22/1/19 Backcountry

 

In the United States, a backcountry or backwater is a geographical area that is remoteundevelopedisolated, or difficult to access.

In New Zealand, however, “backcountry” often refers to land that is not accessible by public access.

For example, it is common for a farmer to have some remote parts of his land left in scrubland or forest.
This is often adjacent to other areas of backcountry which are yet to be developed or protected from development. Trampers and other explorers sometimes need to get farmers’ permission to access parts of the national parks of New Zealand or other natural phenomena, if they intend to pass over backcountry.