welcome to the wilderness

uncover the secrets of the bush as we discover bugs, make mud pies, identify birds, create toys and resources, stack up a dam, stomp through the stream…

Alfred Wainwright wrote “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing” in his 1973 book Coast to CoastHere in the wilderness, we dress for the season and get stuck into exploring…

photo of two children playing beside a stream
child-led play in nature
time to notice the little details
team work and problem solving
explore the world around us
We are based on a rural site just 2 minutes from Matata

getting into nature has proven benefits for our tamariki…

“…greater space for free movement, noisier, messier or more boisterous play, larger scale constructions, and role plays, as well as direct and sensory-rich experience of natural phenomena, weather, seasons and shadows.”

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