December 02, 2021
Rotorua adventure tour training resumes
Toi Ohomai has revived its adventure tourism course after a three-year gap, with tikanga Māori embedded throughout.
The course was started more than 20 years ago by what was then Waiariki Institute of Technology, and it helped cement Rotorua’s reputation as one of the world’s premier adventure tourism destinations.
The course, now called the New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education, starts next March.
It will include kayaking, rafting, ropework, mountain biking, bush skills, sustainability, hospitality skills and more, including the stories of Rotorua.
Canopy Tours general manager Paul Button says the end of the course in 2018 created a labour gap, and about 20 adventure leaders have been working with Toi Ohomai to revive it.