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 yourself. Push your boundaries and conquer your fears within a safe outdoor environment with trained staff.
Experience new things in the outdoors. Ride our 170m flying fox, abseil, face the high ropes, and survive in the NZ bush.
Discover new personal limits, understand your team-mates, form high performing teams and be part of 'making memories'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.