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Update 12.05pm, 21/09/21
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We are offering FREE PLACES on a range of leadership programmes for 16-18yr olds this summer to help provide positive education & wellbeing outcomes following a disruptive few months. We hope to see lots of students take up this generous opportunity thanks to our partners & funders.

We will be operating under Level 2 guidelines and as always, students' safety is our top priority.

Please get in touch if you have any concerns or questions via email - info@wio.org.nz.

FREE places on Summer Programmes for local students

We have designed leadership programmes for November & December that will offer 16-18yr olds the chance to build their adventure skills, connect to nature, get a boost of L2 or L3 credits & meet new friends in a supportive & fun setting while experiencing the outdoors. And all fully funded!

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Enrol Now on Trades Academy Programmes for 2022

We offer a variety of Trades Programmes for Secondary students that offer experiential learning outdoors on four week-long block courses delivered across two terms. They will gain necessary NCEA credits while supported by our instructors to improve essential skills needed for future study & work!

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At Whenua Iti Outdoors we deliver experiential learning programmes in the outdoors that focus on personal and social development. It is our mission to achieve positive change in individuals and communities.

"Courses are highly relevant and well planned, with activities designed with students’ safety in mind. The professional staff and ongoing nature of reflective practices help ensure the courses meet stakeholder needs."

- NZQA External Evaluation Report, 2019

"With the leadership skills and self-confidence I picked up, I went on to be the head boy of my school the next year. That's the thing I love about Whenua Iti, you go there to learn about something but you always leave with so much more"

- Student


Learning with Whenua Iti Outdoors

With 35 years experience of delivering impactful education programmes, we are able to meet our mission of delivering programmes that have a positive impact on individuals and the communities they are from.

Through Experiential Learning, connection to our inspiring natural environment and by offering a variety of challenges, we provide opportunities for individuals and groups to learn more about themselves and each other.

Whenua Iti Outdoors deliver single day and multi-day programmes that are specifically designed to inspire positive change and meet the needs of a diverse range of groups.

Watch the video to find out more about Whenua Iti Outdoors.

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Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award
Department of Conservation

Want to find out more about a programme or have a question for us? Talk to one of our friendly team - we're happy to help.