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.

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Hillary Outdoors International Weeks




5 day Holiday Action Challenge

Dates Centre Cost (excl. travel)
1-6 Oct 2017 Tongariro $400 per person
15-20 Dec 2017 Tongariro $400 per person

7-Day Summit Leadership

Dates Centre Cost (excl. travel)
10-17 Dec 2017 Tongariro $600 per person

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


Holiday Action Challenge

Dates Centre Cost (excl. travel)
1-6 Oct 2017 GBI $400 per person

GBI Holiday Action Challenge Programme