All Programmes

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Motueka Vocational Pathways

Are you a local youth looking for meaningful work? The Motueka Vocational Pathways (MVP) project has been established in recognition of the challenges of transitioning into the workforce that face…

Ages 16 - 24
Day programmes, work placements and occasional overnights
4 weeks, Mon - Thurs
  • Health & Wellbeing
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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…

14-18+yrs
Expedition format. Includes overnights.
3 nights / 4 days
  • Adventure
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Predator Control & Conservation (Level 3)

If you enjoy being outside, being active and learning in a hands-on, practical way, then come and join our efforts to protect New Zealand’s unique biodiversity! The Level 3 Predator…

Year 12-13 Students
Block course format (includes overnights)
Four one-week blocks (Mon-Thurs)
  • Environment
  • Trades
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Tailored Programmes – Professional

We can create a unique experiential learning programme that will be designed to meet your goals. Use our base, our facilities, access to outdoors, specialist gear and qualified instructors to…

18+
Day, multi-day and overnight programme options available
Duration to be negotiated
  • Adventure
  • Cultural
  • Environment
  • Health & Wellbeing
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International students in Abel Tasman with Manaaki Tāpoi

Tailored Programmes – International

We can create a unique experiential learning programme for international groups that can be designed to meet your desired outcomes using a mix of cultural, environmental or outdoors-based activities. At…

All ages
Day, multi-day and overnight programme options avaialable
Tailored to your group
  • Adventure
  • Environment
  • Cultural
  • Health & Wellbeing
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MEA – Mini Environmental Adventure

Designed for younger adventurers, the Mini Environmental Adventure Programme will extend student’s experiences of the natural world through exploration, play, asking questions and discussions. Programme Overview Students will go on…

Years 1-4
Day programme
9.30am - 2pm
  • Environment
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MOA – Mini Outdoor Adventure

Designed for younger adventurers, the Mini Outdoor Adventure programme helps to develop student’s self-confidence, resilience and team work skills. Programme Overview Make the outdoors your classroom for the day! Tamariki…

Years 1-4
Day Programme
9.30am - 2pm
  • Adventure
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Tailored Programmes – Community & Wellbeing

We can create a unique experiential learning programme that will be designed to meet your goals. Use our base, our facilities, access to outdoors, specialist gear and qualified instructors to…

All ages
Delivery to be negotiated
Duration to be negotiated
  • Adventure
  • Cultural
  • Environment
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Tailored Programmes – Secondary Schools

We can create a unique experiential learning programme that will be designed to meet your goals. Allow your rangatahi to access the benefits of an organised, adventurous and engaging Experiential…

Year 9 - 13
Format to be negotiated
Format to be negotiated
  • Adventure
  • Cultural
  • Environment
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Chilldren learning swimming survival skills

Tailored Programmes – Primary Schools

We can create a unique experiential learning programme that will be designed to meet your goals. Get your students out the classroom for an organised, adventurous and engaging Experiential Learning…

Year 1 - 8
Day, multi-day or overnight programmes available
To be negotiated
  • Adventure
  • Cultural
  • Environment
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Tailored Programme – Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

If you have a group of 6 or more Whenua Iti Outdoors (WIO) can tailor a programme to help you achieve your Adventurous Journey or Gold Residential components of the…

14-18+yrs
Format to be negotiated
Format to be negotiated
  • Adventure
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native bush and adventure therapy

Adventure Therapy

Support through Adventure Therapy at Whenua Iti Outdoors. Adventure Therapy programmes are a proven, life changing intervention based on a clinical approach used by field therapists. Our Adventure Therapy Programme…

Ages 13 - 16
1 on 1 counselling support over 3 months built around an intensive 5 day wilderness therapy programme
5 day wilderness programme + support
  • Adventure
  • Health & Wellbeing
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First Aid Courses

First Aid skills are key life and work skills that are transferable across a range of career pathways. Whenua Iti Outdoors provides a range of First Aid courses for secondary…

Year 11 - 13 Students
To be negotiated
Single to multi-day options
  • Adventure
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Environmental Science (Level 3)

