Awhitu Camp Great for School and Community Groups

The Awhitu Environmental Camp was built in 1978 and was managed by Waiuku College Board of Trustees for 34 years.

The lease was obtained by the High Wire Charitable Trust (HWCT) in mid 2012, with the goal of becoming an Adventure Life skills camp for the spiritual, emotional, social and physical development of youth and every day New Zealanders, through the means of challenging, enjoyable and safe outdoor education that is second to none.

What’s in the surrounding area?

The camp has access to fields, walking tracks, beaches, swamps, a small lake, pristine regional park land and a marine reserve. The facilities and activities are designed to ensure that whether a group wants to spend a day or a week (discovering the adventures that can be found in the Manukau Heads), an extraordinary experience from a visit to the Awhitu Environmental Camp can be had by all.

How many can the camp accommodate?

The camp is well suited to small, medium and large groups with the capability to comfortably accommodate 82 people.

What facilities are available?

The camp was renovated over the period of 2012-2013 and is equipped with a commercial type kitchen, dinning room, classroom, large bathroom facilities and a laundry area.


For more information about Accomodation, Safety, Terms and Conditions, Code of conduct AND General Rules and Regulations, please read our Operations Procedure page and Terms & Conditions page

What are the camp costs?

Primary or Secondary Schools
Costs per night
+ Youth Organisations
Monday – Friday
Minimum $550.00
Children/Students (U18) - $50 / Adults - $55
Bond - $400.00
Read our Operating Procedures >
General Use
Costs per night
Approved by CEO only
Monday – Friday
Minimum $850.00
Flat rate per person - $95
Bond - $700.00
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What costs include?

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment (Excludes Specialist Activity Gear)
  • Rationing: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    – Starting with dinner on arrival
    – Finishing with breakfast on departure

Additional costs

Casual Meals:

  • Breakfast $10.00
  • Lunch $12.00
  • Dinner $15.00
  • Morning Tea $3.00
  • Afternoon Tea $3.00

* Prices are per person/per day and are subject to change without prior notification.

Deposits, Cancellation, Refund Policy, Termination of Hire

For more information view our TERMS AND CONDITIONS and our OPERATIONS PROCEDURES

Sounds great! How do I book or enquire?

If you want to make a detailed booking enquiry use our easy online booking request form

If you have any questions in regards to the Awhitu Environmental Camp or about High Wire Charitable Trust, give us a call today on (09) 297 2077 Or email us here


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