After Outward Bound my life took a completely different turn. I now believe I can choose and make my own destiny.
When you come to Outward Bound, there are items that you will need to bring with you and items that we will supply. As for the things that you need to bring - we encourage you to borrow as many items as you can, or buy second hand!
Check out our course gear list for a full run down and some hot tips on what to bring and what not to.
If you're looking for the complete Outward Bound experience, our 21 day Masters course is the one for you.
Many of our 8 day participants leave wishing they had more time at Anakiwa. Find out more about the Masters course.
The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it! You must be able to comfortably run 3km in under 25 minutes, plus complete a full day's physical activity.
There are varying fitness requirements for these courses:
Discovery/Professional/Leaps and Bounds: Fast walk or run 3km in under 25 minutes
Aspire: Walk a minimum of 2kms and five flights of stairs (walking sticks ok).
Check out our guide to getting fit and healthy for OB.
When the opportunity arose for Graeme Mead to attend the Discovery Masters course, he grabbed it with both hands.Read Graeme's Story
Amber got stronger, fitter and overcame her fears to reach OB. Find out how.
Joanna made time in her family life to reach OB. Find out how.
Ollie worked on his fitness, diet and lifestyle to get to OB. Find out how.