Booking your Outward Bound Course - Outward Bound

Booking your Outward Bound Course

Begin your journey to Outward Bound by visiting our course finder. Choose the adventure that's right for you, select the date and complete the online booking form with your details.

Then pay your $749 deposit to reserve your place and check out the steps below to learn what happens next.

Enrolment steps

I've booked my course – what now?

After making your online booking, you’ll receive email confirmation from our enrolment team.

You’ll then need to create your account and fill out an enrolment form, which you can find via the link in your confirmation email. Once you’ve completed and submitted this to us, we'll arrange a time with you for a quick pre-course chat.

If you do not receive this confirmation email after booking, or have any questions about the process, give us a quick call on 0800 688 927 and we will be happy to help you.

Confirmation of enrolment is subject to approval from the Outward Bound medical screening team. Read the Outward Bound Participation Guidelines.

Please do not book your travel until you have completed our 3 step enrolment process.

Enrolment form

Once you've made a booking online, please check your confirmation email to find the hyperlink to our enrolment portal. If you are experiencing issues completing this form on your computer, please contact our Enrolments team.


Medical form

Please do not complete the medical form, until instructed by a member of our team. Complete with your doctor and return it to us by the due date indicated in your pre-course email. You may need to pay for your medical appointment (often between $35-70).

Medical form

Pre-course objective form

Before your course, you'll be asked to complete this pre-course objective form. This is so we can get a better idea of what you want to achieve during your time at Outward Bound and can help you hit the ground running!

Pre course objective form

Professional Course Information


Professional Course Enrolment Form    Professional Course Medical Declaration    Professional Pre-Course Objectives Form

Please complete and return these forms to us by the due date indicated in your pre-course email.

You'll also find the following information helpful:

  • Professional Course Gear List – a quick checklist of what to bring and what not to bring on your adventure. Please note - this is the gear list for short courses only, if your course is longer than 5 days please see full gear list.
  • Travel Info – key tips and reminders for your journey to Anakiwa. Please note, Professional courses are required to meet at Picton Ferry Terminal by 11.30am on the day of your course.


Preparing for Outward Bound

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We have published specific gear lists on each of our course web pages, we'll also send you a copy when you book your course!

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Key tips and reminders for your journey to your Outward Bound course.

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Quick and easy advice for boosting your fitness in preparation for the course.

Confirmation and Payment

Once your medical has been approved by our nurse, you’ll receive a confirmation email.

If you’re responsible for settling the full course fee, you’ll need to pay your balance at least 8 weeks before your course start date. Find out more in our Terms & Conditions.

Ways to pay
  • Pay via credit card by logging into your account. Your account is created after you've booked online and activated it by email confirmation. Alternatively, you can call us on 0800 688 927 and we can process payments over the phone.
  • Send us a bank transfer

Bank: Westpac
Account Name: Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand
Account Number: 03-0584-0296369-00
Include your full name and account number (if known) in the particulars.

Please note that due to our bank's policy we are unable to accept cheques as a form of payment.

Don’t forget, you can pay your courses fees in instalments, and one of the best ways to cover your course fee is by fundraising. These tips for funding your course might help you get started.

If you’re an international participant, make sure to read our international payment terms and fees.

International participants

Please read the additional criteria for international participants below:

  • Outward Bound requires full disclosure of all medical and criminal history. Confirmation of your enrolment is subject to approval from the Outward Bound NZ medical screening team. Read our Participation Guidelines here.
  • As with many other New Zealand educational institutions, international participants are charged an additional fee for courses. As a non-profit organisation, we source funding to reduce our course fees for New Zealand citizens and residents. Unfortunately international participants are not eligible for this funding. An additional charge of $1000NZD for 21-day courses and $500NZD for 8-day courses applies to all non-New Zealand Citizens/Residents. 
  • To safely participate in our courses you need to have a good understanding of English. Our instructors are all English speakers, and are not able to translate information into different languages.

Please contact us if you have any questions, find our contact information here.

Any Questions?

Check out our FAQs or get in touch with one of our friendly team on 0800 688 927 or flick us an email at