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 New Zealand experience. 

Across this 10-day exploration programme you will travel to many of the most beautiful and iconic sites in the South Island. You will explore remote wilderness areas, access beaches and walks off the normal tourist trail, encounter wildlife, immerse yourself in a Māori cultural experience and truly discover New Zealand.

You will leave the programme with a greater understanding of life in New Zealand, of Te Ao Māori (the Māori World) and of the Kiwi people. The Discover NZ programme starts and finishes in Nelson.

You will leave this course with a bunch of new friends and on an adventure buzz! Check out our latest adventures on Facebook and Instagram.

Get in touch with our team to find out more: [email protected]

Safety First

Safety is paramount at Whenua Iti Outdoors, we are an accredited provider of Adventure Activities with Worksafe NZ. WIO is an educational, not for profit charitable trust, we have been operating for over 30 years and we love working with young people!   Learn more about our safety systems.  

Related Holiday Programmes

Adventure Skills Development | Open to internationals |16-18 Year old’s

I am always searching for organisations that provide authentic, rewarding and meaningful experiences for our student groups.  The ExpedNZ team has consistently offered engaging programs that encompass a variety of adventure based activities, environmental education and leadership development…. Highly recommended! – James Simmons, Executive Director of Programs – Carpe Diem Education

Further resources

| International Programmes | Download our brochure

| Safety First | Find out more about our safety policies

| FAQs | Find answers to most commonly asked questions

| Gear Lists | Go to our Downloads page to find a generic gear list

| Experiential Learning | Find out more about the philosophy that underpins our programmes

Key Components:

  • Cultural
  • Adventure
  • Tourism
  • Environment

Open to:

International Students | 16 - 18 year old's


10 days


Multi-day programme including overnights


Te Waipounamu - the South Island of NZ


$2000 pp


2022 Dates to be advised

To hear of upcoming dates, please register your interest.

Tailored programmes available for groups of 12+ | Please enquire [email protected]


Airport pick-up / drop-off can be coordinated for those from out of region.
Cost includes: Food, equipment, tuition, adventures and fun!
Payment plans are available, please ask.


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.

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