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
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.
For the last 45 years we have been a leader in providing responsive and impactful Outdoor Education and Recreation programmes. From Banks Penninsula in the East and Charleston in the West we can collaborate with you to bring your programme to life. At the Boyle we can offer a variety of different style camps helping you create sequential programmes that build on the skills already gained by your ākonga. Utilise the Boyle Lodge as your base or get out there and spend it in tents around the campfire. You can even have a bit of both! All in the beautiful mountains of the Lewis Pass
Kokako Lodge is nestled in the Hunua Falls Regional Park 30 minutes from Papakura, South Auckland.
We have bunk room and marae style sleeping for 98 and partner with HFC (Hunua Falls Camp) next door (with a further 120 bunks) giving us a capacity for 200 students at any one time.
Within our camp we have quality high ropes, abseiling, archery and team building games as well as having a Music Room with piano, electric drums, bass and acoustic guitars. We have a large and new commercial kitchen for self or contract catering.
Just outside our gates (walking distance) we operate kayaking and water activities on the Hunua Falls and multiple streams and rivers in the area. We run day and overnight bush tramps and offer education (plants you can eat). There are a multitude of authentic EOTC opportunities from water quality sampling to other maths and science activities.
We operate a ‘Challenge by Choice’ model for personal development, support Spoken Word (and Reflection Journals) and our Kaupapa is, “I am Me – I am Worthwhile”.
Using the great NZ outdoors as an adventure and natural classroom we connect you and your students with nature in a more conscious and meaningful way. We offer a range of fun and safe outdoor education experiences that positively challenge and inspire youth to seek more and learn more.
Our one-day outdoor education ‘forest school’ programme is locally in Auckland, offering students an alternative education once a week. We have many other programmes land, water and snow-based.
For School Camps or School Grounds sleepovers, our unique Bell Tent Glamping options are available throughout the North Island.
Also available are School Holiday programmes, family excursions, weekend trips and much more available through New Zealand.
During outdoor education programmes, students will take part in a broad spectrum of outdoor activities. To find out more about our comprehensive range of activities please visit our schools page
In addition we cater for Clubs, Teacher Conferences, Sports, Corporate Groups, Weddings, 21st Birthdays and General Events needing marquees, accommodation and activity services or hire.
For more than fifty years, The Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Business Division of Te Pukenga, has invested in educating our people, offering over 250 programmes in a wide range of subjects and New Zealand qualifications.
We’re the HOME of the SIT Zero Fees Scheme, SIT2LRN Distance Learning, MAINZ – Music & Audio Institute of New Zealand – and the iconic Telford Campus, at the heart of NZ’s Rural Education since 1964.
With a reputation for excellence in vocational training and state-of-the-art facilities, a SIT learning experience will equip you for tomorrow’s workforce.
Main Campus: 133 Tay Street, Invercargill. Phone 0800 40 FEES (0800 40 3337) or visit https://www.sit.ac.nz