Marking Life's Stages


Most of our programs are run at the Tui Tree Field in Golden Bay at the top of the South Island.

Rites of Passage

5 day residential Rites of Passage programs for girls and their mothers (Tides) and for boys and their fathers (Tracks) run three times a year during the school holidays.

Rising Tides/Sons

Pre rite of passage weekend programs for girls age 9-11 and their mums, and boys 8-10 and their dads run twice a year.


A 5-day program open to all people ages 18 - 35. An opportunity to connect the wider community into rites of passage work and invites Tracks and Tides whānau to bring a friend or partner who hasn’t journeyed through a rite of passage program before.

Weekend Rites

Once a year, we run weekend residentials for women (Ebb 'n' Flow) and men (Good Men Make Tracks) with an interest in rites of passage, transition & life's stages. This could also be a gateway to being involved in the Tides or Tracks work.

Wilderness Solo

A wilderness solo is a contemporary translation of the ancient ritual of the vision quest, which was held in all corners of the world. Alone in the wilderness...with only yourself, and nature as your companion. This program runs for seven days at Canaan Downs up on top of Takaka Hill in Golden Bay.

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