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YMCA provides a variety of adventure activity options for all age levels. We can plan your experience customised to suit the needs and learning outcomes for your students.

Overnight or just one day? Travel away to the great outdoors or stay close to home at your school grounds? Lodge or tents? Wet or dry? One or multi activity? Introductory or with an experienced group? It’s your choice!

Activity options include:

  • Archery | Archery soft | Orienteering | Adventure based learning
  • Bush skills | Stream walking | Tramping
  • Abseiling | Bridge traverse | Rock climbing | Flying kiwi
  • Funyak | Tubing | Raft building

Facilitated by qualified instructors, you can be assured that your programme will be fun, safe and an unforgettable experience for everyone.


Phone Kevin Webb: 027 671 3366
Email Kevin

Download a pdf document below detailing all the Y-Adventure activities available including activity description, locations and costs.

Let's Abseil

Abseiling is going down a steep cliff or drop while being kept safe by rope systems.

Participants are equipped with harness and helmet, instructed in descent techniques and then will lower themselves down the cliff while under the safety of a qualified instructor.

Participants are challenged to face fears, to step outside of their comfort zone, to encourage each other, and to build trust and confidence within one’s self.

All safety and technical equipment is provided. Please ensure participants are wearing closed-toe shoes and shorts or trousers.

There may be some waiting around during the session so please ensure that everyone attending the site has enough clothes to keep warm and dry.

The activity is weather dependant but will continue in light rain. In the case of bad weather, we will have a backup day to transfer to if it works for you. If weather forces postponement, we will let you know as far in advance as we can.

YMCA HB offer a range of activities and services at a number of different locations in the Hawkes Bay and beyond. Safety is always our first priority. We are professionally audited by Outdoorsmark under the Adventurous Activities regulations. Our instructors are first aid qualified and carry first aid kits on all activities.

Upcoming Abseil

Date:  Wednesday 8th July 2020 (weather dependant – backup day Wednesday 15th July).

Time: Sessions will start at 10:00 am; 11:30am and 2pm. Sessions last for 2 hours. Please arrive ten minutes early for your time session. 

Cost: $25 per person. Every participant will have time for at least 2 abseils

Venue: The Abseil will take place at Sturms Gully, Bluff Hill Napier. Access from Hornsey Road (opposite the Port). Parking is very limited on Hornsey Road.

The abseil is around 11m high and suitable particularly for 9yrs - 16 yrs old. Adults are welcome to participate too.

We can cope with a variety of disabilities and conditions and safely abseil, but if your young person has any physical challenges can you please let us know in advance.

There will be a registration risk acknowledgement and waiver to sign when you arrive. All participants and caregivers are expected to follow YMCA staff and instructors’ instructions. No participants or caregivers will be allowed near a cliff edge without safety equipment and appropriate precautions.


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Thank you for registering, we will be in touch with payment details and a registration form to complete.