Discovery Masters

For Ages 40+ Duration 8 days

An Outward Bound compact course perfectly tailored to the 40+ age range.

Discovery Masters is a short, sharp re-energiser that’s packed with activity. Conquer your fears as you take on a new challenge each and every day.

Refresh, take time out for yourself away from daily stress as you reassess your priorities.

Discovery Masters is ideal for getting out of a rut and ticking Outward Bound off your bucket list!

After Outward Bound my life took a completely different turn. I now believe I can choose and make my own destiny.

Jonelle Douglas

Bookings & Fees

Discovery Masters will merge with the Discovery course from June 2021. Please refer to the Discovery booking page for further 2021 course dates.

9 May 2021 – 16 May 2021

$2,680 (incl. GST)

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22 May 2021 – 29 May 2021

$2,680 (incl. GST)

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This compact course is high energy with little downtime but still perfectly balanced for those looking for physical challenge and seeking a reflective experience. Like a condensed version of the Masters course, Discovery will challenge any self imposed limitations of your capabilities through a series of outdoor and personal reflection challenges. Over the eight day programme, you'll take on bush, water and height activities, utilising the bush, mountains and waterways of the Marlborough Sounds.






What you'll need

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.

Gear list



Some of our commonly asked questions answered...

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.

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Course Stories

Hear from people who completed a similar course
Want to know what the Discovery Masters course is like from a participant’s point of view?

When the opportunity arose for Graeme Mead to attend the Discovery Masters course, he grabbed it with both hands.

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