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Navigation and Survival

Navigation and Survival

An excellent way to challenge yourself and build your natural resourcefulness. Our campcraft, survival and navigation courses give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to do more with less and thrive in the New Zealand bush.
Taking your cues from the natural world, you’ll learn how to build a campfire, shelter and bed, and discover how to use trees and other organic landmarks as life-saving navigational tools.

If you want to learn fundamental survival skills, this is the course for you.

The course is conducted entirely outdoors in a stimulating and safe environment from an improvised base camp. You will receive professional outdoors adventure training that develops your ability to survive in the New Zealand bush, using only the resources nature provides.

Our Survival Bush course is not designed to test physical toughness, but to increase your knowledge through experience.



One staff

Staff carry:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)
  • Hot thermos
  • Knife and saw
  • Whistle
  • Emergency shelter
  • Repair kit





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Knife work

Knots and lashing

Building natural shelters

How to light fires

Build search & rescue fires

Collecting and purifying water

Identify edible plants

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This changes depending on what we do and where we go, but generic items are:


  • Thermal bottom leggings,
  • Underwear,
  • Shorts
  • Pants
  • Swimwear
  • Socks
  • Thin merino shirt / thermal shirt x 2
  • Fleece jumper x1
  • Woolen jumper x1
  • Wind and Rain-proof Jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Warm beanie
  • Neck warmer / scarf
  • Warm gloves


  • Jandals
  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal medication
  • Water bottle,
  • Head torch,
  • Toiletries.
  • Waterproof pack liner
  • Backpack to put all of the above in

Because we are staying overnight, should you choose not to be accommodated and fed by us, here is what you will need:


  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Tent


  • Cooker
  • Fuel / gas
  • Lighter / matches
  • Pot / frying pan
  • Cutlery
  • Crockery


All of the above is available to rent / hire or buy