Matariki - NEW FOR 2017!

For ages 18-26 Duration 15 days

Imagine 15 days away to refocus and refresh. Imagine one of the biggest adventures of your life. 

Be amongst the first to experience Matariki Outward Bound-style. This 15 day course invites you to take stock, reflect, and plan for the year ahead. We’ll get you playing in the sunlight and sleeping under the stars. You’ll experience the best of winter through the warmth of new friendships. It’s the short adventure to last a lifetime. It’s your time to celebrate change.

Limited places - book fast to take your place as one of the first of our Matariki participants.

I have learnt how to trust myself, my decisions, my body, my spirit. I have gained a confidence that I would not have discovered alone.

Angel Chan

Bookings & Fees

Price and available dates below

Sunday 4 June 2017 – Sunday 18 June 2017

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

Course fees (per person incl. GST): $3,295.00

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Some of our commonly asked questions answered...

While the Classic course runs for 21 days, Matariki is slightly shorter – 15 days long – to give you another option to consider if you’re unable to commit to a longer time away. Matariki is also designed to have a stronger focus on self-reflection set within the context of team-based outdoor activities.

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).

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