Bespoke Outdoor Education Activities and Programs

Saltwater Eco specalise in creating bespoke Outdoor Learning Experiences for small to medium sized groups of local and International Students. We design and facilitate marine and environmentally focused programs bringing together recreation, education, conservation and culture. Our primary objective is to connect your students to the natural world, showcasing the best that our region has to offer; in a fun, safe and interactive way.

Program itineraries can be as simple as a single, half day activity through to numerous activities
over multiple days.

Activities We Offer

The Matakana Coast boasts two worlds class Marine Reserves; Goat Island and Tawharanui and the environmentally significance Whangateau Harbour, prized for it’s unique mangrove snorkeling.

  • Guided Snorkel Lessons / Tours
  • Marine Reserve and Non – Marine Reserve Comparisons
  • Estuarine and Mangrove Habitats
  • Rocky and Sandy Shore Explorations
  • Sea Bird and Shore Bird Identification
  • Marine Mammal Spotting

Surfing a the perfect way to connect to the ocean, and the beautiful whites sands and clear waters of Omaha Beach offer safe and enjoyable learner waves, perfect for beginners.

  • Beginner Surf Lessons
  • Water and Beach Safety
  • Basic Oceanography Concepts

We facilitate our own conservation workshops as well a working closely with the Department of  conservation (DOC) and local community groups enabling your student’s to experience NZ conservation efforts first hand.

  • Ocean Plastics Education Session and Beach Clean
  • Habitat Restoration (Tree Planting and Nursery Work)


  • Stand Up Paddle boarding Lessons
  • Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre Tours
  • Kayak Hire

Enquire about our Outdoor Education programs now!

Feel free to phone us on +64 2104 33184, or fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch!

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Our Education Team

The Saltwater Eco team have over 15 years’ experience creating and managing outdoor recreation, education and conservation focused programs and tours in New Zealand and overseas. Our diverse background and extensive skill set enable us to create bespoke outdoor education programs specifically designed for your students.

Our passionate staff facilitate high quality and interactive tuition, all activity equipment is provided, along with our in-house created educational resources.

Operator Information

Safety is our number one priority.

All activities offered have accompanying Risk Assessment (RAMS) and Emergency Management System (EMS) documentation. All activity guides/instructors hold a current Outdoor First Aid certificate and relevant Activity Qualifications to the relevant level in line with Saltwater Eco’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).


Outdoor Education Programs are offered during the following School Terms:

Term 1, Term 2 and Term 4.