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!
As Dick Hubbard steps down as a member of the Outward Bound NZ Board, he reflects on how the lessons he learned from attending a course in 1964 as a fresh-faced 18 year old saved the cereal company from collapse. Read more
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. Read more
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