OENZ- Outdoor Education New Zealand

Welcome to OENZ- Outdoor Education New Zealand. The home of quality outdoor training in New Zealand. Our courses are open to the general public as well as schools and businesses.

We operate from Governors Bay, Lyttelton.  You will find that most of our scheduled courses are delivered close to Christchurch. However, We are happy to send instructors to almost any location in New Zealand.


OENZ- Outdoor Education New Zealand News and Events


Weather Course Bookings

We have moved the booking form for our weather course, and this can now be found directly on the weather page. 

This has allowed us to streamline the booking form and make joining the course much easier. We hope to see you join us for one of our upcoming weather courses for 2024.


New -Family-friendly training courses

Due to popular demand, we now offer a range of family-friendly training courses. These courses are open to everyone, even adults travelling alone.

On family-friendly courses, youths over 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Our standard training courses have an age minimum limit of 18 or 16 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Have a look at the course calendar for family-friendly course dates.


Transport to and from courses

We offer a free pick-up and drop-off service for all of our training courses. This service has become very popular for people flying into Christchurch. We’ll pick you up from any central city hotel!


Popular courses right now:



Alpine courses from complete beginner to advanced technical mountaineering courses Click here for more info.


Avalanche course
Avalanche Courses

Backcountry avalanche and avalanche awareness courses for walkers, climbers, and backcountry enthusiasts. Click here for more info.


Navigation and bush craft courses
Bushcraft and Navigation Courses

Our very popular navigation, bushcraft and river crossing courses run from September to May each year. We have a course for everyone. From complete beginner to advanced off-track navigation. For more course details, click here.


OENZ- Outdoor Education New Zealand


Phone: +64 3 329 9076                                     Email: [email protected]