Bigfoot Adventures

Established in 1995, Bigfoot Adventures provides a full range of exciting and engaging outdoor activities across the North Island for young and old. They are a mobile outdoor education and recreation organisation that provides our clients with a fun & hassle-free experience. Bigfoot Adventures work closely in partnership with you to manage as much, or as little, of the planning, coordinating and delivery of your journey as desired.

Some of their most popular activities include Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Caving, Mountain Biking, Kayaking and Tramping. All their programmes are underpinned by comprehensive and externally audited Health & Safety documentation and practices. There are exciting Bike Skills with accredited instructors ready to teach you and your group all you need to know to be a confident and skilled rider on two wheels.

They are proudly Department of Conservation approved, and practice strict Leave No Trace and Sustainability principles. We regularly run trips across the Upper North Island and can take your group anywhere in Aotearoa New Zealand, at any time!​

Bigfoot Adventures is a mobile outdoor education and recreation organisation.  We have been running successful adventure activities for over thirteen years. We plan, coordinate and deliver fresh & exciting outdoor programmes in a range of locations around Aotearoa New Zealand, though predominantly across the upper North Island. Some of our most popular activity options include rock climbing, abseiling, caving, mountain biking, kayaking and tramping.

We are proudly Department of Conservation approved, and practice strict Leave No Trace and Sustainability principles. We hold long term concessions to operate across the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, and can arrange further concessions to run your trip anywhere in Aotearoa New Zealand, at any time.

Bigfoot Adventures offer a fun and interactive way of achieving the Adventurous Journey Training and Adventurous Journey components, to Aotearoa New Zealand and International award participants. With their qualified and experienced outdoor instructors, you can go straight from the couch to the bush, sea-kayaking or mountain biking. Did you know that they are also the first and only adventurous journey provider currently in Aotearoa New Zealand to offer Mountain Biking as an option at Silver and Gold levels?

Take full advantage of their unique and exhilarating experiences to not only develop yourself, but also to meet new mates and develop valuable skills to tackle whatever life has to throw at you. Bigfoot Adventures can give you the practical know-how to get out and experience the stunning backdrop Aotearoa New Zealand has to offer.

How Bigfoot Adventures can help you gain your Award
• Comprehensive training days at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels to prepare you for your Adventurous journeys.
• 2 day/1 night Bonze Practice and Qualifying journeys in local regional parks and the Kaimai Ranges.
• 3 day/2 night Silver and Gold Practice and Silver Qualifying journeys. You can choose from tramping, kayaking and mountain biking adventures.
• 4day/2 night Gold Qualifying journeys, designed to order wherever you want!
• 5 day/4 night Bronze or Silver Training/Qualifier trips tailored to your group’s needs.
• 7 day/6 night Silver and Gold Practice and Qualifier combos in tramping, kayaking, mountain biking and canoeing.

At Bronze level, our qualified and experienced instructors run Trainings Days which allow students to gain an introduction to expedition preparation and planning. Students then have the opportunity to develop these skills further in a practical environment during the Bronze Practice and Qualifying Journeys.
At Silver level, we develop the skills learnt at Bronze. Students are responsible for much of the preparation and planning whilst still being supported by our professional instructors. The Silver Journey can also be undertaken in kayaks, canoes or on mountain bikes.
At Gold level, we seek build a solid foundation of outdoor knowledge. To complete Gold Adventurous Journey, students plan an exciting Gold Qualifying Expedition in its entirety. This can be undertaken anywhere in New Zealand! Our instructors are on-hand to assist with the details and maintain safety. There are various modes of transport available including tramping, kayaking, canoeing or mountain biking. We can design a range of programmes specific to your group’s needs.

Vision | Te Whāinga Matua

Purpose | Te Koronga

To offer exciting and engaging opportunities for outdoor recreation in New Zealand