Update on what is happening at Southern Approach at Alert Level 3. More info here. Directory of Level 3 Retailers here

What to do

During this challenging period of being off work or working from home, a lot of us have children of varying ages to keep occupied, and our own sanity to preserve.

Our intention is not to encourage people to go against any advice given by the authorities. Any outdoor trips or activities that have any chance of people incurring an injury and placing a load on rescue or health personnel, we suggest you delay until this is over.

We have reached out to our staff and our brand ambassadors for ideas to help keep our communities active and engaged during this time. We know that exercise and fresh air is really important to people’s mental well being, and how dastardly boredom can be! You can get out for exercise – a walk, a bike ride, a run, just stay in your self isolation bubble with those people who live in your household, and distance yourself from everyone else.

This page, and our social channels, will be regularly updated with suggestions for getting through this time and ideally having a bit of fun at the same time. If you have suggestions to share, please email us marketing@southernapproach.co.nz

Thanks to these magazines who have made their latest issues available free here…
Adventure Magazine
Motorhomes Caravans & Destinations 
NZ Cycling Journal 
NZ Mountain Biker

Starting with some oldies but goodies for the young ‘uns …


  • Adventure Reels for Kids

    With many adventure loving kids stuck in lock down our partners at Adventure Reels have put together an inspiring hour of short adventure films for them.

    Find out more

  • Endurance 101 – what you need to know

    During uncertain times, people often seek a challenge, something to focus on.¬† If you’ve choose an endurance event as your goal, this is what you need to know

    Find out more

  • Home Workouts

    The mountains and gyms will wait but in the meantime, these home workouts from inov-8 will help you #PLAYYOURPART.

    Try these workouts

  • Boredom Busters

    Here are a few ideas to beat the “I’m bored’ blues.

    Find out more