With accommodation in cabins for up to 100, separate staff / leader quarters, a commercial kitchen and main lodge, TSB TOPEC caters for large and small school groups as well as weddings, corporate team building and private functions. The environmentally sustainable Eco Lodge offers an off-the-grid accommodation option available for hire through BachBreak or as part of your private function booking. Two upgraded modern learning environment classrooms (plus the great outdoors classroom) complete the set-up, making TSB TOPEC an outdoor centre of Education and Recreation excellence.

Main Lodge

Main Lodge

  • Comfortably seats 30 people in the lounge area
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Whiteboard
  • Heated with a log burner
  • Wheelchair access ramp
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • Easy ‘double-door’ access to bring in equipment or display stands
  • Can be booked for lectures, slideshows, presentations, product launches and other family events
  • Broadband connection facility available

Eco Leadership Lodge

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A high spec accommodation block – sleeping up to 15 adults based on sustainability principles. The main two-storey structure utilises recycled shipping containers that have been refurbished and adapted to provide a contemporary, functional, cosy and environmentally friendly accommodation area. Lighting is provided by solar energy which is a feature of the communal living space, construction and cabinetry materials have been recycled where possible, hot water by LPG.

The central area is a great place to unwind at the end of a long day or can be used as an area for data displays and presentations.

The building is a model for sustainable living in the 21st century.

Commercial Kitchen


  • Self catering or semi catering for large groups
  • 2 large commercial grade ovens with hobs
  • Commercial toaster
  • Commercial dishwasher
  • 2 fridges and chest freezer for your use
  • Microwave

Davidson Lodge “The Classroom”

  • Comfortably seats 30 people with desks
  • Separate classroom; meeting / dining area
  • Large Data / TV screen
  • Projector
  • SMART Whiteboard
  • Heated
  • Wheelchair access ramp
  • Full Kitchen facilities
  • Large deck surrounds the building
  • Easy ‘double-door’ access to bring in equipment or display stands
  • Can be booked for lectures, slideshows, presentations, product launches and other events
  • Wifi



  • Cabins can sleep up to 80 people.

Climbing / Abseiling / Bouldering Walls

Climbing Wall

  • 3 walls – vertical, overhanging and an abseil wall.
  • 10m high tower equipped with top ropes.
  • 4-sided bouldering wall

High Ropes Course ( Native Course )

High Ropes

  • Situated in stand of Native trees onsite
  • Purpose built facility
  • The High Ropes Course consists of three circuit challenges with flying fox descent – 3 wire bridge, flying kiwi, high traverse, centipede, dangling duo.

Low Ropes Course

Low Ropes

  • The Low Ropes Course consists of circuits and separate elements
  • Ideal for any age
  • Encourages communication and teamwork
  • Available to hire for visiting groups with TSB TOPEC instructor

Tail race

Tail Race

  • Controlled, artificial streamway from Power Station
  • 200m long, grade 2 rapids
  • Easy access onto Waiwhakaiho river ( grade 2/3 )
  • Large eddy to practice your rolling or for flat water / slow moving water group sessions
  • Excellent venue for river safety education
  • Great for introduction to rafting

Waiwhakaiho River

Waiwhakaiho River

  • The Waiwhakaiho River borders the TSB TOPEC campus
  • Ideal for coaching all kinds of paddling skills – kayaking, rafting, bugging
  • Runs as a grade 2 / 3 white-water trip that runs through the city of New Plymouth to the Sea

Swimming Hole

Swimming Hole

  • Swimming hole on the Waiwhakaiho River, just a short walk from the TSB TOPEC campus
  • A great way to end a hot day of activities

Scenic Reserve

Scenic Reserve

  • Acres of dense, beautiful bush right on our doorstep
  • Packed with paths and scenic walks for all residents to enjoy
  • Several permanent orienteering courses
  • Site of natural and historic interest
  • Ideal for team development exercises and navigation skills coaching
  • Location for the infamous Mud Run!!!!