Senior Journey

Let your tamariki go on a journey of discovery with our Senior Jouney holiday programme, to explore the outdoors and discover their potential.

The Senior Journey adventure holiday programme allows tamariki to step up into an expedition format and build their resilience and teamwork skills while exploring spectacular local environments.

The outcome of completing a Journey is a great sense of achievement, increased confidence and a memorable experience that will be shared with new friends made along the way. Tamariki will not only discover the more remote places in Te Tau Ihu (the top of the South Island) but also their inner adventurer.

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

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

With each Journey I have watched my son becoming a competent, confident young man. His self esteem has grown. This has had a “knock on” affect at school.

Journey Parent

Duke of Edinburgh

You might like to consider counting a your Senior Journey towards the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award! This international award is considered the leading youth achievement award – we can help you plan your award training & assessment. Find out more….

You must be enrolled in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award before you go on a programme – we can help get you started with this, please contact us.

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:

14 - 16 yrs


5 days / 4 nights


Expedition Format


Local National Parks


$350 per person – Subsidised cost*

$700 per person – Full cost

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


2020 Holiday Dates:
Monday 14 – Friday 18 December

2021 Holiday Dates:
Monday 11 – Friday 15 January
Monday 18 – Friday 22 January

APPLY NOW (or register your interest in future dates)


*Cost includes: Transport within programme, food, equipment, tuition, adventures and fun!
Payment plans are available, please ask.

Journey Max programme
This programme is offered once every two years.
Entry criteria: Students must have completed a Senior Journey or alternative WIO programme, have a very high standard of fitness and must be highly motivated.


  • Duke of Edinburgh


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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