Unleash the Adventure: Get Outdoors Week with Your Furry Friend
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Unleash the Adventure: Get Outdoors Week with Your Furry Friend

Nov 15, 2023 · dog

Get Outdoors Week is a nationwide initiative that encourages Kiwis to explore the diverse and stunning landscapes that New Zealand has to offer. From November 12th to 20th, this event celebrates the benefits of outdoor recreation, connecting people with nature and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.

What better way to revel in the splendor of nature than with your loyal companion by your side? At Purple Cow, we're thrilled to join the festivities and enhance your outdoor experience with our exclusive Walking Essentials collection.

Get outdoors with your canine companion

Here are some ideas for taking your dog on exciting play dates and outdoor escapades:

Beach Day Extravaganza

New Zealand boasts stunning beaches, and many of them are dog-friendly. Take your pup to a dog-friendly beach like Oriental Bay in Wellington or Piha Beach in Auckland. Let them splash in the waves, play fetch in the sand, and enjoy the fresh sea breeze.

Hiking Trails for Doggos

Explore the vast network of dog-friendly hiking trails. The Hakarimata Summit Track in Waikato or the Hooker Valley Track near Mount Cook offer breathtaking scenery and a chance for your dog to stretch their legs in the great outdoors.

Dog Parks Galore

Most cities and towns in New Zealand have designated dog parks where your furry friend can socialize and play off-leash. Parks like Western Springs Dog Park in Auckland or Central Bark in Christchurch are perfect for play dates and mingling with other dogs.

Café Culture with Canines

Many cafés in New Zealand are dog-friendly and even provide water bowls and treats for your pup. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a snack while your dog relaxes by your side at places like Olive in Wellington or The Store in Queenstown.

Adventure in the Forests

New Zealand's lush forests are not only a treat for humans but also for dogs. Explore dog-friendly trails in places like Whakarewarewa Forest in Rotorua or the Waipoua Forest in Northland. Remember to check if the trails allow dogs and keep your pup on a leash if needed.

Dog-Friendly Wineries

New Zealand is famous for its wines, and many vineyards are welcoming to dogs. Enjoy a wine tasting experience at dog-friendly wineries like Black Estate in Canterbury or Poderi Crisci on Waiheke Island while your pup roams the scenic grounds.

Canine-Friendly Camping

Experience the great outdoors with your dog by going camping. Many campgrounds in New Zealand allow well-behaved dogs. Set up camp near dog-friendly spots like Lake Tekapo or the Coromandel Peninsula for a weekend full of outdoor fun.

Kayaking and Paddleboarding

If your dog loves the water, consider taking them on a kayaking or paddleboarding adventure. Many lakes and rivers provide a serene setting for a water-based play date. Just make sure your dog is comfortable with water activities and wears a doggy life jacket.

Doggy Playdates at Local Meetups

Check if there are local dog meetup groups in your area. These gatherings provide a fantastic opportunity for your dog to socialize with others while you connect with fellow dog owners. Meetups often include games, walks, and other activities.

Agility Courses and Training Classes

Enroll your dog in agility courses or training classes. These activities not only provide mental stimulation but also strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend. Look for classes in your local area or city.

Remember to consider your dog's temperament, fitness level, and any specific needs they may have when planning outdoor adventures. Always prioritise safety and ensure that the locations you choose are dog-friendly. Enjoy the outdoor wonders of New Zealand with your four-legged companion!


The Canine Explorer's Arsenal: Walking Essentials Collection

Embark on a journey of exploration and fun with our curated Walking Essentials collection. Specially designed for the adventurous souls who love to share their outdoor escapades with their four-legged friends, this collection is a testament to the joy and health benefits of outdoor activities for both you and your canine companion.

Stylish and Secure Leads

Our collection boasts a range of leads that marry style with functionality. From vibrant colors to durable materials, our leads are designed to keep your furry friend safe and secure during your outdoor adventures.

Comfortable Collars for Every Pooch 

A comfortable collar is a must for any outdoor adventure. Our Walking Essentials collection features collars that prioritize both style and comfort. Ensure your dog is ready for the trails with a collar that reflects their personality while keeping them safe and snug.

Hydration on the Go: Portable Water Bowls 

Staying hydrated is crucial for both you and your pup during outdoor activities. Our portable water bowls make it easy to keep your furry friend refreshed on the go. Compact and convenient, these bowls are a must-have for any outdoor excursion.

Sun Protection: Dog Sunscreen

Just like us, our dogs need protection from the sun's harmful rays. Our Walking Essentials collection includes dog sunscreen to shield your canine companion from the harsh effects of UV rays. Because a healthy adventure is a sun-safe adventure!

Responsible Adventures: Dog Poo Bags 

Respect nature and keep it clean with our eco-friendly dog poo bags. These biodegradable bags make it easy to clean up after your pup, ensuring that your outdoor adventures leave nothing but paw prints.

Snack Holders and Irresistible Snacks 

Reward your dog's good behavior or refuel them during your outdoor activities with our snack holders and a variety of delicious treats. The perfect combination to keep your pup energized and excited for the next leg of your adventure.


As you gear up for Get Outdoors Week in New Zealand, remember that the best adventures are the ones shared with your furry friend. Explore the beauty of nature, embrace the thrill of the unknown, and make lasting memories with your loyal companion by your side. At Purple Cow our Walking Essentials collection is here to make every outdoor adventure with your dog a seamless and enjoyable experience. Unleash the adventure, and let the great outdoors become the backdrop for unforgettable moments with your canine companion.

Happy adventuring!

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