Moving away from traditional activities, we seek out hard-to-find experiences and immersive educational journeys and bring them to you. As explorers ourselves, we know first-hand the power that human–nature synergy holds.
But the most enriching experiences aren’t solely about the destination; they’re also about the journey. We do something each time for the environment and the community, making every SNM outing bigger than ourselves and the activity.
SNM is a proud member of the Tourism Industry Association, helping raise awareness of travel and tourism as one of NZ’s largest industries, supporting 225,384 jobs and generating $115 million per day. (pre-COVID).
Helping more people live better lives to become the best they can be
Leading high-class services of value and quality in elegant outdoor experiences through innovation and curiosity
Many people sharing and discovering better adventurous journeys through more nature-based and human-powered experiences
Living Wage employer
Pioneered Bethells Boogie; never done never seen before adventure activity
Worksafe Adventure Activities Register: added Coasteering (Boogie Boarding through sea caves)
Partnered with Coast to Coast adventure race to offer Glamping accommodation for athletes – sold out event
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. Social media wants to give you power to share your experiences with others. We’re changing that. People need the tools to connect to their own experiences, understanding what happens to them and how others see it.
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 ones existentialism.
So we’ve made it our mission to help people discover better ways of living and working by delivering outdoor experiences encouraging and nurturing human–nature relationships. Are you ready to discover more?
Social Nature Movement: more than a tripartite name.
Being active outdoors with others is good for our social, spiritual, mental and physical wellbeing. We take that deeper and broader with Social Nature Movement in one Greek idea meaning “Hendiatris” (one through three). We liken that to the Latin phrase “omne trium perfectum” (everything that comes in threes is perfect) emphasising what we do; engaging more people with more places and more practices.
Think about all the activities people do and the essence of those; people socialising, in natural places and practising movement of sorts. Think also about the best things in life: being with friends, free-air living and physical activity.
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.
I attended their kayak training course as a total noob - only having been in a multisport kayak twice before (and the first time was actually mostly out of the kayak!). Despite this, under Chris's instruction I was able to traverse the Mohaka, and had a fantastic time. Overall the experience was very well organised, professional, and just plain good fun. Chris is knowledgeable and patient, a good instructor. I would highly recommend it for anyone wanting to enter multisports. A great opportunity if you are planning on entering the Coast to Coast!
Chris is awesome. I did my grade 2 kayak certificate through him and I left with so much more confidence and a lot more of an appreciation of all the elements of white water paddling. He is so knowledgeable and has the natural ability to pass on his knowledge to you in an effective way. You'll have a great few days away with him and I am looking forward to getting some more paddle time in with him before race day. Thanks Chris!
I'm glad my first time on river rapids in a kayak were with Social Nature Movement as they were great at teaching you the process for doing it safely and swiftly. Plus I had a great time on and off the water.
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. It’s what Wikipedia describes as “a loosely organized effort by a large group of people to achieve a particular goal”. An actual movement that’s good for our sense of community.
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.
Even in the most built-up urban areas of New Zealand, there are adventures waiting around every corner. In parks, by the rivers, at local lookout points… the great outdoors is closer than you think.
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.
Our network of qualified guides facilitate immersive nature experiences that inspire you, empower you, and straight-up move you. They give you true insight into the landscape and culture that makes New Zealand so special.
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.
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.
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