Inspirational Stories

Inspirational Stories

Going the extra mile

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. Read more

Charity walk from Bluff to top of South Island

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. Read more

MS – Stands for Mighty Strong

MS – Stands for Mighty Strong

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

Taylor's Transformation After OB

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. Read more

Lizzie's journey to Outward Bound

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. 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

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