For those willing to step outside their comfort zone. Outward Bound offers the unique opportunity to make new friends, connect with the natural world, and possibly even find something in yourself that you never knew was there.
Blake's Ka Mahi Scholarship
With the help of a Ka Mahi Scholarship, Otago Unversity student Blake Porteous was able to attend a 21-day Outward Bound Classic course. We caught up with Blake to see what he got out of his OB course and why he'd recommend others to apply for a scholarship.
Anakiwa: A Place For All
At Outward Bound, understanding and respecting the diversity of people and culture is a key objective for all our courses. We asked six students from a range of backgrounds to share their stories with you.
Lexi's Ka Mahi Scholarship Journey
Lexi Kerr applied for a Ka Mahi scholarship to help her get to OB. We caught up with Lexi to see how OB has made an impact on her life and what advice she'd give others wanting to apply for a scholarship.
How an Outward Bound Experience Inspired a Lawyer to Partnership
Sarah Scott, a partner at the Simpson Grierson law firm in Christchurch, completed an Outward Bound Professional course in 2014. As she explains, her experience in Anakiwa has filtered into and influenced many aspects of her professional life.
Meet Natasha Dominey
We caught up with YMCA tutor Natasha Dominey who took part on our Connect course designed specifically to build the skills and confidence of individuals working with NZ youth. Natasha describes her OB experience as life-changing on many levels.
Life After OB - Keeping the Momentum
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!
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. Read more
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. Read more
Twelve years ago Southland's Julia Colhoun was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but she has not let that stand in the way of taking on various challenges. Julia recently returned to Anakiwa to take part in our Activate course. Read more
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. Read more
Outward Bound had such a positive impact on Breanna's life that she wants other people to have the opportunity to experience OB too. In the summer of 2018/2019 Breanna will be swimming the Cook Strait to fundraise for OB. Read more
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. Read more
After receiving a scholarship to attend Outward Bound, Danielle asked her community to help cover the remaining portion of her course fee and travel costs. Through Danielle's initiative and the generosity of her community, she was able to get to Outward Bound. Read more