School Camps

If your school is visiting Hanmer, let us provide an activity for you! Choose from archery or mountain biking. We can tailor a programme to suit your group. Contact us for specialized, informed advice. We can even help you arrange suitable accommodation.

Mountain Biking

This activity is our most popular activity where as a group they will ride the Heritage Forest in a follow the leader style, our guides know this area like the back of their hands and will choose the track by assessing the students abilities. This activity is about challenging themselves, developing skills and perseverance

School visit mountain biking with Hanmer Adventure

Mission Impossible

This activity is completing challenges in your groups that are impossible without teamwork. It is intended to get teams attempting to solve various puzzles and challenges, focusing on leadership, communication, problem solving, participation and team building skills. We aim to leave participants having a good understanding of team work and how it can help to accomplish things that are otherwise impossible on our own.

Tramping- ½ day or full day

Choose from one session trips like the Waterfall Walk or whole day trips like Mt Isobel, where pupils can experience the beautiful surroundings of our centre and discover the local environment..

Bush Skills

Learn the ins of the outdoors! We cover natural shelter building, dressing for the outdoors, water collection/safety and make hot drinks on a Trangia Stoves. We Aim to teach students skills designed to help know what to take and how to survive in the bush.

Low Ropes

The Low ropes course consists of a series of obstacles and tasks designed to challenge school groups, and any individuals to work together as a team. Using cables, ropes, and wooden beams/structures, teams explore what it means to be a team, leadership and communication. If you want to take your team work to the next level, think outside of the box, pool your resources and overcome your fears then this is the activity for you. The low ropes will test your abilities to problem solve, communicate well with others and identify each others strength and weaknesses. It is also a great laugh and a fantastic chance to get to know people better.

Low ropes activities for Hanmer school camps

Overnight Camp

Learn the ins of the outdoors! We cover natural shelter building, dressing for the outdoors, water collection/safety and make hot drinks on a Trangia Stoves. We Aim to teach students skills designed to help know what to take and how to survive in
the bush.

Archery

Our Archery sessions offer the chance for every pupil to experience success. Accuracy, control and a steady hand are
vital for achieving the best results and many children discover a talent for a new skill. Handling bows and arrows may be a brand new experience for your group and presents a variety of new challenges! We encourage safety awareness from the outset and teach the basic skills at our outdoor range.

Tree Climbing

This activity involves climbing trees at our base at the Hanmer Forest Camp. We have a gum tree called ‘Gummy’ and a pine tree called ‘Smelly’ each with two routes, some being more difficult than others. This challenges students allowing them to  overcome their fears, and make it to the top of the climbs, all with in a safe environment.

School children climbing tree with Hanmer Adventure

Orienteering

This activity is where students will work together in small groups, navigating the Heritage Forest of Hanmer Springs. Each child receives a map, and within their team, they will work together to visit markers throughout the forest collecting codes to receive points. The markers furthest away are worth more points so, the students will need to strategize the best way to collect the most points without being late back to base and receiving a penalty. The team with the highest score wins! In this activity the children will learn map reading skills, to focus, have effective communication skills and most of all have fun.

Crate Stacking

In crate stacking you will work as a team to build the highest tower of crates that you can before it collapses or time run’s out. Crate stacking is great fun for the whole team, and helps people to push their fear of heights as they gradually build the tower higher. How far can you get before you start to wobble? Will anybody beat our crate stacking records?

Hanmer Springs camp activities

Rock Climbing

Goat Crag is just a 2.5km drive from the Forest Camp and has two great climbs up this challenging rock face. Climbing requires technique, trust and determination and our instructors will be there to help you achieve. We want to help everyone to push their skills and achieve something new.

School visit mountain biking with Hanmer Adventure
Happy children on school visit with Hanmer Adventure
School mountain biking trip through Hanmer Forest
School team activities
Hanmer Springs school camp activities
Hanmer Springs school camp team activities

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