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Conquer your own Mountain
A group of children with paddles at Blue Mountain Adventure Centre

Scale new heights, thunder through rapids or simply stand in awe of Tongariro's majestic beauty ... but the real adventure for everyone that attends The Salvation Army Blue Mountain Adventure Centre will be discovering what they can achieve.


The Salvation Army Blue Mountain Adventure Centre (BMAC) is an outdoor adventure centre in the heart of New Zealand. Our mission is to help people discover and live out their God-given potential through the challenge of adventure.

The centre was established in 1990 and has become a well-known and trusted outdoor education centre that is used by organisations, schools and various groups from around the country. With a strong focus on safety and an enthusiastic team of staff, BMAC is the perfect choice for a safe, fun and memorable adventure.

Surrounded by the stunning adventure playground of Tongariro National Park, BMAC can be a place for reflection, learning, and of course, fun! This natural landscape provides the space for a wide range of outdoor activities and the excellent on-site facilities allow for a comfortable stay.

With many years of combined experience in outdoor leadership and instruction, our team are one of the many reasons people come back year after year. Our staff are trained in outdoor safety management and our centre maintains excellence in safety procedures.

We are totally committed to providing a high-quality experience that will allow your group to grow physically, mentally and spiritually.

Come along for the adventure!

Adventure Activities

We offer the widest range of activities available, with the most cost effective options. We can cater for all ages, from six to 60 years old (or over!). Here's a taste of the full range of adventures and spectacular sites that BMAC has to offer:

  • White water rafting
  • Mountaineering
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing - Wanganui River and Lake Taupo
  • Rockclimbing and abseiling
  • Caving
  • Bushwalking
  • Ropes course
  • Gorging
  • Team initiatives