All Programmes

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 on 3 x 3-day expeditions, learning about conservation & biodiversity management to protect these taonga. This…

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. *Thanks to funding from Top of the South & West Coast Trades…

16 - 18 year old's
Overnight expedition format
8 days /7 nights
  • Adventure
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Aotearoa Calling

Aotearoa Calling is a leadership programme designed for secondary students to deepen their connection to Aotearoa while on an adventurous journey across Te Tau Ihu, the Top of the South….

15 - 17 year old's
Multi-day programme including overnights
9 nights / 10 days
  • Adventure
  • Tourism
  • Environment
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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. The Kaitaiki Kids programme incorporates a single overnight adventure…

10 -12 yr olds
Mix of day-programmes & one overnight
5 days (9am - 3pm) and one overnight (Thursday)
  • 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
3 days / 2 nights
  • Adventure
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Environment
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school kids on outdoor camp

Adventure Camp

A 4 day adventure-based camp package for Primary School students. We have picked out the best combination of adventure activities to maximise the fun learning opportunities for your tamariki. Let…

Year 4-8 students
Residential Camp
4 days / 3 nights
  • Adventure
  • Environment
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Environmental Journey

Join us on a fun & rewarding environmental journey from the mountains to the sea – perfect if working towards your Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Venture into one of…

14-18+yrs
Expedition format. Includes overnights.
4 nights / 5 days
  • Adventure
  • 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 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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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. Please note: WIO has Covid19 safety procedures in place that align…

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

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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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
4 days
  • Adventure
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