expedition - venture

All expeditions

A Walk in the Park

Tramping

Short expedition

Energy Level

   Medium

Rock on in on New Years Day and enjoy a two day tramp with a bunch of new friends, before heading onto Phase 2 and all that's Venture!

Expedition Fee

NZD $300

Land

All Woks of Life

Cooking


Energy Level

   Low

Wanting to widen your palette? Every day on this expedition is like a trip to a different part of the world. You'll be learning various cooking techniques and tasting some pretty amazing food that you'll have prepared yourself! This is aimed for anyone who wants to improve their cooking. At the end of the expedition you'll be able to put all that you have learned together as part of a mystery challenge.

Expedition Fee

NZD $750

Skill

Amazing Race

Multi activity


Energy Level

   Medium/Low

As seen on TV, the Amazing Race is a team adventure mixing energy and brain power.
Your Unit will complete Clues, Road Blocks, Detours and more as you race around the top of the South Island. Kayaking, running or abseiling today, tomorrow hill climbing or swimming - the list goes on!
Race and meet new friends
Race to win a day or the expedition
Race and complete interesting and challenging tasks
Race for FUN
See you at Amazing Race - Ignite'23

Expedition Fee

NZD $700

Multi

Animal Antics

Animal focus


Energy Level

   Medium/Low

A chance to visit some special places in and around Christchurch and interact with some unique animal and bird life. To see behind the scenes, conservation work being undertaken and wildlife in its natural habitat. This expedition will be accessible for those who may require extra assistance in mobility and other forms..

Expedition Fee

NZD $750

Skill

Behind the Scenes

Sound & Event Production


Energy Level

   Medium/Low

See what happens behind the scenes for shows and productions. This expedition is aimed at anyone who is looking for an introduction to Production; however anyone looking to learn more is welcome. Get your ears tuned into live sound and hopefully we'll be able to squeeze in some Lighting and Video too!

Expedition Fee

NZD $800

Skill

Christchurch Vibes

Multi activity


Energy Level

   Medium/Low

Your campsite will be located on the outskirts of Christchurch under canvas.
What you do is up to you! Options may include :
Driftkarts, BloKarts, Human foosball, Adrenaline forest, ChCh zipline, Round town scavenger Hunt, Urban explorer tour, Paintball, Hiking, geocaching, Bum out at the beach, Cycle tour, Tourist options like Gondola, Tram Ride, tour thru CBD, waka down the Avon, Inflatable World, Antarctic Centre, rafting, art classes. Options are on a user pays basis though there will be plenty of free options to fill your days too.

Expedition Fee

NZD $650

Multi

Coast to Coast

Multisport


Energy Level

    Very High

Have you ever found your limit? Have you ever wondered how far you can go under your own effort? This could be the opportunity for you to find out.
This expedition will have you start Venture over 200km away from main base, and you will have 4 days to get there before Venture starts. Using a combination of cycling, tramping, and rafting, you and your unit will follow the Coast-to-Coast route from the West Coast. This route will see you travel over 200km, gain over 1000m in elevation, and find yourself in remote locations with only your units determination to get you through.

Expedition Fee

NZD $950

Multi

Dark Skies

Science/Astronomy

Short expedition

Energy Level

    Low

A shorter expedition starting on the 1st of January. This will be a trip into the stars; based in Tekapo you'll be visiting the Mt John Observatory and having the best view of the stars in NZ. Immerse yourself in the stunning surrounds, pristine night skies and sophisticated viewing technologies as our expert guides share the science and stories of our Southern Skies.

Expedition Fee

NZD $500

Skill

Full Send

Abseiling/Rock climbing


Energy Level

    High

Hike out to Woolshed Creek where you are spending 4 days of Rock Climbing in the outdoors. This is a great way to hone your Rock Climbing in a beautiful landscape away from civilisation. It's for all ranges of skill and with a perfect balance of upskilling and climbing the many natural rock faces in the area. There will be some chill time to get the blood flowing in your arms again and maybe even a trip down to the water caves.

