For ages 14-15 Duration 7 days

For young people ready for adventure, our new Explorer course for 14-15 year olds is the ideal start to life’s great journey.

With the waterways as your motorways and the bush as your backyard, you’ll get up high, go solo, dig deep and reflect widely on the epic wilderness that is life. Our seven day programme is designed to give you the skills – and friendships – to help you find a clear path for growth.

I swapped social media for adventure, worries for quality chats with new friends and my comfort zone for some crazy and unforgettable experiences.

Courtney Durr

Bookings & Fees

Price and available dates below

12 Apr 2018 – 18 Apr 2018

$2,495 (pp incl GST)

Limited places left

22 Apr 2018 – 28 Apr 2018

$2,495 (pp incl GST)

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Course Stories

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

Courtney captured and shared her epic adventure on video.

Watch now on YouTube

Break the Barrier

Whatever your personal barrier, we'll give you all the advice you need to begin your adventure.

Ollie worked on his fitness, diet and lifestyle to get to OB. Find out how.

Rosie raised her course fee through fundraising. Check out her story.


Some of our commonly asked questions answered...

Letter writing is a great way to keep in touch during your course.

Your friends and family are welcome to send you letters as well. You can find Outward Bounds Anakiwa postal address here.

We will ask you to hand your mobile phone in at the start of your course so you can make the most of your experience and not get distracted. You can use our phone to make and receive calls in an emergency.

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.

Depending on which course you choose, your group will be a mix of ages. Your watchmates will come from all over NZ, from a range of social and cultural backgrounds. Many find life-long friends at Outward Bound.

There will be up to 14 people in your group and you will have two Outward Bound instructors leading you through the activities. Our watches are mixed gender (unless specified).

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