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About Us


Our Campus

The Wharekawa lodge, located on the outskirts of the Ōpoutere Village is nestled between the Ruawāhine mountain and Wharekawa harbour, and minutes away from the Ōpoutere beach. The lodge looks out over the Wharekawa harbour, the beach forest, the spit and the entrance to the sea.

Who We Are

Wharekawa Adventure Education Trust is a registered charitable trust with an appointed board.  We may be a small organisation, but we have a big heart. We are committed to building strong and resilient rangatahi, whānau and communities through transformative long term programmes for youth.


Our Team

We are a community focussed organisation, and we are incredibly fortunate to have a dedicated and talented Tōku Ara team. Most of the team reside in the Whangamatā community, and hold relevant qualifications or certifications for their roles. They are dedicated to the Tōku Ara kaupapa and want nothing more than to see rangatahi in our community thriving.

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