Queenstown

From unsure to leader, Deron grows with Outward Bound

Henderson High School Year 12 Deron Tildsley arrived at Outward Bound “real unsure”. 21 days later he left with the knowledge that he has the confidence and leadership skills to aim for head boy next year.

Luatola Semisi | Being alone with your thoughts is OK

Learning to be comfortable in her own thoughts, is one of the key benefits that Luatolu Semisi gained from her time at a 21-day Outward Bound programme, supported by Moore Markhams.

Kitchens For Less | Kitchen renos running hot

It’s all hands on deck at Otago firm Kitchens For Less as Covid-confined Kiwis splash out on new kitchens as would-be travellers divert holiday funds to renovations, with kitchens often top of the list.

Malcolm James Furnishings | Furnishing Dunedin for 40 years

When Malcolm James sold his original, 25-year-old flooring business in 2007 for “an offer I couldn’t refuse” he started all over again building his second business from scratch, Malcolm James Furnishings.

Building confidence and self-belief, benefits of Outward Bound for Caeli

Caeli O’Brien is happy to tell anyone that Outward Bound is an incredible, not-to-be-missed opportunity.

Humble Bees | Giving plastics the sting

Otago start-up Humble Bee is unlocking the secrets of a unique type of bee to tackle the global plastic pollution problem.

Overcoming fears and learning resilience through Outward Bound

Samuel Chadwick has conquered his biggest fear and realised the strength of his mind in tackling challenges – all as a result of a 21-day Outward Bound Mind, Body and Soul course. We’re proud to have supported Samuel in his adventure.

Goldfields Jet | Striking gold year-round for seasonal tourism busines

Since 1991, Goldfields Jet has given hundreds of thousands of thrill seekers the ride of their lives on Central Otago’s Kawarau River, Staircase Rapids and Kawarau Gorge. Cam Jones had been working as a jetboat driver for the company since 2011, but in mid-2018, bought the business.

It’s official – we’re in Queenstown!

After a lot of planning and logistics management, we are very excited to announce we are now up and running in Queenstown, with our office servicing the Central Otago and Lakes District areas.  

Outward Bound experience wows Maya

Maya Oliver, a Year 12 student from Makoura College in Wairarapa says that even though her Outward Bound experience was “really hard”, she wouldn’t have missed it for the world.