For emerging talent Duration 8 days

The Compass course is designed for those early in their career. It is focused on developing personal confidence and a strong sense of self-responsibility.

This course will challenge and ignite a passion for continual learning and boost motivation to achieve in a team. It will challenge participants to strive for greatness and will help them understand the value of communicating face to face with colleagues and customers.

Our courses are designed to be mentally, emotionally, and physically challenging for the average participant. Activities occur in all weather conditions and can include off-track tramping, camping outside (sometimes alone), whitewater and surf kayaking, running, sailing, swimming, rockclimbing and high-ropes. Learn more

I have returned from a very inspiring Compass Course at Outward Bound in Anakiwa. From start to finish the whole Outward Bound experience was professional, educational and extremely inspirational.

Sophie Irving


Please note, from June our Compass course will become Outward Bound Professional. See details here.



Bookings & Fees

Price and available dates below

Saturday 20 May 2017 – Saturday 27 May 2017

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Course fees (per person incl. GST): $2,899.00

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Yes we can help you build a training case to present to your manager to show them the value of an Outward Bound course.

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Compass is for those early on in their careers with the age range varying from 20-35. You might be an apprentice, graduate or simply new to the workforce. However your enthusiasm for personal development is what's most important.

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.

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