OutdoorsMark is a national outdoor safety audit programme designed by the New Zealand outdoors community for the New Zealand outdoors community.


One of OutdoorsMark's fundamental objectives is to give participants in adventure activities, and the public, the assurance that the management of the activities has been checked by an independent expert - an OutdoorsMark auditor. If the operation is assessed by the auditor as being at, or above, the benchmark standards of the OutdoorsMark certification scheme, Skills Active grants OutdoorsMark certification.


Latest News


11 May, 2017: What does a “day job” look like in outdoor recreation?

Many people go to work each day dreaming of the weekend, when they can get out and do things they love, like mountain biking, walking, climbing or kayaking.

Outdoor recreation professionals get paid to be experts in the activities they are passionate about, and share that passion with others...

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27 March, 2017: Have you considered an early re-certification?

Re-certification is coming up for many operators. This often falls at the busiest time of your year as an adventure operator. If you are interested in moving your re-certification to an earlier date, please give OutdoorsMark a call to talk through the pros and cons.

10 March, 2017: OutdoorsMark Workshops

OutdoorsMark is preparing to run a series of workshops exclusively for clients to help prepare them for the upcoming audits later in the year.

19 December, 2016: Merry Christmas from OutdoorsMark

Wishing you all the very best for the holiday season from the team at OutdoorsMark.