For current and aspiring leaders of the business world Duration 5 days

In Anakiwa, we choose challenge over comfort; commitment over chit chat; outdoor splendor over stuffiness; how to think over what to think. We let you embrace the unknown, look risk in the eye and back yourself to succeed.

We are forging a new generation of leaders with resilience, adaptability, confidence and self awareness that the business world now needs.

Developed and delivered by expert instructors and facilitators, this is professional learning that lasts a lifetime.

Learn in our world, how to lead in yours.

I came to Outward Bound with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. It surpassed all of my expectations. I learned more about myself in these eight days than I have over the past ten years.

Doreen Hooper, BCITO



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4 Mar 2019 – 8 Mar 2019

$3,950 (pp incl GST)

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18 Mar 2019 – 22 Mar 2019

$3,950 (pp incl GST)

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6 May 2019 – 10 May 2019

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13 May 2019 – 17 May 2019

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17 Jun 2019 – 21 Jun 2019

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12 Aug 2019 – 16 Aug 2019

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2 Sep 2019 – 6 Sep 2019

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9 Sep 2019 – 13 Sep 2019

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11 Nov 2019 – 15 Nov 2019

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18 Nov 2019 – 22 Nov 2019

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OB Pro will put you in real situations with real consequences. You'll take on a series of experiential challenges using the bush and waterways of the Marlborough Sounds as your classroom.  You'll work through situations while tramping, camping, at sea and in the water, and during height activities, that will all challenge you physically, mentally and emotionally. These outdoor activities are integrated with workshop sessions led by our expert facilitators who will help you maximise the impact of your learnings and assist you in embedding these skills back in your workplace.



In preparation for the programme, you will complete a Team Management Profile (TMP) online that will identify your preferred working style. As part of this pre-course work, your manager or supervisor is asked to provide feedback on you, along with selected peers.

The outcomes of these tools are presented to participants during workshop sessions where they will learn about their own working style and others, and witness these styles come to life during the activities and challenges. Through integrating the same unique learning outcomes we’ve delivered since 1962 with experts in professional development, you'll emerge with resilience, adaptability, confidence and self awareness.





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...

Our Discovery course is a personal development course which you will find out more about yourself and your limits through the challenges. Alongside physical challenges, Discovery also focuses on personal reflection and guides students on how to set personal goals and evaluate and reorganize your identified life priorities. 

Our Professional course is a personal and professional development course which focuses on leadership by encouraging you to openly test your current leadership theories while learning from other professionals from various industries. Guiding you through this course are two skilled Outward Bound instructors (the same as a Discovery course) and a trained leadership facilitator (not included on Discovery course) who will provide guidance and coaching on how to be an effective leader in the workplace. This course integrates the use of 360 workplace feedback, TMS Learning Styles Profile and support post course.

Yes we can help you build a training case to present to your manager to show them the value of an Outward Bound course.

Download our employer support guide.

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

Break the Barrier

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

David made space in his working commitments to get to OB. Find out how.

Joanna made time in her family life to reach OB. Find out how.

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