Hiking and Tramping the New Zealand bush (forests) can be extremely dangerous if you are not properly prepared and equipped. New Zealand weather can change rapidly without warning. If you don't have the right equipment you may die from hypothermia.
New Zealand Mountain Radio provides up-to-date information about weather and conditions. It can be very cold at any time of the year. Always be physically and mentally prepared for the worst conditions and be ready to change your trip plans if necessary.