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”.
Pacific Park has 167 beds and is situated across the road from Papamoa Beach making it the ideal location for school groups and sports teams. Along with an abundance of activities in the surrounding area, there are plenty of on-site activities to keep students happily occupied. We strive to provide a clean, modern, safe and friendly environment at an affordable price. Everyone is welcome. 2 x 30 bed lodges, conference centre, 4 bedroom villas, 2 and 3 bedroom motels, 1 and 2 room cabins.
This is the ideal park for families, large and small groups, trampers, trout fishermen, skiers and adventurers or to just spend time relaxing in our beautiful and quiet surroundings. We are the perfect base for the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing – transport is available from our front door. Our park is an ideal school camp for any time of year with a wide choice of affordable accommodation plus we provide catering for groups of 20 or more.