Classic

For ages 18-26 Duration 21 days

The Classic course gives you the focus and perspective to decide on your future direction. One in four Classic participants told us their course motivated them to find work or start a new career, and 88% left with increased confidence and self-belief.

The Classic is the original and iconic Outward Bound experience, a perfect balance of adventure and reflection. You’ll take time to consider your personal values and work out what’s important.

You’ll find a sense of belonging, leaving Anakiwa with new connections and with a better understanding of yourself and your relationship to the wider world.

I walked away from Outward Bound with inner and outer strength. I felt like I could take on the world and nothing could stop me.

Sammy Jane Garrett

Bookings & Fees

Price and available dates below

Friday 6 January 2017 – Thursday 26 January 2017

If you're interested in this course, you can begin your journey.

Course fees (per person incl. GST): $4,180.00

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Friday 3 February 2017 – Thursday 23 February 2017

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Course fees (per person incl. GST): $4,180.00

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Friday 3 March 2017 – Thursday 23 March 2017

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Course fees (per person incl. GST): $4,180.00

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Monday 10 April 2017 – Sunday 30 April 2017

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Course fees (per person incl. GST): $4,180.00

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Sunday 7 May 2017 – Saturday 27 May 2017

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Course fees (per person incl. GST): $4,180.00

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Monday 3 July 2017 – Sunday 23 July 2017

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Course fees (per person incl. GST): $4,180.00

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Sunday 30 July 2017 – Saturday 19 August 2017

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Course fees (per person incl. GST): $4,180.00

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Sunday 27 August 2017 – Saturday 16 September 2017

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Course fees (per person incl. GST): $4,180.00

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Monday 25 September 2017 – Sunday 15 October 2017

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Course fees (per person incl. GST): $4,180.00

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Friday 3 November 2017 – Thursday 23 November 2017

If you're interested in this course, you can begin your journey.

Course fees (per person incl. GST): $4,180.00

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Friday 1 December 2017 – Thursday 21 December 2017

If you're interested in this course, you can begin your journey.

Course fees (per person incl. GST): $4,180.00

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Course Stories

Hear from people who completed this course
Want to know what the Classic course is like from a participant’s point of view?

Courtney captured and shared her epic Classic course experience on video

Watch now on YouTube

Break the Barrier

Whatever your personal barrier, we'll give you all the advice you need to begin your adventure.

Amber got stronger, fitter and overcame her fears to reach OB. Find out how.

David made space in his working commitments to get to OB. Find out how.

Rosie raised her course fee through fundraising. Check out her story.

FAQs

Some of our commonly asked questions answered...

The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it! You must be able to comfortably run 3km in under 25 minutes, plus complete a full day's physical activity.

There are varying fitness requirements for these courses:

Discovery/Navigator/Compass/Leaps and Bounds: Fast walk or run 3km in under 25 minutes

Aspire: Walk a minimum of 2kms and five flights of stairs (walking sticks ok).

Check out our guide to getting fit and healthy for OB.

Depending on which course you choose, your group will be a mix of ages. Your watchmates will come from all over NZ, from a range of social and cultural backgrounds. Many find life-long friends at Outward Bound.

There will be up to 14 people in your group and you will have two Outward Bound instructors leading you through the activities. Our watches are mixed gender (unless specified).

Yes our courses meet or exceed the requirements for Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award (DoE) at the Gold level.

This includes:

  • Residential Section (5 days 4 nights away from home)
  • Adventurous Journey Training
  • Adventurous Journey Practices

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