Orientation Aotearoa was based in Shelly Bay, nestled between ocean and tree-clad hills. We are deeply grateful to the wild and beautiful land that supported our kaupapa and community. Our programme was hosted in the former Sergeants’ Mess, Airforce Barricks.
Shelly Bay’s unique landscape very much sculpted our experiences. The forest and coastline were our extended classroom, exposing us to the raw, wild elements of nature. We are also grateful to the resident penguins that lived beneath the floorboards and the dolphins and orcas that swam into the bay to contribute to the occasional workshop!