At Hillary Outdoors people are empowered to do extraordinary things by growing through adventure and connecting through participation.

“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”

– Sir Edmund Hillary-

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Our Story

Hillary Outdoors is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a charitable trust. Founded in 1972 by Sir Graeme Dingle with Sir Edmund Hillary as patron our goal remains the same - to not only introduce young people to the outdoors, but to sow the seed for change and growth through that introduction. We want people to explore their values and consider what values and behaviours are important for a healthy society; values such as perseverance, integrity and compassion.

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Applications for Tertiary 2022 now open!

Applications for Tertiary 2022 now open!

Do you love the outdoors? Want to make the outdoors your 'office'? We are now taking applications for our Diploma and Certificate courses in Outdoor and Adventure Education for next year. Choose a career that counts and come and train with the best at Hillary Outdoors.

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