El Rancho Activities

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Our extensive range of activities provide great team building opportunities for kids and adults alike – just north of Wellington.

We have a professional team of instructors whose primary goal is to provide a fun interactive learning experience, with safety as their top priority.

Our camp activities are all Outdoors Mark certified which means they have been audited and meet the highest safety standards set by Work Safe NZ.

We are certified to a Premium level, which goes over and above what is required for the activities we offer.  Click here for a closer look at our certification.
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Outdoors Mark certificate 2023

If you'd like to make the most of what El Rancho has to offer, you can book an activity programme.

Your programme will be tailor made based on your camp objectives/values, age & ability and budget.

The package options are priced per participant for the full stay with a minimum of 20 participants. 

Packages include a programme from start to finish and can include a mixture of all in and rotational activities.

We also have packages available for groups who may only want to book a couple of activities to enjoy throughout their stay.

Our Group Booking Co-ordinators will be able to guide you on the option that will best suit your group.

**PLEASE NOTE** that most of our activities incur a fee, are subject to availability and need to be booked prior to your stay.  

If you're keen to try anything, please let our bookings team know well ahead of your arrival.

Activities that should be available without prior booking are Swimming Pool (in season), Waterslide, Mini Golf, Disc Golf, Discover El Rancho, Orienteering, Petanque, Tennis and Trampolines.

We have just launched our new look activity programmes...

...lots of the old favourites, along with new options, all packaged together in a whole new way...


The exciting line up of activities that are instructed by our team includes:
  • Kauri Climb - Indoor Rock Climbing along with Crate Stacking

  • River Adventure - Tubing down the Waikanae River alongside El Rancho

  • Rancho Raceway - Go Karts teamed with Remote Control Cars

  • Horse Experience - a great, beginner level introduction to Horse Riding

  • Animal Survival - an adventure game of survivor combined with tag

  • Paddle & Pontoon - a fun team challenge Raft Building along with Kayaking on our Pond​​​​​​

  • Slingshot Paintball - practice your aim in our Slingshot Alley then enjoy an epic game of Paintball



Here's just some of our Self-Led options:
  • Bonfire - sit alongside and toast your marshmellows

  • Waterslide - whizz down our fun, purpose built slide

  • Glow Dodgeball - next level with black lights and neon

  • Disc Golf - from each tee, throw frisbee discs towards the basket

  • Team Extreme - the perfect activity for building trust and unity in a team

  • Tag and Target - traditional Archery aiming at targets, along with our Soft Archery tag game

  • Chapel Challenge - an indoor escape room challenged teamed with outdoor scavenger hunt

  • Wilderness Survival - work through survival scenarios like building shelters and starting a fire

We have lots more options too...that our team will be happy to tell you about!