For ages 27-45 - 8 days - 5 - 10 courses per year

Outward Bound Discovery course

Take time out from family, work and technology with the 8 day Discovery course.

You’ll spend time rediscovering yourself and your values, challenging ingrained limitations of what is possible.

Armed with a new understanding of self, you’ll then focus on your personal and professional goals.

Discovery is a compact Outward Bound experience – ideal if you’re short of time for the full 21 day programme.

It’s a high energy course with little downtime but still perfectly balanced for those looking for physical challenge and those seeking a reflective experience.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Here's a selection of common questions & answers.
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How fit should I be?

For this course you should be able to run or fast walk 3km in under 25 minutes. You should also be able to complete a full day of activities.

To help you boost your fitness and prepare for OB, download our quick guide.

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School Director

Is there a 21 day course for adults?

If you're looking for the complete Outward Bound experience, our 21 day Masters course is the one for you.

Many of our 8 day participants leave wishing they had more time at Anakiwa. Find out more about the Masters course.

Kelly Hamilton

Kelly Hamilton

Course Design Manager

Isn't Outward Bound just for teenagers?

More than three quarters of Outward Bound participants are over 18. Our courses are tailored for whichever phase you're at in life.

Our adult courses place heavy emphasis on re-energising, taking time out for yourself and breaking away from your routine - all things that we face a little later in life.



Training Manager

Bookings & fees

Check out the availability for this course, when it's running, and what it'll cost.

Have you thought about these other courses?


The complete Outward Bound adventure for adults. A perfect catalyst for shaking life up and making a change. Course details

  • Adult courses
  • For ages 27+
  • Duration 21 days
  • 5 courses a year


A low impact version of our 8 day Discovery course, suitable for people with a mild physical impairment. Course details

  • Adult courses, Disability courses
  • For ages 27+
  • Duration 8 days
  • 2 courses per year

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