Adventure Tourism Leadership
Some of the very best learning in life comes through challenging your personal boundaries and training to work well in difficult situations.
Get outdoors, get active and have fun while you learn a wide range of outdoor skills. At the same time the Adventure Tourism Leadership programme allows you to develop your personal leadership style; enhance your communication skills; and determine your contribution to creating a high functioning team. These personal and social skills are not only critical in today’s world of work they are transferable to any career path you choose to take.
During the Level 2 course you will experience mountain biking, caving, sea kayaking, rock climbing and camping, and in so doing, gain valuable credits at NCEA Level 2.
The Level 3 course builds on existing outdoor skills with a focus on leading groups in the outdoors.
Time: 4 x 1 week Block Courses
Location: Whenua Iti Outdoors
Pathways + Opportunities
- Diploma in Adventure Tourism*
- Health Science (Paramedicine)
- Royal New Zealand Police College
- Diploma in Applied Fitness
- Bachelor in Sport and Recreation*
- New Zealand Armed Forces Training
* Available locally through NMIT
New Zealand Army, Navy or Air Force
Outdoor Physical Education Teacher
Paramedic, Search and Rescue Emergency Management
New Zealand Police Force
Adventure Tourism Guide
Rata enrolled in the Adventure programme at Whenua Iti because she loves Outdoor Ed, but wasn’t able to do this at her school. She really enjoys the fact that the course is so practical and that she gets to meet other students from different schools. Her highlights so far have been the caving and rock climbing weeks and the fact that all the students have to leave their phones behind! She would recommend the course to any students who enjoy the outdoors and want to challenge themselves in this area.
“Next year I’d like to do the Level 3 Adventure programme to gain even more experience. I’m definitely considering the adventure tourism industry as a career choice.”
When Sarai’a was asked what the highlight was for her on the Adventure Tourism block course with Whenua Iti Outdoors, she was quick to say it was caving. “It was really fun”. Sarai’a also enjoyed meeting new people from other schools and the sea kayaking.
Being outdoors in the beautiful Golden Bay as her classroom has been fantastic. Sarai’a has really enjoyed the friendly tutors who she says “you can talk to about anything at any time”.
Taking part in the programme has also helped Sarai’a make decisions about her future. “The course has been a great experience and helped me make up my mind about studying adventure tourism next year in either Nelson or Queenstown.”