Holiday Programmes

Get away, keep busy during school holidays

Looking for a fun, action-packed challenge in the great outdoors during the holidays for 14 -18 year olds? Hillary Outdoors runs two different holiday programmes with a different focus depending on age and level of challenge required.

The 5 day Holiday Action Challenge is a programme where the emphasis is on teamwork and fun. It is ideally suited to anyone 14-18 years old that is attending a Hillary Outdoors Centre for the first time. The 7 day Summit Leadership is a more challenging programme, better suited to 16-18 year olds or those that have already participated in a Hillary Outdoors programme and want a more serious adventure that is going to focus on building leadership skills. The 7 day Summit Leadership also entails a double overnight stay.

You’ll visit some amazing places, meet new people, and have a great time doing it! With both programmes, you don’t need to be into sport or the outdoors, the main thing you need is a willingness to “have a go”. The programme does involve physical activity each day so a moderate fitness level will help you make the most of the programme.

For an overview of what each programme involves, download an information sheet (underneath the schedule at the bottom of this page).  It may also be helpful to take a look at the Activities page to get an idea of what participants may be getting involved in. For travel information and prices for Great Barrier Island, download this information sheet about GBI Travel.

Please note that courses require a minimum number to be able to run. If the scheduled dates don’t suit, get a group together and book your own tailor made course by getting in touch with us.


5 day Holiday Action Challenge

Dates Centre Cost (excl. travel)
13-18 Dec 2015 Tongariro FULL
17-22 Apr 2016 Tongariro $650 per person
10-15 Jul 2016 Tongariro $650 per person*

7-Day Summit Leadership

Dates Centre Cost (excl. travel)
13-20 Dec 2015 Tongariro $900 per person

*Plus fee for a Snowday on skis or snowboard (2016 prices to be confirmed):
– Discover (beginner) $70
– Discover+ (1-3 days experience) $70
– Explorer (can turn and stop easily) $85

Tongariro 5 Day Action Challenge Programme
Tongariro 7 Day Summit Leadership Programme


5 day Holiday Action Challenge

Dates Centre Cost (excl. travel)
13-18 Dec 2015 GBI FULL
3-7 Oct 2016 GBI $650 per person

GBI 5 day Action Challenge Programme