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Upcoming Fully Funded Outward Bound Adapted Courses

Kay Asplin —

Outward Bound New Zealand is a not for profit organization offering personal development courses in the outdoors for New Zealanders young and old. The courses are run from our school in Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds.

Outward Bound runs Adapted courses for secondary school students with physical and intellectual disabilities.

These courses are fully funded thanks to Outward Bound’s generous supporters and donors. The only cost to students is getting a pre-course medical done by a GP and travel to and from Picton.

 Adapted courses range from 5-8 days and are based in the Marlborough Sounds. Students build confidence, resilience, and make new friends through activities such as sailing, waka ama, ropes course, and camping. Upcoming course dates are below.


  • For school-aged (16 to 21yrs) youth with an intellectual disability.
  • Friday 7 - Wednesday 11 January 2023


A course for physically disabled youth (13 to 16yrs) to attend with a parent or caregiver.

  • Monday 10 – Monday 17 Oct 2022 (limited places remain)
  • Friday 7 - Friday  14 April 2023


An 8 day course for physically disabled youth aged 16-17 years.

  • Thur 20 - Thur 27 April 2023

To find out more, including participant requirements, see www.outwardbound.co.nz/adpated or contact Leonie King:

Email: lking@outwardbound.co.nz

DDI: 04 282 1090 Freephone: 0800 688 927