About Us

ODENZ (Outdoor Education New Zealand) has been formed from a group of New Zealand secondary schools that have a passion for outdoor education.

Joining together to offer international students an incredible learning experience of studying in New Zealand’s outdoor adventure-land, the ODENZ schools have a particular strength in outdoor education and offer challenging practical programmes designed to encourage personal and social development.

The programmes vary from full-time courses in outdoor activities, to outdoor pursuits as part of a more traditional academic course. New Zealand-based qualifications are available for both outdoor and academic programmes. Future plans are in place to develop qualifications that will be internationally recognised.

Mission Statement

ODENZ provides high quality, challenging, experiential outdoor education programmes, based on internationally recognised standards, in the unique New Zealand natural environment.