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Adrift Outdoors Ltd

National Park Activity

3 Waimarino-Tokaanu Rd, National Park Village
Hosts: Stewart Barclay
Phone: 64 7 8922751
Contact: Stewart Barclay
Adrift is a personal and professional guiding company.

We are based in National Park Village on the fringe of the Tongariro National Park and within easy reach of the remote Whanganui National Park.

We also have the perfect beach-side base at Whangapoua on the Coromandel Peninsular.Our most popular adventures are: walking trips in the Tongariro National Park, canoeing trips within the Whanganui National Park on the Whanganui River and sea kayaking around Coromandel.

However we not limited to these locations or activities and our services are available for what ever adventures you desire. We cater for local and international individuals, family groups and school groups and have vast experience at working with people of all ages and abilities to ensure your adventure is comfortable, safe and fun.


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  • Tongariro National Park Walk

    The Tongariro National Park has Dual World Heritage status and the Northern Circuit is part of the Department of Conservation Great Walks network.
    The three active andesitic volcanoes, Mt Tongariro (1967m), Mt Ngauruhoe (2291m) and Mt Ruapehu (2797m), are majestic and dominate the National Park.

    - 1-day Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Guided
    - Winter Tongariro Alpine Trek (1st June-31st Oct) - Guided
    - Pre-Dawn Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Guided
    - 3-day Northern Circuit - Guided
    - Ruapehu Crater Lake Walk
    - Guided Tongariro Treks

  • Coromandel Sea Kayaking

    The Coromandel Peninsular has long been a quintessential holiday destination.
    With beautiful blue waters, white sand, rugged volcanic rocks, tropical green forests and easy going locals, it is impossible not to relax and if it wasn´t for our other amazing destinations, we would never leave.

    - Brief Itinerary for the 3 day / 3 night Luxury Adventure
    - Sea Kayak 2011/12 season pricing schedule

  • Whanganui National Park Canoeing

    The Whanganui National Park has rugged terrain covered in lush native forest with the Whanganui River flowing through it.
    The river from Taumarunui to Pipiriki is part of the Department of Conservation Great Walk network.

    Recommend River Routes
    - 3-Day Whakahoro to Pipiriki
    - 1-Day Paddle Taumarunui to Erceg´s Farm

  • Central North Island Rail Trails

    The Central North Island Rail Trails are a new and exciting development adding to the must see and do´s in the area including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
    There are 2 new trails, both of which have had major development re-opening historical disused tracks roads and railways for us to enjoy either by cycle or Shanks pony.

    - The Old Coach Road
    - Fishers Track

  • Ski and Snowboard Camps

    Snow Camps run during the winter and spring school holidays.
    Three days full skiing or snowboarding PLUS one day black water rafting.
    We make sure that we are on Whakapapa or Turoa ski fields skiing or snowboarding at every opportunity.

    We drive the group down on Monday morning and spend Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday skiing and boarding. We return to Auckland on Friday stopping at Waitomo on the way for a great black-water caving experience.
    We only resort to other additional activities on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, if the mountain is closed.

  • Sand and Surf Camps

    The focus for the summer and autumn holiday camps is on safety, fun and enjoying the outdoors in an organised, supervised yet relaxed atmosphere.
    Students get to live a week in the beautiful Coromandel Peninsular and experience a wide range of fun summer outdoor activities including:- kayaking, surfing, body boarding, fishing, horse riding, snorkelling, bush walks and small treks, historic train ride, hot pools, and lots of swimming and relaxing.

    Adrift Camps are based at either Waikawau Bay (1 hour drive north of Coromandel Township) or at Whangapoua (1 hour drive east of Coromandel Township).

  • EOTC School Camps and Tours

    - Student outdoor adventure camps (3-5 days)
    - Student canoe trips Whanganui River (2-5 days)
    - Outdoor electives EOTC (1 day)
    - 5-8 Days sensational Summer Tours - North Island adventure tours
    - 5-8 Days sensational Summer Tours - South Island adventure tours
    - 5-8 Wicked Winter Tours - North Island Ski tour
    - 5-8 Wicked Winter Tours - South Island Ski tour

Contact and Bookings Adrift Outdoors Ltd