Rangatahi Holiday Programme launches in Mataatua

Rangatahi Holiday Programme launches in Mataatua

Spend your holidays with the team at Te Puna Ora o Mataatua!

Nau mai e ngā rangatira ō āpōpō
Try something new, at our upcoming Rangatahi Holiday Programme.

Are you aged 16-24? Keen to meet new friends, pick up a new skill, a hobby, or just do something fun and exciting with your hararei? Come and hang with the team at Te Puna Ora o Mataatua!

We’re hosting our Rangatahi Holiday Programme in Mataatua from October 3rd – 14th Join us for FREE daily adventures including white water rafting, surfing, fishing, movies and even a visit to Adrenalin Forest! Plus loads more!

See below for more details.

Kia kakama e hika mā! Rēhita mai ki tēnei kaupapa.
Registrations are a MUST!

Registrations close Sunday September 25th


Monday October 3rd

Surfing Lessons @ West End

Salt Spray Surf School
Ohope, West End
Ph: 0211491972


60-90minute Guided Surfing lessons to learn

– How to be safe on and off the water

– What dangers to be aware of in the water

– Hydration

– Learn how to get on/ off and stand on the board off water

– Learn balance and co-ordination on the board

– Guided in the water on the surfboard

All equipment provided

Tuesday October 4th

Adventure Day @ Adrenalin Forest and Paintball

TECT – All Terrain Park
Whataroa Road (off SH36), Upper Pyes Pa, Tauranga
Ph: 07 929 8724


The courses at Adrenalin Forest are designed to challenge you mentally and physically. The course has been designed to create a safe environment where all ages and fitness levels will be able to find their own limits. It is 3 hours of exciting activity allowing all to enjoy what Adrenalin Forest has to offer. Attached by a secure safety harness the individual will walk along tight ropes that are fastened to posts and or trees to complete the course.

All Safety equipment provided

Paintball Zombiland, Rotorua
1311 Oturoa Rd, Hamurana 3072, New Zealand
Ph: 027 545 7179 or 021 240 0014


Two – three hours of paintball excitement set in the native bush. The group will be split into two teams and have a designated headquarters to protect whilst also trying to capture the opposition teams flag hidden at their headquarters.
Wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Poncho is provided
Paintballs are machine washable. Must wear closed shoes, no bare feet and or jandals

Wednesday October 5th

Movies and Pizza @ Whakamax

99 The Strand, Whakatāne
Ph: 07 308 7625


Private screening
Movie (TBC)
Food & drink provided

Thursday October 6th

Onepu Mountain Bike Track and Pools

Onepu Mountain Bike Track
State Highway 30, Onepu


Hosted and guided by Richard Hamer from the Whakatane Blue Light program. Richard will be guiding the group through Onepu Mountain Bike Track. The Onepu Mountain Bike Park is a great place for all types of mountain bike riders. The terrain is flat to rolling, which means there is only gentle climbing – even the smallest member of the group will make it around the trails.
There are a variety of single-track MTB trails to suit everyone’s taste and ability levels, starting below from easiest to hardest.

All equipment provided

Awakeri Hot Pools
1363 State Highway 30, Awakeri 3192
Ph: 07 304 9117


Enjoy a nice soak in the hot pool at the well-known Awakeri Hot Springs.
Including swimming, a BBQ and a debrief about the Mountain Bike ride

Friday October 7th

Visit to Moutohorā/Whale Island

Ngāti Awa Tourism
15 The Strand East, Whakatāne
Ph: 0800 733 529


4-hour guided tour of one of New Zealand’s most protected wildlife sanctuaries.
15-minute boat journey to Moutohorā/Whale Island aboard a comfortable catamaran.
Visit a kekeno/NZ fur seal colony
Abundant birdlife including tūturiwhatu/New Zealand dotterel, tīeke/North Island saddleback, kākāriki/red-crowned parakeet, tui and bellbirds.
Swim at secluded hot water beach Onepū/Sulphur Bay.
Dig your own private hot springs pool at Onepū/Sulphur Bay.

All safety equipment provided

Monday October 10th

Fishing Charter and Paddle Boarding

Ohiwa Charters
Port Ohope Wharf
Ph: 021 252 6710


Enjoy a chartered fishing trip, experiencing water and maritime safety as well as cultural knowledge of our moana.

Tuesday October 11th

White Water Rafting

Kaitiaki Adventures “Raft the Kaituna River”
1135 Te Ngae Road, Tikitere
Ph: 0800 338 736


Grade 5
3 hours long
Snake through steep native bush clad canyons and over 14 awesome rapids & 3 waterfalls including world-renowned 7 metre Tutea Falls, the Highest Commercially Rafted Waterfall in the World! Blended with touches of Maori culture, this trip offers it all, for both white water rafting enthusiasts and first timers.

All equipment provided

Wednesday October 12th

Te Puia Cultural Experience

Te Puia
Te Puia Hemo Rd/Tihiotonoga Rd, Rotorua
Ph: 07 348 9047


Discover Te Puia’s history and lineage with a personalised guided tour – each guide adds a personal touch to inspire and help visitors truly connect with the Te Puia experience.
Explore a 60-hectare landscape of uncovered natural bush, geysers and mud pools with a remarkable walk along the Te Whakarewarewa geyser terrace. Home to the Pōhutu geyser – the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere!
Get up-close-and-personal with one of our national treasures in the brand new Kiwi Conservation Centre.
Visit the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute and view traditional Māori Carving and Weaving performed before your eyes, including wood, stone & bone carvings as well flax-weaving.
The model Pre-European Maori Village and sacred Marae gives you a rare glimpse into how Māori lived prior to European settlement.
Browse the range of collections including pounamu, wood carvings, whale bone, bronze, stone & more at the Āhua Gallery.

Thursday October 13th

Waka Ama @ Wairaka

Learn all about Waka Ama, with an on-water experience on the Whakatāne River

All safety equipment provided

Friday October 14th

Movies and Pizza @ Whakamax

99 The Strand, Whakatāne
Ph: 07 308 7625


Private screening
Movie (TBC)
Food & drink provided

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