Stories

Stories

Inspiring Alumni - Florence Hinder

Inspiring Alumni - Florence Hinder

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

A once in a lifetime experience - a lifetime ago

A once in a lifetime experience - a lifetime ago

OB Alumni Rose O'Connor gives us a wonderful personal account of witnessing her son's experience at Outward Bound - over 30 years on from her own experience. Read more

New Watch House Opening

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. Read more

From sailing cutters to super yachts

From sailing cutters to super yachts

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

Jordan's story - A place of healing

Jordan's story - A place of healing

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

Delicious winter recipes from our Southern Cross students

Delicious winter recipes from our Southern Cross students

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

Tales of Outward Bound, from 1964 to today

Tales of Outward Bound, from 1964 to today

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