Adventure Specialties Trust

Adventure Specialties Trust is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of outdoor adventure, education, personal development and adventure therapy programmes.We are a registered charity and our work is award-winning work and transformational. With a team of 25 full-time and part-time staff based in Auckland and Christchurch, the Trust operates throughout New Zealand with programmes involving sea and river kayaking, rafting, tramping, alpine trips, caving, rock climbing, and cycling. But our programmes have a purpose deeper than just outdoor adventure activities. We use facilitated group discussions, one-on-one conversations, group activities, and spending time in nature as tools to create positive change in people’s lives. We collaborate with schools, community groups and government organisations to achieve desired outcomes, such as increased physical and emotional wellbeing, increased social skills, increased awareness of inbuilt character strengths, increased participation in outdoor activities, and increased manaakitanga (a Māori concept that encompasses kindness, empathy, respect, generosity and a desire to uplift others).  Find out more about Adventure Specialities Trust at