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Have fun getting into nature with Whenua Iti Outdoors! This programme is designed to kick-start kōhine (young teenage women) on an active journey to re-connect with nature, in nature, alongside…

Year 9 - 10 students from Nelson / Tasman
2 x Overnight residential camps
4 days / 3 nights (each camp)
  • Adventure
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Environment
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tents set up on site for a camp at Whenua Iti

Environmental Action Camp

A 3 day enviro-focused camp package for intermediate & secondary students. Outline of Activities The aim of this camp is to provide a fun camping experience for students while increasing…

Year 8 - 10 students
Residential Camp
3 days / 2 nights
  • Adventure
  • Environment
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Manaaki Tāpoi Extension (Level 3)

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

Year 12 - 13 Students
Residential block course (includes overnights)
Four one-week blocks (Monday-Thursday)
  • Cultural
  • Tourism
  • Trades
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Aotearoa Orientation

Experience and learn about Aotearoa, New Zealand through this unique, immersive cultural orientation program designed to provide students with an authentic insight into Te Ao Māori and the connection between…

14 - 18 year old's
Overnight exploration
4 nights / 5 days
  • Cultural
  • Nature Connection
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Aotearoa Adventure

Explore stunning national parks & wilderness locations in Te Tauihu (Top of the South Island) while undertaking 5 days of adventuring. Take part in adventurous experiences that are not only…

15 - 18 year old's
Overnight expedition
4 nights / 5 days
  • Adventure
  • Nature Connection
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West Coast Journey

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

11 - 13 yrs & 14 - 16 yrs
Expedition Format
4 days / 3 nights
  • Adventure
  • Environment
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WIO Challenges Day

Spend the day on site at Whenua Iti to take on both individual and team challenges such as the flying kiore, obstacle course or the high ropes! A great day…

Years 5-8
Day programme
10am - 2pm (or by negotiation)
  • Adventure
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Beach Skills Day

Take your students to our local beach for a practical and fun outdoors experience to build their beach safety knowledge, skills and safe practices when heading to the beach. Programme…

Years 5-8
Day programme
10am - 2pm (or by negotiation)
  • Environment
  • Nature Connection
  • Health & Wellbeing
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Environmental Sustainability (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! This new programme for…

Year 12-13 Students
Block course format (includes overnights)
Four one-week blocks (Mon-Thurs)
  • Environment
  • Trades
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school kids on outdoor camp

School Exploration Camp

A 3 day nature exploration camp package for Primary School students. We have designed this camp to be full of fun outdoors and nature connection activities to maximise learning opportunities…

Year 5 - 8 students
Residential Camp
3 days / 2 nights
  • Adventure
  • Environment
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Māwhera Adventurers

The Māwhera Adventurers programme is designed for young adventurers and involves 2 days of action, nature immersion and outdoor exploration for tamariki from the Greymouth Region. Whilst exploring, Māwhera adventurers…

9 - 12 yrs from the Greymouth Region
2 days of day-programmes
2 days (9am - 3pm)
  • Adventure
  • Environment
  • Nature Connection
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Kawatiri Adventurers

Tamariki will have the chance to explore the outdoors with experienced instructors from Whenua Iti Outdoors, to build confidence and connect to nature while having fun at different wilderness locations….

12-14 yr olds
Day programmes
2 days (9am - 3pm)
  • Adventure
  • Environment
  • Nature Connection
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Rā Ora Programme (Wellbeing Day)

The Rā Ora (Wellbeing Day) Programme has been created to provide tamariki a fun day of active recreation and outside play, encouraging positive health & wellbeing. Programme Overview Tamariki will…

Years 4-8
Day programme / Multi day programmes
9.30am - 2.20pm (or by negotiation)
  • Environment
  • Nature Connection
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Cultural
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Tamariki Tiaki

Designed to build more meaningful connections to our local environment, the Tamariki Tiaki Programme will extend students’ experiences of the natural world through exploration, discovery, restoration and cultural understanding. Programme…

Years 5-8
Day programme / Multi day programmes
9.30am - 2pm
  • Environment
  • Nature Connection
  • Health & Wellbeing
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Kaitiaki Leadership (L3)

Connect to nature while developing your outdoor adventure skills in our local national parks, learning about conservation & biodiversity management to protect these taonga. Participants have the opportunity of completing…

16 - 18 year old's
Overnight expedition format
9 days / 8 nights
  • Adventure
  • Nature Connection
  • Environment
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Adventure Leadership (L2)

Build on a love of the outdoors by learning technical and practical outdoor skills in a team environment while exploring Te Tauihu. Participants have the opportunity of completing 5 Level…

16 - 18 year old's
Overnight expedition format
4 days / 3 nights
  • Adventure
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Kaitiaki Kids

The Kaitiaki Kids holiday programme is designed as a stepping stone for intermediate-aged adventurers towards our fully residential (overnight) journey programmes. Kaitiaki Kids will explore the natural world around them…

10 -12 yr olds
Day-programmes
5 days (9am - 3pm)
  • Adventure
  • Environment
  • Nature Connection
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Inspiring Leaders

Build confidence in your leadership skills with Whenua Iti Outdoors. This course is aimed at senior students who have the potential to take up school or community leadership positions for…

Year 12 students from Nelson / Tasman
Overnight residential programme
4 days / 3 nights
  • Adventure
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Environment
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community involvement in motueka, nelson, richmond and tasman

Motueka Vocational Pathways

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

Ages 18-30, currently receiving support from MSD
Day programmes & work placements
4 weeks, Mon - Thurs, 9am - 3pm + 2 weeks workplace mentoring
  • 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 adventure. Venture into one of our stunning local national parks or surrounds, such as…

14-16yrs*
Expedition format. Includes overnights.
5 Days/4 Nights
  • Adventure
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tower abseiling at whenua iti outdoors

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
  • Nature Connection
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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

Co-Designed Programme – Primary

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 programme!  As…

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

Whaikaha (Seek Strength)

Support through Adventure Therapy at Whenua Iti Outdoors. Based on a clinical approach used by field therapists, Whaikaha programmes are a proven, life changing intervention, using an adventure therapy model.Our…

Ages 13 - 17
1-on-1 counselling support through 2-3 sessions both before & after an intensive 7 day wilderness therapy programme
7 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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