About us

Hillary Outdoors strives to be the most outstanding outdoor educator in New Zealand, targeting a diverse cross-section of Aotearoa’s youth to both enhance and improve their lives. We aim to increase the participation of Tangata Whenua and under-represented youth in the outdoors; all ethnicities, females, people with disabilities, and the rainbow community.

Our Purpose

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

Our Values


​A better understanding of self, others, culture, local community, partners, and the environment. 


Grow through a strengths-based quality learning environment where there is emphasis on analysing and reflecting on your experience.


Guardianship and protection of our environment. It is a way of managing the environment, based on the Māori world view. We all develop a relationship with our natural environment and become environmental stewards.