Māwhera Adventurers

The Māwhera Adventurers programme is designed for young adventurers and involves 5 days of action, nature immersion and outdoor exploration.

Please refer to our Covid-19 Response page for information on guidelines that apply to this programme.

Whilst exploring, Māwhera adventurers will go on a nature connection journey that will not only build their confidence it will nurture a passion for environmental protection. The programme includes active, playful and wild adventures that establish a connection to nature that tamariki can keep building on for a lifetime. 

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

The Māwhera Adventurers holiday programme will include a variety of mini outdoor adventures depending on the time of year. These may include:

  • An introduction to bush skills
  • Navigation skills
  • Cooking in the outdoors
  • A range of adventurous outdoor activities
  • Fun Whenua Iti Outdoor (WIO) challenges & games

The 5 day programme of adventure focuses on different nature elements including; ngahere (forest), takutai (coast), whenua (land), and awa (river), along the way tamariki will explore how as individuals we can best look after these taonga (treasures). The Māwhera Adventurers programme activities vary depending on the time of year.

Each Māwhera adventurer 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 instilled 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 of Kawatiri Adventurers participant

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

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

Key Components:

  • Adventure
  • Environment
  • Nature Connection

Open to:

Two groups: 7 - 10 yrs & 10 - 12 yrs

Duration:

5 days (9am - 3pm)

Delivery:

A week of day-programmes

Location:

Based out of Greymouth

Cost:

$225 pp* 
*this is subsidised thanks to funding from our supporters – full price $300 pp

Dates:

2023
23 – 27 January

Notes:

Participants need to attend the full week, single day bookings are not available.
Payment plans are available.

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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.

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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.

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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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