Holiday Programmes

The same expert facilitators who deliver our core education programmes run our holiday programmes.  Not only are they full of fun action-packed outdoor adventures they are designed for participants to learn and develop their personal and social skills!

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

Our school holiday programmes are about exploring, learning outdoor skills, having fun as well as for students to become aware of their true strengths and potential.

kayaking on a holdiay programme in the abel tasman
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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.

Holiday Programmes

tramping, Kahurangi National Park

Senior Journey

Let your tamariki go on a journey of discovery with our Senior Jouney holiday programme, to explore the outdoors and discover their potential. The Senior Journey adventure holiday programme allows…

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14 - 16 yrs
Expedition Format
5 days / 4 nights
  • Adventure
  • Environment

Junior Journey

Let your tamariki go on a Journey of discovery, to explore the outdoors and discover their potential. The Junior Journey heads to the outdoor sweet spots of our region, designed…

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11 - 13 yr olds
Multi-day adventure
4 days / 3 nights
  • Adventure
  • Environment
Child on the Flying Kiore at Whenua Iti Outdoors Education Centre

Go Wild

The Go Wild programme is designed for our younger adventurers and involves 5 days of action fun and outdoor exploration. Let your kids experience a safe yet fun series of…

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7 - 10 yr olds
A week of day-programmes
5 days (9am - 3pm)
  • Adventure
  • Environment

Discover NZ

The Discover NZ programme is specifically designed for international students who want to make the most of their holiday time in NZ. Join your fellow international students for a classic…

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International Students | 16 - 18 year old's
Multi-day programme including overnights
10 days
  • Cultural
  • Adventure
  • Tourism
  • Environment

Adventurous Journey – Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Join Whenua Iti Outdoors to complete part of your Adventurous Journey Award component on an unforgettable 4 day / 3 night excursion. Venture into one of our stunning local national…

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Expedition format. Includes overnights.
3 nights / 4 days
  • Adventure

Adventure Skills Development

Develop your outdoor adventure skills on this holiday programme – experience a variety of disciplines while on group outdoor expeditions. Participants have the added opportunity of completing 15 Level 3…

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16 - 18 year old's | Open to International students enrolled in a NZ Secondary School.
A series of 3 x 3 day expeditions
9 days / 8 nights
  • Adventure

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.