Programmes for Groups

Leading programmes for schools

Hillary Outdoors Tongariro and Great Barrier Island Centres both run a variety of programmes for youth, ranging from adventure to leadership. Students will learn plenty of outdoor skills while challenging themselves and working together in a team; exploring rivers, lakes, mountains, bush and sea (take a look at our Activities). Our core programmes are 4 or 5 days long, however we also have immersion programmes for 2 to 5 weeks. Visit our Event Series page for an overview of events we run for school age students. Options for school courses are outlined opposite, however you may also be interested in checking out this information sheet about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award and our pages about Scholarships, Fundraising and Holiday Programmes. Please also take a look at the Schools section of our FAQ page

2016 Hillary Outdoors School Fees

  • 5 day programme
    • 10 students + 1 accompanying adult $5,900
  • 4 day programme
    • 10 students + 1 accompanying adult $5,100

Receive a free place for one accompanying adult per ten students. Programme prices are GST inclusive and the cost of gear hire is included. 

Hillary Outdoors School Programmes

  • Hillary programmes (Discover, Adventure, Leadership) – our core outdoor education programmes for intermediate aged through to senior students
  • Long programmes – typically 5 weeks, but can be tailor made for stays over 2 weeks, allowing students to be immersed in outdoor education
  • Custom-made programmes – specific requirements for programme content, duration and other considerations can be accomodated with help from our Programme Manager
  • Sports Team/Code Leader programmes – customised programmes aimed at building team work. Ideal for top sports teams such as first fifteen rugby, entire sports codes such as all netball or basketball teams in your school. Also suitable for specialist PE and Outdoor Education groups
  • School Leader programmes – customised programmes for prefects to develop leadership skills for the year ahead
  • International student experience – a 5-day programme at either of the Hillary Outdoors centres, will provide international students with experiences that will stay with them much longer than their stay in New Zealand. International students from your school can come either individually though the one of our regular Holiday Action Challenge programmes, or as a school group.

For further details about these programmes, see below or download the Programme for Youth booklet.  And remember, if you have visited one Centre, why not visit the other for a totally different outdoor education experience? Contact us to discuss today

Download Programmes for Youth booklet