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.
Fostering Intercultural Understanding
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.
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
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
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
Outward Bound had such a positive impact on Breanna's life that she wants other people to have the opportunity to experience OB too. In the summer of 2018/2019 Breanna will be swimming the Cook Strait to fundraise for OB. Read more
This is not a drill! Outward Bound is excited to announce a new partnership with No Duff, a New Zealand veteran support charity. In February 2019, 14 veterans will take part in the inaugural No Duff Outward Bound course. Read more
After receiving a scholarship to attend Outward Bound, Danielle asked her community to help cover the remaining portion of her course fee and travel costs. Through Danielle's initiative and the generosity of her community, she was able to get to Outward Bound. Read more
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