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Outward Bound



Our regional winners get to experience the awesome 16 – day BETA course, which provides New Zealand’s most promising specialist trade apprentices the opportunity to participate in the life changing experience of an Outward Bound course at Anakiwa in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

This unique experience supports young industry leaders to become self-aware, build confidence and resilience and improve problem solving, communication and teamwork skills. These skills are vital in today's and tomorrow’s competitive training and employment market. 

The course takes all the physical and mental challenge of a traditional Outward Bound course, ensuring that what is learnt on course can be easily applied back on the tools and at home.


Every day is a fun, challenging and valuable adventure with activities including:

  • Coasteering
  • Waka ama
  • Camping
  • Sailing
  • Tramping
  • High ropes
  • Kayaking
  • Rock climbing

Not enough info? Click here to check out the Outward Bound Brochure, or watch the video below from the 2021 Outward Bound Experience! 



 Apprentice of the Year winners at Outward Bound


Matthew Van Bohemen

Attended 2021

Matthew Van Bohemen, who placed second at the 2020 National Apprentice of the Year welcomed the challenge.

"This has been an eye-opening experience which has been massive for my own personal development and growth. I've had a lot of time for self-reflection with tools supplied by Outward Bound to change my mindset. The actives we've been done have been a test emotionally and physically, which has pushed me to new limits and made me realise the importance of teamwork."


Karl Douglas

Attended 2021

" I left the course feeling as though I'dovercome many challenges. My time here at the camp has been a game changer for the way my mind and body work, both mentally and physically. With each challenge set, I've pushed myself further than I ever anticipated."




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Principal Partner Carters

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