Behind SNM

Social Nature Movement: more than just a name.

Being active outdoors with others is good for our health and wellbeing. It’s good for our bodies, it’s good for our souls, and it’s good for our sense of community.

As explorers ourselves, we know first-hand the power that human–nature synergy holds. Being at one with nature is inspiring, empowering and moving. It unlocks memorable experiences that shape us.

Whether it’s the physical journey up the mountain or the internal journey of stepping outside your comfort zone, actively connecting with nature alongside other people invigorates the mind, body and soul.

So we’ve made it our mission to help people discover a better way of living by delivering outdoor experiences that encourage and nurture their human–nature relationship.

Are you ready to discover more?

Go Adventure

Our Founder...

Meet Chris, our founder

Chris’ love for nature spreads wide and his teachings with people transcends deeply.

The spark ignited through outdoor education at high school, then the flame grew into a career, simultaneously working in the outdoors and studying it for eight more years at university. His alma mater includes Christchurch Polytechnic with two diplomas in Recreation Leadership and another in Adventure Instructing & Guiding and a degree in Adventure Recreation & Outdoor Education. Then at Canterbury University a graduate diploma in Teaching and Learning, becoming a qualified teacher. Later, a post-graduate diploma in Sports and Leisure Studies

Our Team

Meet our network of legendary Kiwi guides

We have a deep pool of multidisciplinary contract guides we call on whenever we need an extra pair of hands.

All our guides are highly qualified and have extensive experience guiding and teaching throughout New Zealand.

Our Team

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