapanui Track | Inland Track

Expert: Route

Duration: Challenging overnight tramping/hiking.

Suitable for: People with high level backcountry (remote areas) skills and experience, navigation and survival skills required. Complete self sufficiency required.

Standard: Track unformed and natural, may be rough, muddy or very steep. Track has markers, poles or rock cairns. Expect unbridged stream and river crossings.

Footwear required: Sturdy tramping/hiking boots.

Find walks in the ‘Expert’ category

Typical tracks: Three Passes Route | Tararua Northern Crossing

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