I swapped social media for adventure, worries for quality chats with new friends and my comfort zone for some crazy and unforgettable experiences.
The fitter you are, the more you will get out of your course. For our standard 8 or 21 day courses, you will need to be able to run 3km in under 25 minutes and complete a full day of activities. Some other courses have varying fitness requirements (eg Aspire, Discovery, Leaps and Bounds, Navigator and Compass)
Check out our guide to getting fit and healthy for OB.
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.
Yes our courses meet or exceed the requirements for Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award (DoE) at the Gold level.
Learn more here.
Amber got stronger, fitter and overcame her fears to reach OB. Find out how.
Rosie raised her course fee through fundraising. Check out her story.