Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.  

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Say YES to Phase 1 at Mount Cook. Our activities encompass the NCS ethos and encourage everyone to:

  • Challenge themselves

  • Build skills for life

  • Achieve personal goals

  • Work together as a unit

We will work with you to create a bespoke package tailored to the needs of your group. Download our sample itinerary here.

Our purpose-built Centre offers full board accommodation for up to 184 people, with a choice of en suite bedrooms or glamping pods. Learn more about our accommodation -


“I have just returned from my stay with NCS and I just wanted to thank you all for the amazing time and opportunities you have given me. Firstly, the accommodation was wonderful and the staff always had a smile on there face despite the fact that in our excitement, we were all probably annoyingly loud. I loved how well the team got on and how approachable you all were. This definitely made everyone more relaxed and comfortable, allowing us to bond as a group almost instantly.

I would also like to thank your instructors for both there understanding and support through our stay. For my first activity, abseiling, nerves got the better of me and both Rory and Dom were brilliant in making me realise that it was okay not to have done it because I pushed myself as far as I could. By the second day, Rory had convinced me to try the rock climbing and despite not having made it to the top, I am grateful for the encouragement that meant I actually gave it a go and made it further than I thought was possible. By the last day, I completed both the leap of faith and high ropes. I have gained so much confidence on this trip and I think I have now found something I really enjoy and would love to do again. In my short stay I have come so far, going from not being able to give my first activity a go to completing my last confidently.

So, I want to thank everyone at mount cook for the support I have been given over the 5 days I was there. I have come away from it with so much more confidence, it’s unbelievable. I would love to return one day to give the abseiling and rock climbing another go, now I have realised that if I trust myself and the instructors, I can in fact succeed. Before I came to mount cook I had no idea what I wanted to do when I finish school, however, my stay has also made me think about how rewarding it would be to work at a centre such as yours, giving others an experience just as fabulous as mine and helping them become more determined and confident in themselves.
— NCS Participant, June 2017

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