Southern Cross

Ages 18-26 Duration 21 days

Southern Cross is an award-winning programme developed in conjunction with the Human Rights Commission.

This is your chance to explore your own cultural identity and how it impacts everyday life. You’ll gain a greater appreciation of your city’s cultural mix, working together with other young people from different parts of society.

Being adaptable and able to mix with others isn’t just a major plus point for your CV, it’s a skill that will help you throughout working life.

As with every Outward Bound course, you’ll push your boundaries, make new friends and find the potential you’ve always had in you.

With the support of the Human Rights Commission, we aim to build a network of emerging young leaders through the Southern Cross course. Together we aspire to enhance the progression and success of the region’s cultural minorities.

This experience has taught me to appreciate how beautiful NZ really is. Its special cultures, amazing scenery and clear skies all contribute to making NZ one of the world’s most incredible places.

Roshan Suppiah



Bookings & Fees

Give us a call on 0800 688 927 to find out our availability for this course.

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Course Stories

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Some of our commonly asked questions answered...

If you're playing an active role in your community, contact us on 0800 688 927 to apply for one of our two open enrolment places on this course.

The 12 remaining course places are selected by Auckland based community organisations. In the past we've worked with: New Zealand Chinese Youth Trust, Baha'i Office of External Affairs, Franklin Family Support, Ngati Whatua, Refugee Youth Action Network, Connect2Sport, and Hindu Council.

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.

We have two fully funded places available each year for Southern Cross. Contact us on 0800 688 927 to find out more.

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