Before Outward Bound I wanted to change. I lacked direction and was in a stressful place. During Outward Bound, I flourished and discovered the ways I wanted to grow. Here's my personal account of OB and my life afterwards.
Sithmi Invites you to support OB
Kia ora, my name is Sithmi. Last year I completed a 21-day Outward Bound Mind Body Soul course. When I first stepped onto the jetty, I fell in love with Anakiwa - a beautiful masterpiece created by mother nature.
Alysha's goal to clean up NZ
OB Champion Alysha has a goal to raise funds for Outward Bound by collecting 100,000 pieces of rubbish in 2019 across New Zealand's beaches, rivers, coasts, forests and public areas. Keep an eye on her progress here!
Instructing the Instructors
Meg Ryan, current OB Course Design Manager and past OB instructor, shares with us what really goes on during staff training at Outward Bound NZ. And you’ll be happy to hear that yes, even OB instructors get scared!
Going the Extra Mile
Wellingtonian Breanna Ward swam the Strait in 7hours 26mins on Saturday 1st December, 2018 to raise funds for the Outward Bound Champion programme. We caught up with Breanna to chat about the swim and what she's planning next.
Charity walk from Bluff to top of South Island
While most university students tend to relax after finishing their exams, one OB Alumni has strapped on her tramping pack and is currently on a 75-day walk of the South Island. Check out her inspiring story here.
Taylor's Transformation After OB
Hi, I'm Taylor and my life has changed completely in just a few months. I’ve gone from being on the benefit, spending my time drinking with no direction in life, to having a great job that gives me a real sense of purpose and pride.
New partnership with No Duff announced
This is not a drill! Outward Bound is excited to announce a new partnership with No Duff, a New Zealand veteran support charity. In February 2019, 14 veterans will take part in the inaugural No Duff Outward Bound course.
Lizzie's journey to Outward Bound
Hi I’m Lizzie, and I received a scholarship to do an Outward Bound Horizons course – a course specially designed for people with disabilities. Something that wouldn't be possible without the generosity of people that donate to Outward Bound.
New Watch House Opening
Say hello to Blake and Huria! An additional 335 students will be able to experience Outward Bound each year with the official opening of a new double watch-house designed by architectural designer and OB alumni Marg Robinson.
After completing our Women in Leadership course, Anna, Lisa and Stacey share the learning they could take forward into leadership and the adventures they had on our Women in Leadership course in the Marlborough Sounds. Read more
Since completing a Classic course in July 2016, OB alumni Florence Hinder has been putting her engineering talents to use in Madagascar by helping develop a water source for a community of 1300 people. Read more
Say hello to Blake and Huria! An additional 335 students will be able to experience Outward Bound each year with the official opening of a new double watch-house designed by architectural designer and OB alumni Marg Robinson. Read more
We caught up with Kris Ward who completed a Classic course in Feb 2015. He loved sailing around the Marlborough Sounds so much that he’s now logged over 30,000 nautical miles working as a deckhand on a privately owned super yacht! Read more
Kia ora my name is Jordan Dwight. I am from Whangarei and I go to Kamo High School. I want to share my story with you because you may have heard how Outward Bound can change lives, but did you know it is also a place of healing? Read more
Each year our Southern Cross students celebrate with a multicultural dinner exchanging recipes from their home countries and the dishes are so delicious we had to share. So here are just a few of the amazing dishes our students have shared – Bon Appetit! Read more