A Piece of Paradise

on Banks Peninsula

Covid-19 – Operating in ORANGE

Please see specific guidance on the pages below regarding our operations in the Orange setting.

Described as Canterbury’s best kept secret YMCA Wainui Park on Banks Peninsula is your one-stop-shop for accommodation, conference, camping and outdoor programmes.  Wainui Park is a favourite venue for a huge number of schools, community groups and corporate groups from all over the South Island.

We have something to offer all types of groups, as well as a camp ground open to families and individuals.


wainui 3Many school groups come to Wainui to enjoy a wide range of activities with a team of staff whose expertise lies predominantly in running school camping programmes and adventure based learning.

Click here for more information about School Groups

Corporate & Community Groups

DCIM121GOPRO Corporate and community groups can utilise Wainui Park for a conference, retreat or team building experience that offers something quite different to an urban location.

Click here for more information about Corporate & Community Groups




wainui 6Want to make a difference and have the experience of a lifetime? We employ a core team of volunteer instructors from all over the world who enjoy working with young people and love the outdoors, from September to May.

Click here for more about Volunteering Opportunities


YMCA Wainui Park has casual camping available all through the year.
Wainui is the perfect base to explore Akaroa, the secret beaches of the Banks Peninsula and escape from it all.

Click here for more information about our Campground




OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWainui Park offers a wide range of accommodation types, from tent site camping, cabin bunk rooms, to lodge-style ensuite conference accommodation.

Click here for more information on our Facilities


Wainui 9 From high ropes to coasteering, kayaking to giant swing, our highly trained and enthusiastic volunteer staff team will ensure you have memories and an experience that will last a life time.

Click here to see some of our activities




P 03 304 8460 E wainui@ymcachch.org.nz

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