Our story

More than a tripartite name... At Social Nature Movement, our love for the great outdoors and our thirst for discovering more is what inspires us, empowers us, and makes us feel alive.

 

In today’s modern world where most of us work in offices and live in urban areas, we’re distanced from nature (and ourselves) more than ever. We’re here to change that, because we believe health is the new wealth!

 

On a mission to help people connect with nature in a more conscious way, we open your eyes to the adventures that are waiting right around your corner.

 

SNM proudly helps raise awareness in travel and tourism as New Zealand’s largest industry since 2020, supporting over 230,000 jobs and generating over $40 billion of New Zealand’s GDP

 

Our Mission

Helping people live the lives they love by better connecting them to nature through movement and each other

Our Values

• Knowledgeable
• Passionate
• Attention to detail
• Authentic
• Purposeful

Our Goal

To be leaders in the outdoor adventure industry

Our Vision

Sharing and discovering more through nature-based programmes and human-powered movement

From our founder...

“We're on a mission to help people connect with nature in a more conscious way, we open your eyes to the adventures that are waiting right around your corner.”

— Chris Lacoste

Behind SNM

Moving away from traditional activities, we seek out hard-to-find experiences and immersive educational journeys and bring them to you.

Working in and around New Zealand, we offer a huge range of land, snow and water-based nature experiences for every age and ability.

But the most enriching experiences aren’t solely about the destination; they’re also about the journey.

So, by taking a holistic approach to the great outdoors and bringing awareness to how everything is connected, we delve deep into the soul of a place and reconnect. So you can get lost in the moment and immerse yourself in a journey you’ll never forget.

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?

Our difference...

Teachable moments, unforgettable learning

The best outdoor experiences are all about the journey. And the best journeys start with awareness.

Whether it’s a bird flying by, a fallen tree we need to scramble over, or an historical site we encounter, we bring awareness to the details. These teachable moments allow you to make memorable connections between the people you’re with, the place you’re exploring, and the nature surrounding you.

Agency over your adventure

At Social Nature Movement, you’re not just another number. Even though we go out into nature as a group, we respond to you on an individual level. By getting to know you and bringing you on board at every opportunity, we create an environment where you have agency over your experience.

Discover natural wonders on your doorstep

We’re so fortunate in New Zealand. Even in the most built-up urban areas, there are adventures waiting around every corner. In parks, by the rivers, at local lookout points… the great outdoors is closer than you think.

The sky’s the limit

From tramping and rock climbing, to kayaking, paddle boarding and everything in between, we offer a whole range of land and water-based outdoor activities in and around Auckland with even more New Zealand locations coming soon.

Legendary guides

Our network of qualified guides facilitate immersive nature experiences that inspire you, empower you, and straight-up move you. And because they’re Kiwis themselves, they give you true insight into the landscape and culture that makes New Zealand so special.

Explore your way

Because our guides have so much experience exploring New Zealand’s natural playgrounds, we can customise (almost) any adventure. We are always here to inspire you with the trips we’ve been on. Just ask.

We welcome everyone with open arms

At Social Nature Movement, anyone and everyone is welcome. We create a friendly, safe environment where you can have fun and be yourself. And we guarantee that you’ll leave with new friendships, a sense of adventure, and a burning desire to come back.

Have a question? We’re here to help.

email support@snm.nz or call us on 0800 76 62 66