About us

Hillary Outdoors has been delivering outstanding outdoor education and training in Aotearoa New Zealand since 1972. 

Our schools programme has a place in the hearts of generations of New Zealanders. Our tertiary programme provides the outdoor learning and adventure tourism sector with exceptional instructors and guides. Our corporate training and development courses deliver inspirational leadership training to some of the country’s most successful businesses and organisations.

Our goal is to sow the seeds of change and growth in everyone we work with, through outdoor adventures. We want to be part of a vibrant and sustainable future for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our Purpose

We empower people 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

Whanaungatanga, Connections 

Establishing relationships and relating to others. 

Whakatipu, Growth 

Growth in a values-based learning environment.

Kaitiakitanga, Guardianship and protection of our environment

Guardianship, stewardship and protection of the environments we operate in.

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