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Outward Bound is New Zealand's leading organisation for showing people their full potential through outdoor challenge and adventure.

We believe in experiential learning - or learning through doing. That means students take responsibility over the challenge ahead of them. Whether that's leading the way on an expedition or managing their team to complete a kayak journey.

Our focus lies in building transferable skill and attitudes that remain far beyond a participant's time with us. Lessons learnt are applicable to work, study, home - and they last for life.

Tales of Outward Bound, from 1964 to today

My Course, Life after OB

After becoming inspired by ex-instructor Doug Hutchinson's tales of his time as an instructor in 1964, Serpil decided to dig a little deeper into the history of Outward Bound and how the school operates today. The result is a dynamic and engaging radio documentary giving from varying perspectives on OB, from the early 60's to today. Read more


Inspirational, Professional

Led by Mindfulness trainer, mindful leadership consultant, speaker and coach - Maya Nova, our new Wellbeing Course takes traditional mindfulness practices and blends them with the classic elements of an Outward Bound experience. Read more


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