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.

Programme Overview

Make the outdoors your classroom for the day! Tamariki will take part in a range of fun activities that utilise the key elements of experiential learning to get the most out of every individual. The programme begins with some fun Adventure Based Learning (ABL) games to encourage a positive team culture. Through another set of games students will be introduced to basic navigation elements, ways to develop their resilience, confidence and problem-solving skills. Depending on student age the day will finish with a reflection exercise or story and time tea-time in the forest.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Develop resilience skills (coping with challenge and change)
  • Develop belief in self and increasing confidence
  • Demonstrate willingness to learn new skills while taking part in a variety of outdoor activities
  • Show whanaungatanga through participating and contributing in a team and identifying the characteristics of a good team member

Please note:  The order and type of activities may change due to weather or other safety reasons.  Our educator team will communicate any changes with the teacher in charge.

“My 6 yr old came back from his day at Whenua Iti full of excitement. Normally it’s hard to get out of him what happened in class for the day, but not in this case! He could tell me about all the different activities they did and what they had to do. He loved it.” – Parent

Further resources

| Primary School Programmes | Download our brochure for all available programmes

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

| Safety First | Find out more about our safety policies

| Holiday Programmes | Explore holiday programme options (Options for 7 – 18 year old’s)

Key Components:

  • Adventure

Open to:

Years 1-4


9.30am - 2pm


Day Programme


Whenua Iti Outdoors


$10pp (or $15pp when combined with MOA programme)
Additional subsidies may be available. Please enquire.


Term 3 (Mon – Thurs)
20th July – 17th September


This course is one of the many LEOTC courses we offer. Go to our LEOTC programme page for all options.

With thanks to Pic’s Peanut Butter for supporting our mini adventurers programmes!


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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