Holiday Programmes

The same experienced staff who deliver our core education programmes run our holiday programmes. They are about exploring, learning outdoor skills, having fun as well as for students to become aware of their true strengths and potential.

Students will discover remote places of wilderness in the Nelson/Tasman region through a range of adventurous activities.  Check out our Outcomes & Activities page.

kayaking on a holdiay programme in the abel tasman


How are you planning to spend the summer? Make the most of the school break by building essential outdoor leadership skills while exploring local national parks during the course of 3 x 3-day expeditions.

The programme will take you into the wilderness of our local national parks which may include the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi or Nelson Lakes while undertaking various activities that could be by kayak, on foot, with ropes or underground.

This programme offers 15 NCEA Level 3 credits & can count towards your Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Adventure Skills Development

Develop outdoor adventure skills while experiencing a variety of activities on group outdoor expeditions, with the added opportunity of completing 15 Level 3 NCEA credits.

16 - 18 yrs  |  9 days |  12th - 20th January

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Go Wild (in Nature!)

This a great programme for younger children to experience a safe yet fun series of adventures with fully qualified and experienced outdoor instructors. The programme involves 5 days of action fun and outdoor exploration.

Ages: 7-10yrs
Duration: Mon - Fri, 9am - 3pm

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Kaitiaki Kids

The Kaitiaki Kids programme is designed as a stepping stone for intermediate-aged adventurers towards our journey programmes and includes a single overnight adventure as part of a week of outdoors-based nature activities.

Ages: 10 - 12
Duration: 5 days (includes 1 overnight)

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Junior Journey

The Junior Journey is designed to be fun while exploring the outdoors and developing new skills. Tamariki will come away from the programme being more confident, more aware of their true strengths & potential and with a new whānau of friends!

Ages: 11-13
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

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Senior Journey

The Senior Journey adventure holiday programme allows tamariki to step up into an expedition format and build their resilience and teamwork skills while exploring spectacular local environments and building lasting friendships.

Ages: 14-16
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

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Adventure Leadership

This is a fantastic opportunity to make the most of your school holidays on an Adventure Leadership programme. Focus on sea kayaking and mountain biking while you have a great experience meeting new people and exploring the beautiful outdoor environments of Te Tau Ihu.

Ages: 16 - 18 yrs
Duration: 7 nights / 8 days

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Aotearoa Calling

This course is designed to nurture future leaders through an awesome adventure experience exploring this beautiful country. Explore local national parks by kayak, foot & underground on a 10 day journey from the mountains to the sea.

Ages: 15 - 17
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights

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Access to a Range of Activities

We provide all the specialist outdoor equipment and offer a range of holiday programme options for 7 up to 18 year olds. Whatever holiday programme you go on, all activities are tailored to age and ability.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Some of the holiday programmes support achievement of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Find out more about Duke of Edinbugh's Award Programmes.

More than just an adventure...

The adventures will require students to work in a team and to face challenges together building essential leadership qualities. The outcome is a great sense of achievement, increased confidence and a memorable experience that will be shared with new friends.

Coming on a Holiday Programme?

We're sure you'll want to know all you can! Some of your questions might be answered by our FAQs, and you can access gear lists on our Downloads page. Any other questions, please contact us!


Qualified Instructors

You're in safe hands. Our friendly & highly professional instructors are all industry qualified for a wide range of activities.


NZQA Qualified and NCEA Aligned

We are NZQA accredited, can offer NCEA Level 1-3 assessments and all programmes align with the NZ Curriculum key competencies.


Safety Accredited

We put safety first. We are a registered provider of Adventure Activities with Worksafe NZ, and are Safety audit certified with OutdoorsMark.

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.