About Us

Peel Forest Outdoor Centre (PFOC) is a registered Charitable Trust (CC23343) that runs outdoor skills training, outdoor recreation and education programmes and provides education for sustainability.

Mission: Peel Forest Outdoor Centre provides adventurous outdoor activities designed to empower, educate and inspire young people in a challenging and safe environment
Vision: To make a difference to people’s lives through direct experience with the outdoors
KAITIAKITANGA – we pride ourselves as guardians of our natural environment and community.
AWARENESS – we are driven by the spirit of discovery to inspire personal growth and an appreciation of the outdoors.
EXPERIENCE – we are passionate educators providing fun, SAFE and challenging opportunities for all.
COMPASSIONpeople matter – our team, our clients, our community.

Our team of qualified instructors are highly trained with NZRA and NZOIA qualifications and are dedicated to ensuring you have a quality outdoor experience, high on adventure, fun, education and truly memorable. We have many years experience and are proven leaders in our field. We have a passion for the environment in which we work and are committed to providing outdoor environmental programmes that challenge and inspire people.

Programmes are developed in consultation with you, the client. We can discuss with you outcomes, activities and the length of programme. We also have a classroom with white boards, projector/screen and facilities available at our office base.

Trust PFOC to challenge and inspire safely in a natural environment…Adventurous Environmental Education

We have unique Eco-friendly accommodation in Peel Forest – see our section on accommodation.

Peel Forest Outdoor Centre is registered with WorkSafe NZ as an adventure activity provider.  We are audited annually by Adventure Mark.

We also provide well qualified staff who will endevour to provide you with a quality, safe and amazing experience while you are with us. Our staff hold qualifications from:

  • NZ Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA) or equivalent
  • NZ Rivers Association (NZRA)
  • Current first aid