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.

This programme is made possible thanks to funding from Buller District Council and the Ministry of Youth Development. The activities on Kawatiri Adventurers may include caving, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, bush survival skills & navigation. Activities are subject to change and weather conditions. This is a great opportunity for tamariki to connect to the natural world, give new activities a go and make new friends in a safe and supportive environment. 

Whilst being immersed in nature our young adventurers will explore how they can not only restore nature, but also be restored by nature.

After 2 days of exploring and adventuring tamariki will leave with their minds connected to nature, with happy hearts, new friendships and tired edgesCheck out our latest adventures on Facebook and Instagram.

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.  

It was a course I would love to see more children be a part of. It was free which was incredible. After a hard year of floods and being displaced it was such a treat. It also installed confidence in my son and challenged him out of his comfort zone. It would be great for Whenua iti to have more of a presence in Westport doing this activity to strengthen our youth using the outdoors
– Parent Feedback

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

Key Components:

  • Adventure
  • Environment
  • Nature Connection

Open to:

12-14 yr olds


2 days (9am - 3pm)


Day programmes


Based out of Westport


*If cost is a barrier, further funding may be available – please enquire.
This programme has been funded by Buller District Council & Ministry of Youth Development.
There is a small fee required to confirm your place.



Tues 16th – Weds 17th July 2024 (2 Days)

Thurs 18th – Fri 19th July 2024 (2 Days)



This programme is only available to participants in the Buller region.



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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