West Coast Programmes

Whenua Iti Outdoors run a number of programmes for students from Te Tai Poutini, with students travelling to Motueka to attend programmes and with some delivered on the Coast either based from Greymouth or Westport. Our programmes at both primary and secondary level focus on building confidence and resilience through fun yet challenging activities in the outdoors that will nurture a long-lasting connection to nature.

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Holiday Programmes

West Coast Journey

The West Coast Journey adventure holiday programme allows tamariki to step up into an expedition format and build their resilience and teamwork skills while exploring spectacular natural environments.

Ages: 11-13 yrs & 14-16 yrs
Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Delivery Base: Greymouth / Nelson

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Māwhera Adventurers

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 based out of Greymouth.

Ages: 9-12 yrs
Duration: Thur - Fri, 9am - 3pm
Delivery Base: Greymouth

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Kawatiri Adventurers

The Kawatiri Adventurers holiday programme is a great opportunity for tamariki to explore stunning wilderness areas and try new activities while supported by our experienced instructors. A great way to build confidence and make new friends too.

Ages: 12 - 14 yrs
Duration: 2-4 days
Delivery Base: Westport

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Other Programmes Available

Nature Connection Programmes

We have developed a range of programmes that connect students with nature and nurture their sense of kaitiakitanga. We help instil a connection with nature in our tamariki by exploring their local natural environments using various activities that incorporate science, environmental and cultural learning while having fun! Ngā mihi nui to funding from Jobs for Nature,
Subject to availability for West Coast Schools

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Trades Academy Programmes

Programmes are fully funded by the Ministry of Education, and are zero cost to students through WCTA partner schools. Each course includes assessments that contribute to students' NCEA credits. These courses offer more than academic learning, they are packed with experiential learning opportunities to build confidence, leadership & essential employability skills to set students up for future study and employment.

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Holiday Programmes

The same experienced staff who deliver our core education programmes run our holiday programmes. They are about exploring our wilderness location, learning outdoor skills, having fun as well as for students to become aware of their true strengths and potential. Available over the summer holidays and throughout the year for West Coast students, run from our Motueka base.

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Keen to hear about programme updates and news?

We have a West Coast Newsletter as well as a range of other newsletters to subscribe to so you don't miss out on the next opportunity to attend one of our programmes! We won't overwhelm your inbox - just one or two per year.

Free Activities & Resources

We have a range of videos and activities published on our website that you can do at home or use to support classroom learning. They all get tamariki active outdoors and promote wellbeing - take a peek!


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.