Whaia e koe ki te iti kahurangi; ki te tuohu koe, me maunga teitei
Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain


Come to TSB TOPEC and experience, fun, adventure and real challenge. As our Whakatauki explains – the things that mean the most to us are those that we have had to work hard for, the things that have really challenged us.


TSB TOPEC is managed by the TOPEC Trust and is a registered charity, set up by Taranaki Schools and Service groups specifically to run the centre. TSB TOPEC has been in operation for over 25 years with more than 29,000 people experiencing a residential course over the years. All Taranaki Secondary Schools attend courses at TSB TOPEC through the School year as well as many Primary and Intermediate Schools. Community groups also make use of centre to facilitate adventurous programmes.


We are able to offer corporate courses for team building, leadership, staff development or for fun social functions.
TSB TOPEC is situated on the banks of the Waiwhakaiho River, in bush reserve, some 10 kilometres from New Plymouth and is uniquely located to make the best of the sea, surf, rivers, bush and mountain.


An integral part of the philosophy promoted at TSB TOPEC – include the concepts of:
• Manaakitanga - behavior that acknowledges the mana of others as having equal or greater importance than ones own
• Whanaungatanga - the ‘glue’ that connects people to each other, shared experience, values, a sense of belonging, strengthen each member of the group
• Kaitiakitanga - the protection and preservation of the gifts of our ancestors for future generations, or guardianship of the environment caring for self, others and the environment.


Start ticking things off that bucket list now, get off the couch, leave the computer, cell phone and everyday life and get into the Outdoors. At TSB TOPEC we are committed to helping people reconnect with the world/ We do this in the best way possible – through real challenging experiences.


At TSB TOPEC we like to think that we offer activities, training and learning opportunities that allow you to make the most of your skills and ambitions or simply have a great, fun time. Our staff are amongst the most experienced, committed and competent outdoor enthusiasts you could ever hope to meet and it is their unique talents combined with the our facilities and specialist equipment that make a visit to TSB TOPEC so special.


Whether you want a residential course, a holiday in the outdoors, an update on the weather and river and climbing conditions, a chat or a qualification that could help you in your work you will find it here at the Taranaki Outdoor Pursuit Centre.


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