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3561 State Highway 2, Tutira, 4181

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

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An important role of Guthrie-Smith is outdoor and environmental education


Guthrie-Smith Tutira Education Centre

Guthrie-Smith Tutira offers a multi-faceted learning environment for all age groups, with a wide variety of programmes that also includes a unique environmental education programme.

Download our brochure for schools here.


Read here what teachers say about Guthrie-Smith.

Guthrie Smith Outdoor Education

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Accommodation for up to 50 includes: Ideally suited for:
Bunk rooms School groups
Well appointed kitchen Family groups
Meeting / dining room with fire Interest groups
Ablution block Corporate team building groups
Drying room
Programmes on offer: Additional activities close by:
High and low ropes course Shines Fall
Flying Kiwi Bellbird Bush
Orienteering Holts Forest
Water activities – kayaking, rafting Boundary Stream Inland Island
Project Adventure – team building activities Lake Opouahi Kiwi Crèche
Guided Arboretum walks White Pine Bush
Environmental education package* – this includes an in-school session prior to a session at Guthrie-Smith Tutira Lake Tutira and Country Park

Red Admiral Butterfly on Kowhai flowerAll our programmes can be combined in any way that suits your group.  Our instructors are qualified and highly experienced.

Everyone welcome

Use of the Education Centre is not limited to schools and, subject to bookings, is available to all interest groups associated with the greater understanding and enjoyment of all aspects relating to the natural environment.

For further information or bookings, please contact our Curator.

Environmental education

EducationAll About Trees is a comprehensive resource created by Dr Amelia McQueen that supports an Inquiry Learning model to explore opportunities within the Arboretum.  Children are encouraged to be actively involved in the learning experiences and come away with a new appreciation of their natural environment (and feel a bit tired from clambering around the hills).  This curriculum based programme is suited to Year 4 upwards and can be tailored to meet specific Learning Outcomes.

Lynne Arnold, Environ-educator is available to work with teachers to provide hands-on learning using All About Trees.  With many years of primary teaching experience, Lynne conducts an introductory session at your school about the Arboretum and your chosen focus.  She then leads a follow up session at Guthrie-Smith Tutira as part of a full day, part day, or in-camp experience, as your need dictates.

Graphical information visually supports the learning opportunities, with an increasing number of fact-rich signs around the 90 hectares.

Read here what the kids say about Guthrie-Smith.

Education centre_1Environmental education.  Free initial booking

Book our All About Trees programme* and there will be no charge for our Environmental educator, Lynne Arnold.   Only applies to first booking per school, irrespective whether the time at Guthrie-Smith Tutira is as a full day, part day, or in-camp activity.  Visit or camp charges will still apply.

For further information or bookings, please contact our Curator.