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Hillary Outdoors Education Centres


Hillary Outdoors is a charitable trust that provides outdoor education primarily to young people. Hillary Outdoors opened its first centre in 1972 beside the Tongariro National Park. In 2006 a second centre opened on Great Barrier Island with a marine focus. The organisation also runs a very successful series of nationwide adventure-based events throughout the year.

Hillary Outdoors is a not-for-profit organisation run by a charitable trust. Our programmes are often described by a wide variety of participants as a life-changing experience.


Adventurous Journey and Residential Project Provider

Hillary Outdoors is an accredited outdoor provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. They run specific courses to meet the requirements of the following sections of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award at their centres in Tongariro and Great Barrier Island including:

• Bronze Adventurous Journey
• Silver Adventurous Journey
• Gold Adventurous Journey
• Gold Residential Project

Hillary Outdoors has a list of their upcoming Award programmes advertised on their website. It’s as simple as finding the right programme for you and signing up.




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