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Step out of your box


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Step out of your box


Your home away from home

The Makahika Outdoor Pursuit Centre is set among the forests and native bush in the foothills of the Tararua Ranges, 1.5 hours from central Wellington, or 45 minutes from Palmerston North.

As you venture through the gates, you get a sense of the challenge and excitement that awaits.

 

Challenge

Challenge yourself. Push your boundaries and conquer your fears within a safe outdoor environment with trained staff.

Experience

Experience new things in the outdoors. Ride our 170m flying fox, abseil, face the high ropes, and survive in the NZ bush.

Discover

Discover new personal limits, understand your team-mates, form high performing teams and be part of 'making memories'.

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Introduction


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Introduction


Schools & Students

Our programmes are written specifically for your school. Year 3 to Year 13, 1 to 14 days. Personalised programmes that accommodate the essence of your school. Activities could include Bush-craft, Tramping, Survival Training, High and Low Ropes, Orienteering & Rogaining, Climbing or Abseiling, Flying Fox, Team Building and Adventure Based Learning.

 

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Corporates

High performing teams, conflict resolution, team building or your Christmas Function. Makahika will personalise a programme to meet your organisational needs. Your programme could be a 3 day leadership assessment, a half day promotional selection, one day of adventure racing, or a problem solving and fun team building day.

 

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Weddings

Would you like a wedding with a difference? Then why not come out to Makahika.

At our gorgeous rural venue, we can assist in event management and site set up if required, we have a cottage for the bride and groom, and on-site 'rustic bunk' accommodation for your guests.

 

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What we offer


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What we offer


WE OFFER:

Fully customised
programme

Makahika will provide your school or organisation with a "boutique" programme designed to meet your organisational needs and align with your core values.

Schools - from Years 3 to Years 13, adventure based learning is provided using experiential learning. From bush-craft, adventure activities to Primary Industry, Environmental and Farming studies, we will support your delivery of the curriculum.

Highly Qualified 
Staff

Makahika personnel are highly experienced instructors, are industry qualified and extremely safety conscious. We are able to work with special needs clients, adapt our instructional styles to meet the needs of the participants and recognise learning styles and personality types.

Our instructors have obtained Diploma's in Outdoor Education and/or are experienced Mountain Safety Council MSC Bush-craft or Search and Rescue SAR specialists. We have over 200 years of bush-craft and tramping experience on the team.

We're serious about
Health & Safety

Makahika Outdoor Pursuit Centre runs a comprehensive Risk and Safety Management Programme. All adventurous activity contains an element of risk, both physical and mental.  Makahika has endeavoured to recognise and mitigate risks for each activity. You will be actively encouraged to participate in this process and will be fully briefed during the booking of your camp of your obligations.

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