New Zealand Tour

Waka tours, Kaiteriteri Beach, New Zealand
Sponsored by Our Partners

Duration: 10 Days Minimum                                             

Group Sizes : 8-24 People

The Experience: We design and deliver challenging, educational and adventure-based experiences in the diverse and spectacular environment of New Zealand. Our location in the top of the South Island provides easy access to three national parks with the most spectacular wilderness backdrops, both on land and on the coast. Our programs can be tailored to focus on a particular theme or learning objective. Our program centers on a strong focus of leadership, sustainability, culture and connection to the environment. The experience can include a wide range of cultural, adventure or environmental activities, these can include: Waka Ama (traditional Maori canoe) or sea kayaking; hiking; caving, rock climbing or mountain biking. Cultural workshops could include a powhiri (welcome ceremony at a Marae – meeting house) mau rākau (martial art with sticks), haka (traditional dance performance), rongoa (Maori medicinal and traditional use of plants) and the preparing and cooking of traditional food. Environmental workshops could be marine or land focused with the opportunities to connect to a local service project.


Perfect for: Beginners; Intermediate to Experienced Hikers

Group Size: 8 minimum 24 Maximum

10 days: $3595 per person

Additional days: $250 per person per additional day

Included: Professional Guide, ALL Meals, ALL Equipment, Snacks, & Permits.

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Sample Itinerary:


DAY 1: Fly LAX to Nelson – New Zealand.  Meet the instructor team and set up camp.

DAY 2: Introduction to the Maori (indigenous people of NZ) culture – based on a local Marae (Meeting house).

DAYS 3 to 5: Paddle waka (traditional Maori canoe) through Abel Tasman’s stunning coastal national park. Explore indigenous approaches to conservation and cultural connections to the land and sea.

DAYS 6 to 9: Wilderness journey through alpine environments. Learning outcomes focused on building resilience and self confidence.

DAYS 10-12: Explore the geological features and the ecosystems of the underground network of limestone caves.

  • Note: Longer or shorter programs are available on request.  Programs are tailored to each group and will incorporate the learning outcomes identified as part of the program development process.

Optional Trainings

Wilderness First Aid:
4 Additional Days Minimum Required
8 People Minimum, 30 Maximum

Course Fee: $235 + Trip Fee Per Person

Wilderness First Responder
7 Additional Days Minimum Required
6 People Minimum 10 Maximum

WFR Certification will require Pre-Trip Book Work
Course Fee: $795 + Trip Fee Per Person
WFR Re-certification Fee: $235 Per person

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