Bigfoot Adventure Limited
Winner of New Zealand's 2012 "Outdoor Excellence Award Organisation"
Welcome to the time of your life!
Bigfoot Adventures Ltd has been running successful adventure activities for over ten years. We specialise in 'Education Outside the Classroom' for years 5 to 13 with in-school programmes & camps. We aim to provide safe, fun outdoor experiences for schools, businesses and the general public.
Our activities and events range from adventurous to social and include:
• School Camps
• Holiday Programmes
• Cycle Safety Programmes for schools
• Half day, full day or weekend adventures for individuals or groups
Specific instruction in outdoor pursuits including:
• Sea & White-water Kayaking
• Mountain Biking
• Rock-climbing & Abseiling
• Tramping & Bush-craft
Duke of Edinburgh Award - we offer a positively fun and engaging pathway towards achieving the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Bigfoot Adventures instructors are experienced, qualified and endeavour to create a rewarding experience for you in the great outdoors.
Whether you are looking for a school programme, social club event, corporate team bonding trips, or just a fun day out, we can offer you affordable, reliable fun. We look forward to spending time with you in the outdoors.
Phone: 09 444 1446 or 0800 bigfoot
Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch
Teachers, tots and students of all ages will be enthralled when they explore our inspired interactive learning environment in the heart of the city's Cultural Precinct. There's always something new to discover among the museum's impressive two million collections and special exhibitions. We make curriculum-based learning fun and offer pre and post-lesson support. The museum, first opened in 1870, is world-renowned for its natural and human history collections. Also, check out our cool school holiday programmes and events just for kids.
Phone: 03 366 5000 or Education 03 366 9429
Igniting the creative spark in children & young people
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Capital E ignites the creative spark in young people, through digital workshops, live performance and events. We are a not-for-profit organisation based in Te Whanganui a Tara, Wellington providing quality experiences to schools and public. In addition to our Wellington experiences, Capital E National Theatre for Children tours shows all around Aotearoa for schools every year. Our staff focus is to inspire, exemplify, unlock doors and open grand vistas of opportunity for young people. Capital E programmes explore and enhance creative thinking and action, providing both the awareness of possibilities, and the means to make them reality for children taking part. Let's get inspired together.
Ph: +64 4 913 3742
Fax: +64 4 913 3735
Combining outdoor education with adventure activities
Set amongst the stunning rock formations south east of Te Awamutu, CastleRock Adventure is the perfect venue for your school camp.
CastleRock Adventure has multiple accommodation options including a fully equipped self contained Lodge, a fully equipped Woolshed and Camping as overflow from the Woolshed or as part of a programme.
All outdoor education programmes are designed in partnership with you and your school to ensure all desired outcomes and NZ curricula links are achieved.
Contact us today for more information.
P: 0800 225 462
F: 07 8722 509
Earth and Sky Mt John Observatory
Heart of Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
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Day or evening Educational Tours provide hands-on learning including telescope observations, while knowledgeable Astronomy Guides promote reciprocal question-asking, unleashing your student's curiosity.
Marvel at amazing Astronomy facts and current research projects. Teachers are able to personalise their experience, choosing their preferred Astronomy Programme.
This is the home of New Zealand's darkest skies and largest telescopes.
Our Office is situated in the Godley Hotel Complex:
Main St, Lake Tekapo
P: 03 680 6960
F: 03 680 6950
Glentui Meadows Group Accommodation
Glentui Meadows, nestled in a native beech forest 50 minutes from Christchurch airport, is the perfect setting for school, sport, conference, wedding and special-interest groups. We can accommodate up to 165 people – from self-contained apartments to bunk rooms. Your stay can be fully catered or self-catered in our commercial kitchen. Activities for you and/or your group include: canyoning, abseiling, zipline, orienteering, archery, team building and bush walks. Our complex also boasts two large conference rooms and a large dining hall.
