“Awesome place. It’s cool to know some people still care about the environment.” — Tessa Lew, Christchurch

Peel Forest Outdoor Centre is dedicated to maintaining, enhancing and educating about reducing impacts on our natural environment. We run regular workshops on sustainable living. These include:

    Strawbale and earth building
    Alternative energy sources
    Ecologically sound water and waste
    Stone masonry
    Natural plasters and paints
    Heritage building restoration

See how we have put sustainable living practices into effect and the positive impact it has had on the local environment. Tutors include Blue Forsyth and Sven and Sarah Johnson, all well known and regarded within the sustainable living community.

School groups which stay at the EcoLodge are participating in sustainable living - students are exposed to technologies such as solar power and earth building, while also experiencing consequences such as running out of power if they leave the lights on!

Outdoor Activities

Live the challenge, discover new strengths, take time out. Outdoor activities that stimulate and open the door on the natural environment MORE...


The more you know, the more you will see and enjoy. Expand your horizon, engage and immerse in our unique natural environment  MORE...

Our Accommodation

On a 20-hectare area of native forest, the EcoLodge is a working example of alternative building and waste technologies... MORE...

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