Mind Body Soul

For ages 16-18 Duration 21 days

Achieve anything you set your mind to with the Mind, Body, Soul course.

Whether that’s going to uni or polytech, taking on a leadership role at school or simply making new friends. Your action-packed adventure will reveal your true strengths and you’ll spend time with your instructor learning how to apply these skills to everyday life.

With a real sense of independence, ability to set achievable goals and work well within a team, you’ll be open to whatever challenge comes your way.

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

2 Dec 2019 – 22 Dec 2019

$4,435 (pp incl GST)

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6 Jan 2020 – 26 Jan 2020

$4,435 (pp incl GST)

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6 Apr 2020 – 26 Apr 2020

$4,349 (pp incl GST)

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1 Jul 2020 – 21 Jul 2020

$4,349 (pp incl GST)

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Due to rising costs, prices are increasing by 2% on summer courses effective from 1 May 2019. 



We don't like to give too much away at Outward Bound, in fact we take pride in throwing you a few curve balls! What we can tell you is that over 21 days you'll experience bush expeditions, water challenges, sea voyages and height activities in stunning scenery. You’ll spend your time between the school in Anakiwa, and the bush, mountains and waterways of the Marlborough Sounds. Reflection sessions will allow you to consider the importance of your actions in these situations and relate the lessons back to your everyday life.

On top of that, you’ll swim, get muddy, laugh, chill, explore, problem solve, and have an all-round epic time with 13 other new friends and your two instructors.







All activities on our courses are designed to build transferable skills and attitudes.

The Mind, Body, Soul course focuses on helping teens build the independence and leadership qualities to make the most of their final school years and take on the new challenges lying ahead with confidence and self belief.

Of our alumni..

Leadership role

Key outcomes of Mind, Body, Soul include:

  • Greater self belief and acknowledgement of own capabilities
  • Better social skills and friendships
  • More confidence in group situations and better communication skills
  • Positive mindset to take on new challenges
  • Increased resilience and determination
  • A calmer attitude and approach when under pressure
  • Appreciation of diversity and the value of others around you
  • A better ability to deal with change

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...

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) for the following:

 ✔ Silver Adventurous Journey

 Training, Practice and Qualifier

 ✔ Gold Adventurous Journey

 Training, Practice and Qualifier

 ✔ Gold Residential

Learn more here.

View all our Frequently Asked Questions

Course Stories

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Want to see more of the Mind Body Soul course?

Check out our video of the incredible 21 day experience


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Break the Barrier

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

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.

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