ExpedNZ is the international division of Whenua Iti Outdoors, a New Zealand based not-for-profit education organisation with over 35 years of experience delivering impactful experiential education programs in the outdoors.
ExpedNZ is founded on the belief that experiential learning best prepares students for our changing world, weaving culture, adventure and nature connection experiences throughout carefully designed programs that result in lasting personal growth.
Whenua Iti Outdoors was founded by Hazel Nash, with the first course running in 1985. Hazel had a vision to operate outdoor programmes that would support holistic learning in the local community. She gifted her "little piece of land" which became the site of Whenua Iti, where we still are today. Although the programmes we deliver have changed over the years, the kaupapa (purpose) which was first established remains at the core of all we do.
ExpedNZ is launched
After 35 years of experience in delivering meaningful experiential education programs within New Zealand, and with growing interest from overseas groups, ExpedNZ was conceptualised in 2016. We saw the potential for overseas groups to experience and connect with our unique cultural & natural environments and share their learning across the globe. After all, we are global citizens and all share this world together. There is a Māori proverb that we often use to express this sentiment:
He waka eke noa - We are all in this together.
A chance to give back
100% of profit generated by ExpedNZ programs goes back to the community through the Whenua Iti Foundation. The foundation has been established to support wellbeing in our youth through access to adventure-based learning programs delivered by our parent not-for-profit organisation, Whenua Iti Outdoors.
He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.
Our programs are carefully designed to weave culture, adventure and nature connection experiences that result in lasting personal growth. Find out more about the programs we have available.
Sustainable & Ethical
At ExpedNZ we strive towards a sustainable & ethical approach to all facets of the organisation. Find out ways to offset your carbon footprint while on a journey with us.