West Coast Journey

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

The West Coast Journey adventure holiday programme allows tamariki to step up into an expedition format and build their resilience and teamwork skills while exploring spectacular natural 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 more remote places of wilderness 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

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 yrs & 14 - 16 yrs


4 days / 3 nights


Expedition Format


Local National Parks & surrounding wilderness location


$250* pp – open to participants from Fox River, Grey District & Westland region

*Thanks to funding from Sport Canterbury / Tū Manawa & the Department of Internal Affairs through the Lotteries Grants Board.


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Cost includes: Food, equipment, tuition, adventures and fun!
Payment plans are available, please ask.


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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