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Adventure Holiday Programmes

ExpedNZ and Outdoor Education New Zealand (ODENZ) offer international students the opportunity to discover inspiring New Zealand landscapes, learn from a rich local culture and take their learning beyond the classroom walls. Students from ODENZ schools will have access to multi-day, outdoor experiential education programmes specifically designed for international students to enhance their learning opportunities while in New Zealand.


Nau mai haere mai | Welcome

Welcome to Aotearoa - New Zealand, a land of inspiration.

Programme options

International students who enrol with an ODENZ school also have the opportunity to book any or all of the three programmes run by ExpedNZ during school breaks. You will be introduced to the New Zealand environment and culture on the 10-day Aotearoa Orientation programme, journey into the wilderness on the 10-day Adventurous Journey and see the highlights of nature on the 10-day Explore Aotearoa programme.


The ExpedNZ programmes will make the most of holiday break times in New Zealand.

How to apply:

Applications are made by completing the online application form or you can enquire through your ODENZ school. You will be notified when your application has been approved.

Aotearoa Orientation

Cultural Programme | 10 Days


Experience and learn about Aotearoa through this unique, immersive cultural orientation programme.

Students will learn about Te Ao Māori (the Māori world), take part in exciting adventures along the way, meet our wild life locals all whilst getting to know and experience New Zealand's stunning wilderness areas

Adventurous Journey

Adventure Programme | 10 Days


Across this 10-day programme students will experience the three National Parks of Te Tau Ihu (the top of the South Island). They will explore remote wilderness areas, both hiking & kayaking sections of the National Parks, head underground to explore cave systems and camp out in the wilderness for a truly adventure focused experience.

Explore Aotearoa

Discovery Programme | 10 Days


This discovery programme allows students to make the most of their time in New Zealand.  Across this 10-day adventure students will travel to many of the most iconic and beautiful sites across the Top of the South Island, explore national parks, take part in adventurous activities, access remote beaches, discover wilderness areas off the beaten track and encounter local wildlife.

ODENZ & EXPEDNZ in Partnership

ExpedNZ programmes offer world-class outdoor experiential educational experiences.


Access to specifically designed programmes

International students from ODENZ schools have privileged access to three different, 10-day ExpedNZ programmes during their stay in New Zealand.  ExpedNZ offers an immersive orientation programme on students' arrival to New Zealand, and further exploration and adventure focused options during school breaks.


Empowering Personal Growth

The programmes are empowering for young people. Students will be provided with an opportunity to improve their physical and mental wellbeing within an adventure-based setting. Programmes are designed to promote personal growth through challenge and to inspire students confidence to take on the challenges of tomorrow.


Discover new ways of thinking

ExpedNZ  firmly believe in nurturing our natural environments and celebrating our cultural diversity. In all 3 of the 10-day programmes students are connected with New Zealand's diverse wilderness areas and look to the past, to the knowledge of tangata whenua (NZ indigenous culture) to help guide and inform future decisions.  Students will discover new ways of thinking, be challenged physically and be inspired to strive for a better, more connected and healthier future.


Find out more about our partner, ExpedNZ

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