For Ages 27+ Duration 21 days

Perfect for those looking to shake life up, the Masters course gives you the momentum to make a real change to your everyday.

If Outward Bound has been a long-held ambition or if you’ve reached a turning point in life, this is your chance to step out of your routine and invest in yourself. Let go of your preconceived beliefs about your own ability and return home in control, ready to lead the life you want to live.

I think I discovered myself, mentally, physically and spiritually and was challenged in every one of these elements to its maximum. Perhaps even beyond what I thought I was capable of. It was an opportunity to push myself into a new territory of resilience, stretch myself to new heights, drive myself above old horizons and find new pinnacles of achievement and success.

I have also found friends with whom I shared an experience of a lifetime. We developed a bond that will be very hard to break. For me, that is what Outward Bound is all about.


Graeme Mead



Bookings & Fees

We are currently unable to take bookings from people living outside of New Zealand until further notice. 

2 Mar 2022 – 22 Mar 2022

$4,595 (incl. GST)

Fully booked

5 Nov 2022 – 25 Nov 2022

$4,995 (incl. GST)

Spaces available

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Masters is the complete 21 day Outward Bound adventure for adults, with a strong focus on reflection and sharing life experiences with your peers. You'll take on all of the classic Outward Bound activities - bush, water and height activities - alongside 13 others, all from different walks of life, with different insights and stories to share.


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...

We understand it can be difficult to balance your commitments with a course. Try involving and engaging your employer in your Outward Bound programme. Explain what you'll get out of it and how your effectiveness at work should also improve.

For inspiration on how to manage taking time out of work, watch David's story.

You’ll experience a range of activities while on your course, kayaking, sailing, ropes course, rock climbing and tramping.

  • On the water - kayaking, sailing, canoeing
  • Up high - ropes course, rock climbing, abseiling,
  • In the bush - tramping, solo, camping
  • For your community - service projects, environmental
  • For you - goal setting, values, running

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.

View all our Frequently Asked Questions

Course Stories

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