RDR Personal Development Journey

Rangitata Diversion Race 2023 | Peel Forest Outdoor Centre

Sponsored by the Rangitata Diversion Race, this programme provides transferrable personal, social and environmental skills applicable to student’s outside world and community.

Eddy Out Programme

The name ‘Eddy Out’ refers to paddling a river. We often pull into the calm water on the side for a breather. Eddy Out, take on a new challenge, lead a team, be part of a team, complete a journey you may not think possible.

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Never climbed? Done a bit of indoor climbing/bouldering before? Can’t remember much about belaying since you did it at school camp? This course is for you. Learn the basics about belaying, top-roping, and have a bit of fun working on your climbing technique!

Instructor Training

We have a highly skilled staff team and can teach instructor training for those looking to further their instructing career. It is generally best and more cost effective to organise as a group.

Intro to Mountaineering

Keen to go further and climb higher? Learn the key skills to move on snow and in the mountains above the bush line in winter conditions!

Bush Navigation

A 2-day course aimed at teaching or improving bush navigation and bushcraft skills. Appropriate for recreational trampers, hunters or those training for adventure-race/ or rogaine style events.

Alicia, founder of Motivating Me – Intro to Rock, 2023

“What it came down to was an awesome group, but more importantly an awesome instructor who encouraged us but was really supportive at the same time, Olivia at Peel Forest Outdoors. Fantastic for workplaces or a group of friends or individually if you want to step out of your comfort zone in a really supportive […]

River Safety and Rescue Training

We believe everyone should be equipped with basic river safety skills. Learn, upskill or get qualified to teach river safety and rescue. River rescue and safety training offered at different levels to suit students, workplaces, instructors.

Advanced Long Boat Training

Got your Grade Two Certificate? Now let’s go faster with distance-based training in your long boat to refine technique and seek out the quickest lines.