Bushcraft and Outdoor Courses

Choose from basic navigation course to a full bush craft multiday wilderness survival scenario




Bushcraft and courses

We have something for everyone

Types of courses available?

Andy is a New Zealand Mountain Safety Bush Instructor and runs the Queenstown Mountain Safety Council (MSC) Bush Program. The courses are both MSC and Duke of Edmond Hillary certified.

Adventure Walks runs courses for the MSC and the Deerstalkers Association on a regular basis over summer.

We can run a number of courses to cover all or any aspect of the list below

  • Fire by Friction
  • Basic Navigation
  • Advanced Navigation
  • River Crossings
  • Introduction to Wilderness Tramping
  • Basic Survival Weekend
  • Intermediate Survival Weekend
  • Advanced Survival Weekend
  • Fiordland Survival Weekend
  • Fiordland Wilderness Expeditions
  • Foraging “food for free”
  • Camp Craft ,
  • Shelters, Tarpology and Hammocks
  • Tracking for beginners
  • Tracking for teachers Scout/Girl Guides etc
  • Bow Making
  • Coastal Survival
  • NZ Hunter  Gatherer Basic-Advanced
  • Traps and Trapping for a Living

Can cater for children, family, parent and child, all female groups etc or can tailor make courses to suit your needs .

Please enquire for group discounts and dates.


School Holiday Bushcraft Camp

Selected dates in January School Holidays

Fun filled educational camps designed for active girls and boys aged 8-13 years of age running throughout the summer holiday period.
Camp costs include all educational outdoor activities, bush craft skills, accommodation, food and an opportunity to sleep in huts, tents or under the stars.

Come and learn a range of important survival and life skills

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Navigation and Map Reading Courses

From 2 hour refreshers to 2 day full navigation practice and course


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Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award

Adventure walks in conjuction with the Mountain Safety Council run the “Adventurous journey” part of the award.


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Bush craft Course


South Island Bush craft 21 day Tour

Enjoy and experience off the beaten track in the South Island of New Zealand

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Custom Courses

Our guides (when not taking guests to the great outdoors) are fully qualified outdoor instructors and can teach you skills for the outdoors from river crossings, to general bush craft to map reading lessons.