For the Hireme whānau of Bay of Plenty, attending Outward Bound is part of their family kaupapa, so much so that koro James has a plaque he hands down to his mokopuna. We talk to James and his grandson Tyler.
Celebrating over 60 years of commitment to OB
Ever wondered who makes sure there are extra socks, boots, thermals and raincoats available to students who don’t own those items? Or who is responsible for all the washing at OB? Or who came up with the ingenious idea for our poo plant?
Adapted Courses Funding Appeal
OBNZ needs to raise $24,809 to be able to run two new courses for disabled young people. The great news is that all donations will be MATCHED thanks to several generous donors. Every dollar you give will be DOUBLED to help disabled young people.
Learning to Lead
Nine years ago Wellington’s Gareth Jeune was scaling cliff faces, traversing ranges and jumping into the cold waters of Tōtaranui / Queen Charlotte Sound on his Outward Bound BETA course.
Our deconstructed Banoffee Pie is an easy winner, and we mean easy! It’s a perfect dessert to whip up quickly with basic pantry ingredients.
Alysha's year of cleaning up NZ
Remember Alysha and her awesome pledge to pick up 100,000 pieces of rubbish across NZ in 2019 to raise funds for another student? Well, it was an interesting journey. Read her highs and lows
Anakiwa needs a new safety launch
OB has been working hard to raise the funds needed for a new safety launch and thanks to generous gifts from our supporters we have raised $430,000 so far! Now we need a helping hand to reach our final target.
Solo Experience a Highlight for Assurity NZ’s Catherine Saganic
Catherine Saganic shares her learnings from completing our 5-day Women in Leadership course. "The course was an experience that is so hard to articulate to people who haven’t been - it was completely life-changing.”
Opening of the Levene Lodge
We recently opened the much anticipated Levene Lodge staff accommodation! Named after our patron Sir David Levene and blessed by Te Ātiawa, the lodge has been sustainably designed to house our instructors and have a light footprint.
Hillary 71 back together… 50 years on
In October 1969, 14 young men met in Anakiwa and would become Hillary watch 71. Fifty years on, in November 2019, nine of the watch members got together in Picton for a weekend reunion.
Two years ago, at age 40, Christchurch based Lisa Phillips took part in the low impact 8-day Aspire course. Lisa shares her amazing journey with us and the excitement of discovering a whole new side of herself. Read more
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. Read more
John Hebron was one of the original Outward Bound instructors at Anakiwa. John remembers the early days of Outward Bound well and has the lasting legacy of being the person to discover the onsite rock wall! Read more
Over 30 years on from her OB experience, Julie Porter still holds OB close to her heart. With partner Charles she created Heritage Sailing Tasmania, a Not for Profit entity that runs the historic tall ship, ketch SV Rhona H. Read more
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. Read more