Expedition Fee

NZD $800

Land

Gear Up

Mountain Biking


Energy Level

    High

Gear up for a trip of a lifetime on the best mountain biking tracks Canterbury has to offer! You will visit various places all over the Region including the Christchurch Adventure Park. It's not all on the trails though, there will be plenty of time to chill out and relax, maybe including a soak in the hot pools! If you want to bring your own bike, it will need to be checked over by an approved cycle shop before Venture.

Expedition Fee

NZD $950

Land

Get Ya Tan On

Chill Out


Energy Level

    Low

Feel like sitting back and enjoying the summer. This is the expedition for you. We're talking everything lake related: kayaks, day walk, paddleboards not to mention swimming and maybe even some inflatables. There may be some opportunites to venture beyond the lake but you'll have to wait and see. If you want a chill time; this is the expedition for you.

Expedition Fee

NZD $500

Water

Hike the Pass

Tramping


Energy Level

    Medium

The St James Walkway from the Lewis Pass to Boyle Village in North Canterbury is a real Kiwi gem. Enjoy a nice stroll through the Canterbury high country. This walk is a great introduction to multi-day hikes. A perfect hike for beginners through to intermediate. Stunning Alpine Scenery. This tranquil subalpine track has long been a favourite destination for Trampers. End the hike with a night to recharge and relax before heading back for phase 2.

Expedition Fee

NZD $400

Land

One with the wild

Survival/Pioneering


Energy Level

    High

This is the group to choose if you like going back to basics.
To stay under a fly for 5 nights, Learning survival skills to keep you safe in the bush.
We will enjoy New Year’s Eve on a mountain top.

Expedition Fee

NZD $550

Land

Pick n Mix Queenstown

Multi Activity


Energy Level

    Medium/Low

Do you want to travel to New Zealand's sunniest landlocked city to ring in the New Year! With escape rooms, scenic luging, combat archery, hiking, and many more things to do, Queenstown Pick 'N' Mix is the expedition to be on. Super secret bonus activities are available to add to your already crazy schedule (some are not available anywhere else in New Zealand!), or, if you just wanna soak up the sun while chilling in town then that's all good too! Added trip to visit Aoraki/ Mt Cook and gaze at the stars in the world's best dark sky reserve, take exploring our backyard to the new extreme without the boring camp food to match! What are you waiting for? Ignite your adventure in Queenstown! Activity options are on a user pays basis though there will be plenty of free options to fill your days too.

Expedition Fee

NZD $900

Multi

Pit Crew

Rally Car Building


Energy Level

    Medium

Ever thought about racing cars? Like working on them? We have the expedition for you. Take a normal road car and turn it into a race car then compete against your teammates and other teams to get to the checkered flag first. No experience necessary just a desire to see what you are capable of in a race car. Finish the expedition with a flat out experience in one of the most exciting forms of motorsport in New Zealand.

Expedition Fee

NZD $950

Land

Short n Sharp

Multi Activity

Short expedition

Energy Level

    Medium / Low

A shorter expedition starting on the 1st of January. There will be a range of activities for you to select to fill in your days. Maybe you will spend your day at the hot pools enjoying the natural waters or maybe you are more a jetboating and 4x4 biking person? This expedition will have some activities included in the cost but opporutnity to add extras at an additional cost.

Expedition Fee

NZD $450

Multi

Shutter Up

Photography


Energy Level

    Low

Explore the beautiful city of Dunedin through the lens of your camera. Join us for a five day exploration of this magical city, expand your creativity and make memories that will last a lifetime. A photography exploration for those who have a basic knowledge of how their camera works and the fundamentals of the photographic arts. Dunedin is a vibrant city full of beautiful architecture, surrounded by the beautiful landscapes that the South Island is known for. Come and build a portfolio, get that shot for above the mantlepiece or even a print for the pool room.

Expedition Fee

NZD $700

Skill

Take Aim

Targeting


Energy Level

    Medium/High

You think you can hit a target? Got a bullseye on a dartboard once upon a time and want to try something a little harder. This expedition is all about targetting. There'll be claybird and skeet shooting, smallbore, .22s, a small dabble in black powder. It's not just explosives, there'll be some archery and some quiddich too! Join us and Take Aim. Places are limited; first in-first served!

