Our Hōteo Wero ‘challenge’ is a unique, immersive experience for Y10 students, designed to recreate those rites of passage many of us enjoyed as youngsters running wild and free.
Students spend up to 10 days completely off grid, based at our student-built camp nestled on the banks of the dramatic Hōteo River. There’s no hot water, no air-conditioning and no wifi, perfect for developing resilient and resourceful teenagers!
Established in partnership with long-standing farming families, Hōteo Wero is an experience like no other.
The Hōteo Wero experience encompasses a challenging solo experience, kayaking the beautiful Hōteo River, telling ghost stories around the campfire, and ‘giving back’ with pest trapping and riparian planting. Students connect with both the land and one another, creating memories to last a lifetime.
No state school in the country has a programme to match it - it’s totally authentic and uniquely Mahu. Your child will return brimming with memories and a new found confidence.
We'd like to thank and acknowledge our sponsors for helping us to make Hōteo Wero a reality.