Welcome to TOPEC

At TSB TOPEC we are committed to helping people connect with the outdoors. We provide activities, training and educational opportunities that allow for individuals and groups to challenge themselves and develop new skills.

We are operating safely within the COVID-19 Protection Framework and look forward to welcoming you on site.


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

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An integral part of the philosophy promoted at TSB TOPEC is our kaupapa:


TSB TOPEC is managed by the TOPEC Trust and is a registered charity, set up by Taranaki Secondary Schools and Service groups, specifically to run the centre.

Our staff are amongst the most experienced, committed, and competent outdoor enthusiasts. The location, facilities, and specialist equipment here at TSB TOPEC allow for us to provide experiences that exceed expectations.

School courses created to meet classroom-needs, residential courses, NCEA credit courses, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and myriad outdoor pursuit qualifications are just some of the offerings available at TSB TOPEC. There are also options for hiring of facilities.

Our centre is located on the banks of the Waiwhakaiho River, just outside of New Plymouth, and is situated in an area that allows us to make the most of the sea, rivers, bush and our mounga.

Read our TSB Topec Strategic Plan 2021 – 2025