'Ekea kā tiritiri o te moana… Ascend to the heights of your aspirations'.
Aoraki Bound is a 20-day cultural and personal journey, developed collaboratively by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Outward Bound for all New Zealanders. After spending 8 days at Outward Bound, you will journey from Anakiwa to the Arahura, finishing at the base of Aoraki (Mount Cook). This journey course builds leadership, cultural awareness and personal development.
Our courses are designed to be mentally, emotionally, and physically challenging. Activities occur in all weather conditions and can include off-track tramping, camping outside, whitewater and surf kayaking, running, sailing, swimming, rock climbing and high-ropes. Aoraki Bound includes cultural components of te reo Māori, haka, waiata, Ngāi Tahu migration and history, pōwhiri and more.
I credit Aoraki Bound with being the catalyst for change in my life and my reconnection to my taha Māori, to walk in the footsteps of my tīpuna was truly empowering and gave me the ability to forge a new path of my own.
Aoraki Bound Participant
To find out more visit www.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/whanau/aoraki-bound/