Venturers: Inferno 2016

The New Zealand Venture is the reason we are doing this. Inferno! will be the 13th New Zealand Venture, and will have around 500 Australians and 500 Kiwis all joining together for 10 days of adventure, activities and parties. The Venture is split into two sections: Phase 1 and Phase 2.

Phase 1

4th - 8th January

The first half of the Venture will be Phase 1, also known as the 'Expeditions'. For this you will be split into Units of 9 Venturers and 1 Leader, with a mix of genders, ages and nationalities to ensure you meet as many different people as possible. There will be 12-20 different expeditions throughout the North Island to choose from, with a wide variety of choice and prices. You will spend the 5 days together completing the various activities, as well as cooking, camping and socializing with your Unit and those on your expedition.

More information will be released in the coming months, but some expeditions in the past have included (combinations of):

  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cycling Tour
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Bushcraft
  • Amazing Race
  • Scuba Diving
  • Abseiling
  • Rockclimbing
  • Caving
  • Survivor
  • Fishing
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing/City Tourism
  • Dance
  • Farming

The range of activities means there is definitely something for everyone, and the Venture Organizing Committee will do their absolute best to match your preferences. Some may even help to achieve a recognized qualification, such as Scuba Diving, or help you towards your Queen Scout award!

The costs will vary, but there will be a range to ensure they are accessible for everyone. Costs and details will be made available as soon as we receive them from the New Zealand Venture Organising Committee, and well in advance of final payment dates.

  • Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Bouldering
  • Beach Base
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking
  • High Ropes
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Fishing
  • Rafting

Phase 2

9th - 13th January

After Phase 1 Expeditions are done, everyone returns to the Venture site for Phase 2, where the party really starts! With all 1000+ Ventures back on site, stories are swapped and more friendships are made. Over the next 5 days you will have the opportunity to participate in a range of awesome activities both on and off site.

On-site Activities

There will be a range of on-site activities for Phase 2, where you simply rock up and participate. Almost all are free and included in the cost, and those that are not are very reasonable. Activities in the past have included canoeing, rockclimbing, swimming, arcade games, crate stacking, construction and destruction, chill-out zone (with pool tables and table tennis), challenge valley, paintball, movies, horizontal bungee, aerial wrestling, Rover cafe - the list goes on! In 2013, a local radio station even came onsite and broadcast live across New Zealand and online for the entire Phase 2 - with Venturers being the hosts and DJs all day every day!

Off-site Activities

As well as all of Phase 2's on-site inclusions, there will be a range of off-site activities on offer as well. Trips into town to explore Rotorua, or half/full day excursions to try an extra activity (or do one again!) will be available. More details on these activities will come in the following months.

Night Activities

This is a Venture, meaning the fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down! The night entertainment is awesome, with DJs, bands, and a variety of themed and secret events to make sure you enjoy every moment!