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

Coming soon...we're building a zipline!

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Find out more about the Zipline and how you can donate here


Off Peak Special Deal...50% off all Activities!!

Think you can only have fun during the summer months at El Rancho? Then think again!

Book your school, community or church group with us OFF PEAK in either May, June or August and we’ll give you 50% off the price of your choice of exciting onsite activities.
These could include Horse Riding, Rockwall, Air Rifles, Archery, Archery Soft, Go Karts, Wilderness Survival, Chapel Escape and more!!

We have heaters ready to keep you warm and just imagine how much fun you’ll have rugged up around our bonfire toasting marshmellows.

Please note conditions include: new bookings only; minimum 2 night stay; minimum 40 people; camp must be fully catered.


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

If you're keen to give something a try, 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.



A safe and fun introduction to horse
trekking. Group bookings or casual
treks for two people or more available.
Led by El Rancho Instructors.
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A fun introduction to kayaking on our
purpose built pond.
Led by El Rancho Instructors.
Archery 250 x 188

Archery is a great activity for all
age groups.
Archery Soft
Archery Soft

A team activity with soft ended arrows
so you don't just shoot targets but each
other too!
Slingshot Paintball
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Slingshot Paintball for firing at each
other...Slingshot Alley for firing at targets!
Go Karts
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Speed around our purpose built track!
Led by El Rancho Instructors.
250 x 188

Test your climbing skills on our Rockwall,
from beginners to advanced.
Led by El Rancho Instructors.
Crate Stacking
Kyle 250 x 188

The ultimate balance challenge! See how
many crates you can stack - a great 
confidence builder.
Led by El Rancho Instructors.
Team Initiatives
Defence Force Team Initiatives 250 x 188

The perfect activity for building
confidence, trust and unity.
Tubing - Copy

Old fashioned fun cruising down the
Waikanae river.
Led by El Rancho Instructors.
Chapel Escape
CE 250 x 188

An exciting problem solving activity that
pushes the boundaries of lateral thinking! 
Raft Building
Raft building

A great team building activity...accept the
challenge...will it float?!
Led by El Rancho Instructors.
Waterslide 250 x 188

Enjoy the thrill of our super fast
Mini Golf
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Great activity for the kids and families to
spend quality time together.
Disc Golf
DG 250 x 188

Like regular golf but instead throwing
discs into the baskets. Enjoy our scenic
18 hole course.

Swimming Pool
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Outdoor and seasonal. Available from
Labour weekend to Easter.
Burma Trail
250 x 188

Follow the rope through our bush course
while blindfolded!
Wilderness Survival

WS 250 x188

Put your survival skills to the test with
your team.
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Kids love to hang out on our tramps!

Confidence Course
Confidence course

Kids will challenge themselves and learn
to push through fear.
Low Ropes
Low Ropes 250 x 188

A great way to work on balance and
technique without the fear factor.
Discover El Rancho
Discover ER 250 x 188

Follow the map to find hidden symbols
and decipher a mystery Te Reo message.
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A fun outdoor challenge, navigating
between control points marked on a
highly detailed map.
Tennis 250 x 188

Our tennis courts are available all year
round. Borrow racquets from our Office.


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



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+ 64 4 902 6287


icon address 58 Weggery Drive, 
Waikanae Beach, 
Kapiti Coast
New Zealand