Phone: 03 312 1165
Hands On History
Lakes District Museum and Gallery
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Lakes District Museum and Gallery Arrowtown
Our interactive Hand-On History education programme, featuring the historically preserved goldmining town of Arrowtown, is designed to enrich and enhance the New Zealand curriculum. Students will experience first-hand and interactive learning in an authentic environment. All programme options are activity based, designed to suit all stages and styles of learning and all link clearly to the Social Studies Curriculum strands.
Tel: 03 442 0317
Fax: 03 442 0835
Howick Historical Village
We have programmes for both High School and Primary Students
We offer customised programmes for Years 9 - 13, as well as tertiary programmes. These include Geography, Drama, English, Tourism, Photography, Food and Fabric Technology and of course, History - a fabulous insight into New Zealand's past especially the establishment of Auckland as our early capital and the settlement of the whole area.
Primary students love delving into early colonial life in New Zealand through hands-on and interactive role-play experiences. We offer a unique EOTC programme involving the technological advancements and inventions made by the early settlers which include construction and engineering, agriculture, food tech, natural medicines, textiles and fabrics. We show how archaeological discoveries of the Fencible Period have helped us understand the lives that early settlers led.
Parents and teachers should also check out our popular holiday programmes and Howick Historical Village is a unique special events venue suitable for children's birthday parties to weddings and corporate events.
Onsite 1850s church, beautiful lawns and gardens with water features plus cafe & a choice of meeting halls for your special event.
Phone: 09 576 9506
Fax: 09 576 9708
Huka Prawn Park
Huka Falls Road - Taupo
Only $8 per child, Book today!
New Zealand's only prawn farm and the only geothermally heated prawn farm in the world!
The perfect mix of education and fun.
Take a guided tour where you'll learn about the science behind farming a tropical prawn in a sub-tropical environment. You'll also get to hand-feed baby prawns and we'll show you how to catch them.
Then enjoy our park full of fun, interactive features. This includes pedal boats, water bikes, water weights, trout feeding, geothermal footbaths and much more.
And of course, fish for your own prawns! Anything you catch you keep, you can even cook them and eat them on site!
Phone: 07 374 8474
Larnach Castle on the spectacular Otago Peninsula is one of NZ's premier visitor attractions and a heritage treasure trove for school groups. Lovingly restored, the castle and internationally-acclaimed gardens are at the heart of the Dunedin visitor experience. We cater for Years 0 - 13. To assist with your planning we can send you brochures and a set of teachers' notes and teachers' self-guided handbook that has been developed for the NZ school curriculum.
Phone: 03 476 1616
Fax: 03 476 1574
Mega Air Trampoline Arena Christchurch
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Mega Air indoor trampoline park brings you wall-to-wall fun - for all ages, including toddlers, for all fitness levels and all skills. MegaAir has developed a unique school program aimed at teaching
students basic trampoline skills with a strong emphasis on safety
and technique. Our Christchurch complex situated in Carmen Road, Hornby has all of the following:
• Air Bag (NZ’s Largest)
• Toddler-Only Foam Pit
• Dodgeball Courts
• Basketball Hoops
• Tumbling Lanes
• A Trampoline Halfpipe
• Wall Tramps
• Is wheelchair friendly.
• Private rooms for groups to eat lunch or for birthday parties/fundraising groups.
• Mega Shop serving barista coffee, teas, cold drinks and snacks
MegaAir’s number 1 priority is safety!
Our expert staff are always on hand to make sure everybody has the best experience. Our senior staff are fully accredited NZQA first aiders and we maintain a high jump guard to jumper ratio.
MegaAir will work with you and your school to create a tailored package to suit any group for as little as $9 per student per hour in the arena. We will happily organise everything for you, from the transport to
invoicing and accounts. We can handle the RAMs forms and provide complimentary coffees for all you hard working teachers so contact us now for the best indoor, healthy, activity experience for your students ever!
