PERRY OUTDOOR EDUCATION TRUST

Engaged and Empowered Young People

Since 2003 POET has assisted low decile secondary schools to facilitate the delivery of outdoor education experiences for their students  Find out more about what we do.

We work with a number of partner schools within the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.  See the schools  we work with.

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POET Coordinators work alongside teachers supporting them to deliver outdoor experiences for their own students. Find out more.

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We've got our Rab NZ caps branded and they look fantastic. They're going to be in hot demand - once it stops raining! Thanks Outfitters. ... See MoreSee Less

Weve got our Rab NZ caps branded and they look fantastic.  Theyre going to be in hot demand - once it stops raining! Thanks Outfitters.

Well its been a few days since we updated you on Troys Tramping progress walking Te Araroa - New Zealand's Trail from Bluff. Just had an update through from Troy "I've got some bad news, I am going to have to put the Te Araroa on hold until the temperatures in the South Island cool down significantly. We had started walking from Queenstown to Arrowtown, then started the Arrowtown track towards Wanaka and after about 1 hour of walking we both got heatstroke and got quite sick. The temperatures have been sticking to 30+ degrees in Otago and Canterbury, and the next sections of our walk are completely exposed to the sun walking through tussock valleys and alpine ridges. Personally, we think it is too dangerous to continue with the heatwave. As soon as the weather starts to cool down on my first-semester break, I will have 2 weeks off and during those two weeks, I'll continue to walk the Te Araroa - New Zealand's Trail" ... See MoreSee Less

Well its been a few days since we updated you on Troys Tramping progress walking Te Araroa - New Zealands Trail from Bluff.  Just had an update through from Troy    Ive got some bad news, I am going to have to put the Te Araroa on hold until the temperatures in the South Island cool down significantly. We had started walking from Queenstown to Arrowtown, then started the Arrowtown track towards Wanaka and after about 1 hour of walking we both got heatstroke and got quite sick. The temperatures have been sticking to 30+ degrees in Otago and Canterbury, and the next sections of our walk are completely exposed to the sun walking through tussock valleys and alpine ridges. Personally, we think it is too dangerous to continue with the heatwave.   As soon as the weather starts to cool down on my first-semester break, I will have 2 weeks off and during those two weeks, Ill continue to walk the Te Araroa - New Zealands Trail

 

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Troy, we understand - personal safety first. Looking forwards to you continuing where you left off.

That's no good ☹️☹️you've done so much preparation!

Big shout out to Trek Bicycle for our two new Trek Caliber 8 bikes which arrived last week. They are awesome and guaranteed to be popular! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks TREK

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Perry Outdoor Education Trust

Hey guys that’s awesome! Love your footage looks amazing.

Troys Tramping
We did it! Managed to walk from bluff to Queenstown; besides having to skip a tiny section due to some problems with blisters. The final walk to Queenstown via the Greenstone river was quite beautiful, but the heat has been very immense. Finja and I are both looking forward to starting again after a few days rest heading to Wanaka.

Also, make sure to check out my Give a Little page that is supporting Perry Outdoor Education Trust, an awesome chartiable trust that is enabling more and more New Zealand youth into the outdoors givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/trekking-the-south-island-to-enable-new-zealand-yo/questions
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Thanks so much for your support The Lion Foundation. Your support is massive! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks so much for your support The Lion Foundation.  Your support is massive!
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