While an Outward Bound experience is about the journey as much as the destination, we offer diverse and inspiring locations from alpine wilderness to rainforest and coastal environs. We use National Parks and Private Land in a number of states, following the good weather in order to deliver the best possible experiences to our participants. In each location, we are committed to community and environmental service projects that ensure we minimise the level of impact and create sustainability of these locations for years to come.

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Namadgi National Park, Tharwa - ACT

Outward Bound's National Base is located in Tharwa, which is on the edge of Namadgi National Park, just south of Canberra. As part of the Australian Alps, the exhilarating Brindabella and Tidbinbilla Ranges, with their variety of wildlife, clear mountain rivers, expansive forests and spectacular rock climbing sites, have proven an ideal location for our courses. This area includes large expanses of panoramic tracked and untracked wilderness and offers a fantastic range of activities including the Challenge Ropes Course; a massive freestanding ropes activity involving more than 30 elements that are up to 15 metres off the ground and is the largest of its kind in the Southern hemisphere .

Running a program around Tharwa also includes the use of the National Base facilities - established campsites and amenities for part of the program. Courses in this area can be especially flexible in both length and difficulty.

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Snowy River National Park, Buchan - VIC

Our base camp in this area is located about 40mins from the small town of Buchan in Victoria. This is the country in which Banjo Patterson's famous 'The Man from the Snowy River' was based. It is an area of diverse scenery, which has a rich history and fantastic range of activities including rock climbing, abseiling, expeditions (on track and off track), team ropes, caving (small groups only) and white water rafting on the beautiful Snowy River (depending on water levels). The Snowy River majestically winds and twists its way through some of NSW and Victoria's most awe-inspiring wilderness.


Wollumbin National Park, Uki - NSW

Our nearest operational area to Brisbane is Outward Bound@Inter-Action at Wollumbin National Park, formerly Mount Warning National Park, which is located just outside of Uki, Northern NSW. The property 'Nightcap' is a picturesque 3000 acre property in the Tweed Valley, located between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast.

The environment is a unique mix of dry Eucalypt and sub-tropical rainforest ecosystems. It offers intense multi day expeditions, flat water canoeing as well as the Outward Bound constructed ropes course, giant ladder and abseil tree.


Walpole-Nornalup National Park, Walpole - WA

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Towering ancient forests of Tingle and Karri trees contrasting with low-lying coastal vegetation and Peppermint Groves frame your expedition in this awe-inspiring location.  Your journey could take you through massive dunes, rugged headlands, hidden inlets and down to the crystal clear aquamarine ocean.

You will be required to be self-sufficient in the natural setting as you bushwalk, raft and take in a few of the sites along the way - ie high and low ropes course site (set amongst some old, and very big Karri trees), solo site, abseil tree and not to mention the endless opportunities for the avid photographer.

It is also a great place to catch a glimpse of some of the  marine wildlife - dolphins, occasionally whales, and the huge array of coastal sea birds.


Upcoming Courses

Mon Apr 21 - Sun Apr 27
ACT Australian Alps Family
Mon May 05 - Mon May 12
WA Catalyst Leadership Development
Sat May 24 - Fri May 30
ACT Catalyst Leadership Development
Mon Jun 30 - Fri Jul 11
NSW Rainforest Navigator
Mon Sep 22 - Sun Sep 28
ACT Australian Alps Family
Mon Sep 22 - Fri Oct 03
ACT Australian Alps Navigator
Mon Sep 22 - Sun Sep 28
VIC Snowy River Family
Mon Sep 22 - Fri Oct 03
VIC Snowy River Navigator
Mon Sep 22 - Sun Sep 28
WA South West Family
Sun Sep 28 - Thu Oct 09
WA South West Navigator
Sat Oct 18 - Fri Oct 24
NSW Catalyst Leadership Development
Mon Jan 05 - Sun Jan 11
ACT Australian Alps Family
Mon Jan 05 - Fri Jan 16
ACT Australian Alps Navigator
Mon Jan 05 - Fri Jan 16
VIC Snowy River Navigator
Tue Apr 07 - Sat Apr 18
ACT Australian Alps Navigator
Tue Apr 07 - Mon May 18
WA South West Navigator

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