Welcome to Outward Bound.
Ready for a fresh perspective? This compact and challenging course will enable you to have some time out, reflect and push your limits. Remind yourself that ‘you can do it’ while you conquer your fears. Take some time to yourself and consider your next opportunities. Discover your potential in the sea, rivers, native bush and mountains and refresh your appreciation for life with a group of like-minded people.
Anakiwa, Queen Charlotte Sound
How fit do I need to be for a course?
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: Fast walk or run 3km in under 25 minutes
Aspire: Walk a minimum of 2kms and five flights of stairs (walking sticks ok).
For information on how to get fit for Outward Bound you can open this document
Get Fit & Smokefree
We have a rigorous safety programme that includes a dedicated safety manager, external safety committee and audits.
We also monitor weather regularly and adjust activities accordingly. We are OutdoorsMark certified. OutdoorsMark is a systems audit for operational safety policies, procedures and practices.
What activities will I do?
You’ll experience a range of activities while on your course, kayaking, sailing, ropes course, rock climbing and tramping.
On the water - kayaking, sailing, canoeing
Up high - ropes course, rock climbing, abseiling,
In the bush - tramping, solo, camping
For your community - service projects, environmental
For you - goal setting, values, running
What will be the ages of others in my group?
Depending on which course you choose, it will be a mix of ages either 16 - 18 (MBS), 18 - 26 (Classic) or 27+ years.
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).
Business Courses Manager
Wednesday 5 November 2014 – Wednesday 12 November 2014
Saturday 23 May 2015 – Saturday 30 May 2015
The complete, in-depth Outward Bound experience. Put life on hold while you face new challenges, re-define your comfort zone and take time to figure out ‘what’s next’.
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.
For ages 27+
Duration 8 days
2 courses a year
Thinking about going on Outward Bound?