Discover the heart of the Southern Alps

Arthur’s Pass Outdoor Education Centre is an outdoor and environmental education centre for primary and secondary school students, providing experiential learning through engaging, effective and enjoyable outdoor activities and lodge-style accommodation.

Set in the heart of the 113,000-hectare Arthur’s Pass National Park, this natural alpine environment serves as our classroom for all our learning experiences. Two hours from Christchurch, access by road or add extra value to your learning experience by using the Trans Alpine.  We believe by fostering appreciation of the natural world and history of the Arthur’s Pass area, we hope to create positive attitudes towards New Zealand’s natural environment.


Our comfortable lodge sits amidst the alpine environment of Arthur’s Pass Village. Offering complete facilities at a very reasonable rate, there’s something for everyone, whether for private or community group accommodation, or for schools – outdoor learning activities and environmental education.


Many school groups come to Arthur’s Pass to enjoy a wide range of adventure-based activities, learn about ecosystems and discover the Southern Alps, all with an experienced instructor whose expertise lies predominantly in teaching environmental education.


We can accommodate community, private and corporate groups who are looking for a unique location to hold their event/gathering/team building. Our range of packages start at accommodation only, through to full catering, accommodation and guided activities.

Our dormitory-style accommodation sleeps up to 45 people, and depending on the size of your group, you can opt to share the facility with another group, or elect to have exclusive use for a minimum nightly fee. If your group is 45-73 people, we can secure additional nearby accommodation.

We have a full commercial kitchen, so you can fully cater yourself, or let us take care of the food for you – we have a couple of different options for you to choose from.


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Please contact us for further information about Arthur’s Pass Outdoor Education Centre offerings.

+64 3 034 8460

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