The Environmental Science programme is designed to bring science to life through a series of field-based, environmental investigations. The programme focus is on developing an understanding of environmental science and…

Year 12-13 Students
Block course format (includes overnights)
Four one-week blocks (Mon-Thurs)
  • Environment
  • Trades
  • Cultural
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Service Industry Internship (Level 3)

The Service Industry Internship programme is designed for students who are looking to gain essential employment skills for the transition from school to the world of work. Students whilst working…

Year 12-13 Students
Residential block course (includes overnights)
Four one-week blocks (Mon-Thurs)
  • Tourism
  • Trades
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Tourism Operations (Level 3)

Students get to really experience tourism through the lens of clients, local tourism business owners and as an employee. You will visit a range of tourism operators, understand the different…

Year 12-13 students
Residential block course (includes overnights)
Four one-week blocks (Mon-Thurs)
  • Tourism
  • Trades
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Manaaki Tāpoi Advanced (Level 3)

The Manaaki Tāpoi Advanced programme will strengthen participant’s understanding both of the uniqueness of Māori culture as well as the interconnectedness of Te Ao Māori.  The course builds on the…

Year 12 - 13 Students
Residential block course (includes overnights)
Four one-week blocks (Monday-Thursday)
  • Cultural
  • Tourism
  • Trades
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Manaaki Tāpoi Introduction (Level 2)

Course Aim The Manaaki Tāpoi course celebrates the importance of Cultural (indigenous) Tourism. Learning will focus on key elements of Māori culture and how they are interpreted in cultural tourism…

Year 12-13 Students
Residential block course (includes overnights)
Four one-week blocks (Mon - Thurs)
  • Cultural
  • Tourism
  • Trades
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Adventure Tourism Leadership (L3)

Take your existing outdoors skills to the next level. Build your confidence in outdoor leadership through this challenging and rewarding course. Course Aim Students will build on their existing outdoor…

Year 13 students
Residential block course (includes overnights)
Four one-week blocks (Mon-Thurs)
  • Adventure
  • Tourism
  • Trades
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Adventure Tourism Leadership (L2)

Build on a love of the outdoors by learning technical and practical outdoor skills in a team environment. Course Aim The Adventure Tourism Leadership – Level 2 programme provides students…

Year 12-13 students
Residential block course format (includes overnights)
Four one-week blocks (Mon-Thurs)
  • Adventure
  • Tourism
  • Trades
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Civil Defence Emergency Response (Level 3)

Experience simulated emergency exercises and gain essential rope skills & techniques used in emergency outdoors situations. Course Aim To provide participants with the practical skills and knowledge to be able…

Year 13 students
Residential block course (includes overnights)
Four one-week blocks (Mon-Thurs)
  • Trades
  • Adventure
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Leadership Exploration

This course is for Year 8 students with a focus on developing students’ independence and leadership skills. Growing young leaders at Whenua Iti Outdoors centres around a relationship-based kaupapa to…

Year 8 Students
9.30am - 2.30pm
2 days
  • Adventure
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adventure based learning activities as part of experiential learning

Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC)

As a well-established provider of Experiential Learning we offer quality learning in a challenging, yet safe, education setting. Tamariki get to work together as a team, develop their confidence and…

Years 1 - 8
Day or multi-day programmes
Typically 10am - 2pm during term time
  • Adventure
  • Environment
  • Cultural
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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…

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

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

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

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
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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…

11 - 13 yr olds
Multi-day adventure
4 days / 3 nights
  • Adventure
  • Environment
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Waka Ama Journey

The Waka Ama Journey programme has been designed to increase student’s self-confidence, cultural connection, and develop a strong sense of belonging. The programme will identify individual student’s strengths and build…

Years 9 - 11
Multi-day programme
4 days / 3 nights
  • Cultural
  • Adventure
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school kids on outdoor camp

Primary School Camps

We specialise in offering adventure-based and well organised programmes as part of a unique school camp designed for your students. School or Whenua Iti Outdoors-Led You can choose whether we…

Year 4-8 students
Tailored to school needs
Tailored to school needs
  • Adventure
  • Environment
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