Waimea College

Orohaki Outdoor Education Centre

Riccarton High School is very fortunate to have its own outdoor education facility at Birch Hill in North Canterbury.

Year 9 and 10 students engage in a programme that provides the opportunity to develop self-confidence, team and leadership skills in an outdoor education setting that is facilitated by specialists.

The programme is a compulsory part of the school curriculum and it serves us well in helping to develop well-rounded individuals. Often, our graduates refer to the outdoor education experience as the highlight of their time at Riccarton High School.

This property includes a main lodge with kitchen, living and bathroom facilities, alongside sleeping facilities for 24 people.

The property includes 1.3 hectares of land, ⅓ of this in protected native bush, and borders Department of Conservation land.