Welcome to OTNZ (Outdoor Training NZ)

We are dedicated to providing high quality cost effective bushcraft instruction...
to give you the skills for greater safe enjoyment of the outdoors

Dawn - Mt Ruapehu from Rangiwahia Hut

Welcome to Outdoor Training NZ ...

Covid 19

ALL courses and activities run by OTNZ are cancelled up to the end of April 2020.


Course dates after April are subject to review depending on the Covid19 situation. Any fees paid will be refunded if courses do not go ahead or a new date does not suit.



Department of Conservation

All huts, campsites, lodges and Great Walks are closed due to COVID-19. They must not be used for self-isolation.

DOC is closing its visitor centres to the public.

For more information from DOC go to https://www.doc.govt.nz/news/issues/covid-19/

Looking For A Training Course?

Outdoor Training NZ provides courses in bushcraft, river safety, Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award, and more...

To see the courses we offer please click here:

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Benefits for Members
  • Training to obtain / upgrade relevant recognised industry standard qualifications. These qualifications can be recognised outside of OTNZ by commercial outdoor adventure operators.
  • Personal satisfaction that you are helping others:
    • to experience the outdoors safely,
    • to enhance their experience of the outdoors for the rest of their lives.
  • Friendship of others with similar life skills and values.

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