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Outdoor Education New Zealand

ODENZ is a network of New Zealand schools that offer a special focus in the outdoor education segment. The schools are spread across the South and North Island. Outdoor education is offered as part of the curriculum at these schools.

If you decide on outdoor education you also have to know that you are not opting for a fun program here, because in this subject too you acquire certain achievements that are graded and count towards the school leaving certificate for New Zealanders. Many young people who aim to study sports and tourism, for example, have a focus on outdoor education. Outdoor education is not just about sport, it is much more about leadership qualities, team and character building, reliability and a sense of responsibility.

The offers vary depending on the school and the time of year.

  • sailing
  • surfing
  • Mountain biking
  • Rappelling
  • Kayaking
  • Climb
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Snow Caving (sleeping in the snow)
  • and more


All ODENZ schools have to prove that they meet the safety standards set by the New Zealand government. The association of the ODENZ schools has come together because they voluntarily have even stricter rules beyond the specified standards and thus want to guarantee even better safety and quality.

We also offer you a selection of selected outdoor education schools, let us know exactly what you are looking for and what is important to you, we will be happy to recommend schools to you.