Expedition Fee

NZD $700

Land

Take the Plunge

Diving (Beginners)


Energy Level

    High

If you've always wanted to explore the underwater world for longer than you can hold your breath, then learning to dive is for you! 
Take the opportunity to learn to dive whilst gaining the Internationally Recognised PADI Open Water Dive Certificate. 
To make the most of the experience you will do the theory work online so when you turn up to Venture you can focus on getting wet. 
When you are not doing one of your four dives (including 2 pool based training dive sessions and 2 open water dives), you will have plenty of time to explore all that Canterbury offers.

Expedition Fee

NZD $1050

Water

Take the Stage

Performing Arts


Energy Level

    Medium/Low

Get out of your comfort zone and into a whole other reality. Explore different characters, people and perspectives. Create your own performing arts piece that showcases all that our location has to offer, and perform it for your peers. If you want to share your love of Dance, Drama, Poetry and more, then join us to "Take the Stage!"

Expedition Fee

NZD $650

Skill

To the Max

Canyoning


Energy Level

    High

Excitement extreme!. You swim through the pools in anticipation of what the next horizon line has installed. Could it be a jump off a waterfall? Maybe there’s an abseil next to the waterfall or canyon sidewall…or in the waterfalls flow itself! We slide down smooth water-worn rock faces or zipline through the air then free fall into the deep green pools below. Drag yourself out of the water then scramble over and among the rocks and boulders to the next waterfall announced by the trickling running stream just before it cascades into the spray and mist below. Come and experience nature’s water park! If you love water sports and you are comfortable with heights, this will likely be one of the best things you will ever do!

Expedition Fee

NZD $1350

 Water

Tow Me Out

4X4


Energy Level

    Medium

Mud! Ditches! Reving! Smoke! Are you someone who loves the mud? This expedition is for you! Spend 4 days exploring the range of 4WD tracks in the Canterbury Area. Hope you dont get stuck... but if you do, you will learn and be apart of the rescue and are guaranteed to get muddy!

Expedition Fee

NZD $700

Land

Under the Sea

Diving (Experienced)


Energy Level

    High

For those of you who can't get enough of the ocean, come join us under the sea. 
This expedition is for people who have their Open Water Diving Certificate already, you'll be doing 4 dives around the beautiful Kaikoura region. 
The Kaikoura Peninsula has so many amazing diving locations. Join the marine life and get that weightless feeling again. 
If you are super lucky you might even see a dolphin.

Expedition Fee

NZD $900

Water

West Coast Explorers

Multi activity


Energy Level

    High

Wondering what the Wonderful West Coast can offer? This expedition is for those of you who are wanting a range of adventures, from day tramps, to kayaking, to tree top walking. This expedition may push you out of your comfort zone with a new adventure but pack your rain coat, the west coast is known for the rain and it will make for some stunning views! There will be a range of activities included in the Expedition Fee but also the opportunity to add more excting adventures at an additional cost. Pack your rain coat, the west coast is known for the rain, but it will make for some stunning views!

Expedition Fee

NZD $1150

Multi

West Coast Wonders

Multi activity


Energy Level

    Medium

From rainforest mountain sides, to clear blue lakes onto rugged coastlines. The West Coast has the lot. This expedition tries to show you the very best of what the Coast has to offer. From glaciers to hot pools, lake days to paintball, mountain day tramps and cruisy kayaks there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Expedition Fee

NZD $700

Multi

West Ghost Tramping

Tramping


Energy Level

    Medium/High

Follow in the footsteps of the long forgotten Gold Miners, explore ghost towns. Find the Powelliphanta (endangered land snail) and experience bird life. Experience hidden Valley’s and native bush. Join the Ghostly Team.

Expedition Fee

NZD $450

Land

Whitewater Washover

Kayaking


Energy Level

    High

Feel the adrenaline rush of squeezing through slippery chutes, paddling unknown waters and conquering rapids in this incredible white water kayaking expedition. This four day course starts right at the beginning so no prior experience is required. You will learn about safe technique and fundamental skills before embarking on an epic multi day white water adventure.

Expedition Fee

NZD $1600

Water

Are you up for the challenge?

Register for NZ Venture 2023.