Phone: 03 344 2628 (Hotline for Schools)
Mountain Safety Council
The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) is a national organisation with a
mandate to encourage safe participation in land-based outdoor activities.
Through the development of insights and working with partners; we provide
videos, resources and tools for people heading into the outdoors to have a great time and make it home safe.
Explore, use or share our resources and
Historic and Ghost Tours in NZ's Oldest Prison
We can provide 1 hour guided group tours of the prison to suit your age group. Alternatively, we run a 2-hour Junior Programme featuring an historical tour, scavenger hunt, fingerprinting and games. Children can enter the cells, visit the hanging yard and hear about the secret tunnel, ghosts and lighthouse. Seated areas are provided for morning tea or lunch. Excellent for exchange students or students studying other languages are our audio tours in 15 different languages.
Napier Prison is just a few minutes walk to the town centre and Marine Parade.
Self-guided audio tours are available every day.
To book your school group tour
P: 06 835 9933
New Zealand Walking Access Commission
The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is the Crown entity that works to enhance free, certain, practical and enduring access to the great outdoors. The Commission has created the Both Sides of the Fence education website to assist teachers and students to explore the theme of responsible use of the outdoors. The site features engaging animated scenarios, a student image gallery and a teachers' space with resources supporting the English and Social Sciences learning areas, and EOTC activities. Both Sides of the Fence is designed for years 4-8, but is also appropriate for younger or older students.
Phone: 04 815 8502
O'Neill Surf Academy New Zealand
Surf Coaching & Camps for Term-time & Holidays
Locations: Auckland (Tawharanui/Orewa) Northland-wide & Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty.
O'Neill Surf Academy objective is to teach and develop surfing skills for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary & International Schools. We will educate students on both beach safety & environmental awareness. Our lessons and activities encourage good teamwork and group cohesion to provide a positive, supportive and fun learning environment.
• Increase 'beach safety' awareness through experiencing the enjoyment of learning to surf.
• To give children and young adults the confidence to be active and have fun in the ocean.
• To educate & encourage students that surfing is for everyone regardless of size, skill and ability.
Why O'Neill Surf Academy
We are an accredited Surfing NZ surf school holding all the necessary qualifications for EOTC including ISA Surf Coaching, Lifesaving, Sports First Aid and Public Liability Insurance
Packages: O'Neill Surf Academy 'Beach Days', Day Trips, Surf Tours, School Camps, Electives, NCEA Surfing Credits, Holiday Programmes
P: 09 434 3843
M: 027 734 4877
Orana Wildlife Park
Orana Wildlife Park provides students the opportunity to get up close and personal with amazing animals. Hand feed a majestic giraffe; eye-ball the magnificent white rhino; meet New Zealand's national icon, the kiwi. Zoo School's qualified teachers provide custom written, interactive learning experiences for students ranging from Year 1 to Year 13. Our teachers work with your students out in the Park, facilitating their learning as they observe and interact with the animals.
Phone: 03 359 7109 ext 828
Perfect Day offers snorkelling and kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and an educational marine reserve commentary within a nature reserve at the Poor Knights Islands. Geological formations, the World's Largest Seacave, and an incredible Maori history. Bring it all alive, at the Poor Knights with Perfect Day - (run by award winning Dive! Tutukaka).
The Dive! Tutukaka & Perfect Day Team are all certified professionals & we are fully audited & approved by Qualmark NZ.
Contact Kate at email@example.com for more information as to how we can tailor the day to suit your class.
Phone: 0800 288 882
Puzzling World, Wanaka.
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Puzzling World is a world-unique attraction with the theme of anything puzzling! Crazy buildings, Illusion Rooms & Roman Toilets must be seen to be believed and the Great Maze, the world's first 'modern-styled' maze is a fun challenge for all ages.
Onsite Cafe and large Puzzle Shop (with web-shop orders possible too).
Enquire about our school group rates, plus we have many more activity sheet options and we supply Risk Assessment sheets.
Tel: 03 443 7489