Go on, jump in, get your hands dirty and knees scuffed …
Become your own legend.

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Extending Horizons

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”
—T.S. Eliot

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Everyday Heroes

Self-growth is often uncomfortable, never easy, but always worth the effort. Journey with us, conquer fears, develop confidence and along the way become the best version of you.

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Journey with us

Let’s go on an adventure together, where we support you on your journey to conquering your fears, developing confidence, finding wellbeing, discovering hope, and becoming the best version of you.

As fellow travellers on this adventure called Life, we understand the transformative power of learning from our experiences in wilderness spaces. The power of confronting an obstacle that appears too hard, too immense, too overwhelming for us, and then helping each other to overcome the obstacle together.

At Adventure Specialties, we believe that you have untapped potential waiting to be discovered. We’re interested in investing in you, so that you can leave these wilderness spaces feeling empowered — with new courage to take control of your life, your relationships, your future. We know you have got it in you. Let’s journey together with courageous hearts.


Using outdoor adventure and the beauty of nature to support your personal growth. For individuals, families, community groups, schools, and social service agencies.


Combining outdoor adventure with therapy: group activities, challenges, facilitated discussion and time for reflection, in order to develop the social and emotional skills needed to live a full and healthy life.


We run programmes from our two main offices, Tāmaki-makau-rau Auckland and Ōtautahi Christchurch, and we travel on adventures all around Aotearoa New Zealand. 



Check out photos, videos and heart-warming stories from our recent programmes, plus upcoming events, published articles, explorations of te ao Māori, job vacancies, and more!


Christmas message from Tim Wills, CEO

Christmas message from Tim Wills, CEO

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Why we LOVE small groups!

Why we LOVE small groups!

"It was comforting to learn that EVERYONE goes through stuff and everyone struggles from time to time."
KidsCan Youth Council

KidsCan Youth Council

KidsCan is a New Zealand charity on a mission to help kiwi children who are living in poverty and going without ...

Our Programmes


Check out this short video to see an overview of the fun activities that happen on our outdoor adventure programmes!

But don’t be deceived. There is so much more to our programmes than just fun activities. We go deeper. Much deeper. 

Our ‘INSPIRE’ Programme


Check out this Seven Sharp TV segment about how our ‘Inspire’ adventure therapy programme is teaching youth offenders invaluable life skills and helping them get back on track. In partnership with Te Puna Wai youth justice residence.

Our ‘Te Māhuri’ Programme


Check out this short video about the free kaupapa Māori adventure therapy youth programme that we run in Christchurch, in partnership with Purapura Whetu Trust.

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”