Free educational material, downloads and info to help schools and community groups to see that the Bream Head Scenic Reserve as an integral and important part of the environment. For more details go to:
The education team at Bream Head can also help organisers arrange a visit to the reserve with a talk from one of our rangers and/or we can arrange a local expert to visit the camp to work with your group. Please phone Sue Halliwell 09 436 0966, Claire Pearson 09 434 0571 or Robin Lieffering 09 434 0751 for more information.
Trails from 20 minutes to over night. Don't miss out on Mount Manaia Trail, which can be started right behind the Hall – ask the caretaker where path starts.
Run your own...
· Design and run a Burma trail
· Hike 15 minutes to Castle rock along the beach and fish off the ledge.
· Build your own shelter. Find what you need to survive. Sleep in it. Decorate it. Name it! Defend it!
· Design a treasure hunt and search for environmental beach/bush items like compound leaves, types of shells, etc.
· Swim over to island in front of the camp and go explore.
· Visit the local school/ library - call Whangarei Heads School for more info
· Make a Camp fire & toast Mash mellows or create the perfect Smores ( *check with booking office for fire permission)
· Up-sail down Castle rock
· Surf & Turf? Pair up and run a Master Chef in our lovely catering kitchen. Serve on the beach on the mountain.
· Get a free speaker: e.g. Northland Astronomical Society. Backyard Kiwi or Whangarei Coastguard.
Build a sand sculpture at Taurikura, Little Munro's or Ocean beach
Cycling the Whangarei Heads with cycletours.co.nz
Download these files for more ideas:
Your group may qualify to use the Manaia Camp kayaks. Speak to our booking office if you wish to make use of the equipment. Maintenance fee of $200 per group for qualifying groups.
Reotahi Beach Activity.
Download the activity sheet by clicking on the picture.
NZ Sea Kayaking
Introducing a new outdoor education option for your students and staff
Visit their website: HERE
Kayak & Hike half day activity :
teenage/ adult with medium to high fitness