First year university student Dima Alsheikh recently completed an Outward Bound ‘Southern Cross’ course; her experience was so profound she is passing the baton on to her younger siblings in the hope they too will discover there is 'more in them'.
Feeding the Good Taniwha
Our Hiringa schools course has been offered to Year 12 students in the Auckland region since 2013. In 2019, a second Hiringa course was added. Read how these courses have had a positive impact on the lives of these 28 students.
"Being at Outward Bound showed me how happy I can be. I came back more confident and found what I’m capable of." Paige's journey to Outward Bound wasn't easy. But she is now excited about the future and unlocking her potential since completing her course.
Bound For Adventure
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.
Interested our Professional Courses but not sure what you'll get out of it? Hear it from Andy Milne, Commercial Manager at ASB, who tells us how his time at Anakiwa has refined his leadership skills and made him more effective at work. Read more
The Beatles sang all about it. But sexagenarian and Scott Watch legend Jan Blythe has actually done it. A day before her 65th birthday, Jan completed a Masters course in one of our coldest June's on record. She loved it! Read more
Anna McNuff has completed her jaw-dropping 80 marathons up the length of NZ to raise money for OB. She returned home to the UK after experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Catch up on her incredible story of determination. Read more