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 to be fun while exploring our environment and learning outdoor skills. Tamariki will come away from the programme being more confident, more aware of their true strengths & potential and with a new whānau of friends!

The activities and location vary and we try to make each Junior Journey of the year unique and distinct from the others. Each journey takes into consideration the weather and local national park conditions closer to the time, but will be sure to include a range of fun & challenging activities!

Learning Objectives

  • Increasing willingness to learn
  • Understanding and assuming personal responsibility
  • Developing belief in self and increasing confidence
  • Developing a positive attitude
  • Recognising and developing potential
  • Developing resilience skills (coping with challenge and change)
  • Developing positive communication skills

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

Journeys have so many highlights: overcoming my fears, meeting new friends, going out of my comfort zone and doing things I thought I couldn’t. Journeys give you memories for the rest of your life.
Journey Participant

Related Holiday Programmes

View all course options at Whenua Iti Outdoors – Programmes Overview

Further resources

| Holiday & Award 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:

  • Adventure
  • Environment

Open to:

11 - 13 yr olds


4 days / 3 nights


Multi-day adventure


Whenua Iti Outdoors & local national parks


$300 per person – Subsidised*

$600 per person – Full cost

*Subsidies are available to those within the Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough and West Coast regions


2021 Holiday Dates:
Monday 11 – Thursday 14 January
Monday 18 – Thursday 21 January
Monday 25 – Thursday 28 January

APPLY NOW (or register your interest in future dates)
note: Junior Journeys are typically only offered in January due to funding availability.


*Cost includes: Transport within programme, food, equipment, tuition, adventures and fun!


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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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