Public Testimonials

“After completing summit to sea, I’ve come back to my life unable to see negative. I’ve always been a half glass full type of person but like most, I’ve also had self doubt that has held me back from doing a lot of things. Now, my self doubt is gone and all I hold is excitement for my future both in a personal and work related sense. I know reading this, it sounds too good to be true but let me assure you – if you are strong enough to enter into a 26 day adventure challenge and willing to push yourself in all aspects of your social, physical, emotional, educational and moral being, its hard to doubt your ability to achieve whatever you set your mind to from there after.” 

Liz, Summit to Sea

“I arrived on this course open minded not knowing what to expect. I leave this course breathing a new air, determined to discover for myself the benefits of it on myself and others and hold onto the memories.”

Mia – Navigator 

“I have no hesitations or reservations in recommending Outward Bound to anyone. No other program has made me feel so challenged and yet so safe and supported.”

Saphira – Scenic Rim to River

“I had a blast, I pushed myself and have come out the other side rejuvenated and ready to take on life.”

William – Pinnacle

“A special experience where bonds are made and walls are broken down to reveal the importance of growing individually and as part of something greater. To constantly be inspired and keep learning.”

Abby – Scenic Rim to River

At Outward Bound, I got out what I put in: my heart and soul. It is an experience that has enriched my life beyond measure in friends, in confidence, and the ability to be more than I knew possible. Thanks to the lessons that Outward Bound taught me, my life has fundamentally changed. I wake up every morning now with a new-found determination and drive to excel. Intense physical activity has taken a place of paramount importance in my daily life. My mind and spirit is opened to all experiences and possibilities, because I now know that in any hardship comes the opportunity to realise untapped potential. I have learned the virtues of compassion, empathy, and humility, thanks to my OB friends, who became my teachers, and my teachers, who became my friends. I now face the unknown, not with trepidation and fear of failure, but with eyes wide open in child-like wonder, looking for the possible in it. Above all, though, I can say with utmost conviction that Outward Bound is a process that I believe in. In taking such a journey you learn so much, even despite yourself. And those lessons learned are lessons gained for a lifetime.” 

Hannah – Summit to Sea


January 21, 2019 3.46PM

Can resilience be taught? Well nah, but yeah…

AJ attended the 14-day Scenic Rim-to-River 2018 expedition courtesy of her employer Inspire Group. As a passionate learning design...

January 21, 2019 2.06PM

Young Explorer – Rainforest January 2019

Welcome to the Rainforest. We’ve got a great bunch of Young Explorers ready to start their adventure! Follow along and see s...

January 21, 2019 2.02PM

Young Explorer – Australian Alps January 2019

Welcome to Young Explorer – Australian Alps! We have 32 very adventurous young people, 2 groups and 4 instructors ready to s...

January 14, 2019 4.04PM

Navigator – Rainforest – January 2019

Welcome to the Navigator blog for our team on expedition through spectacular Rainforests in Nth NSW. We hope you enjoy keeping up ...

January 14, 2019 2.23PM

Navigator – Australian Alps January 2019

Welcome to everyone to the Navigator – Australian Alps adventure. Everyone has arrived safely and excited to meet their inst...

January 07, 2019 9.01AM

Summit to Sea 2019

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December 27, 2018 2.08PM

Boundless Leadership: Soak in awe for growth

Insights from Zoë Routh Zoë is on a mission to encourage big thinkers with big hearts to make a big difference. She is passionat...

December 10, 2018 9.42AM

Scenic Rim to River December 2018

Welcome to the first Summer Scenic Rim to River The adventure has started with all 11 team members geared up and ready to go. Whil...

December 07, 2018 10.17AM

My mum is sending me on Outward Bound adventure…

So your Mum (or Dad) have sat next to you on the couch and clear their throat.. ”Ahem…[insert your name] or darling etc. I’v...

November 27, 2018 12.06PM

Staff in the spotlight: Meet Kevin!

At Outward Bound Australia we have an amazing diversity of passionate staff. Meet Kevin Neff. Kevin hails from the USA and has bee...

October 31, 2018 11.22AM

Feedback: Learn how to give it, learn how to take it and do both – regularly! 

Guest Blogger: Ben J Kelly Ben has a wide range of job experiences including as an officer in the Australian Army and working as a...

October 23, 2018 10.27AM

Bush Cook Tips – Get Your Roast On!!

If you’ve ever been around a campfire and someone is cooking something delicious you will know that feeling of excited antic...

October 01, 2018 11.35AM

Australian Alps Navigator | October 2018

Hello, and welcome to the blog for Outward Bound Australia’s Navigator program! This blog will follow the adventure of the ...

October 01, 2018 11.34AM

Australian Alps Young Explorer | October 2018

Hello, and welcome to the blog for Outward Bound Australia’s Young Explorer program! This blog will follow the adventure of...

October 01, 2018 10.08AM

A Teacher’s Perspective

Guest Blogger: Mark ‘Shrimpy’ Shrimpton Mark Shrimpton began his Outdoor Education career obtaining a Bachelor of Educ...

August 30, 2018 11.46AM

The first 12 months – An Instructor’s Journey

8 years ago Jennie was a young person on an Outward Bound program thanks to the support of her local Lions Club. Describing the ex...

August 30, 2018 11.34AM

5 reasons to go on your next adventure!

Have you ever been caught Googling your next adventure at work? Looking out the window at your university lecture day dreaming of ...

July 30, 2018 12.36PM

Summit to Sea – An Opportunity Like No Other

Recently starting her career as a teacher, Rearne Bray looks back on her Summit to Sea adventure in Team Watson from the start of ...

July 18, 2018 5.27PM

Reaffirming our dedication to Environmental Stewardship

“We have a strong commitment to living up to our environmental ethos. Ensuring that wherever possible, we make the earth a b...

May 07, 2018 4.05PM

Navigator – Success backed up by Research

Posted by Caroline Bowman and Michael Peoples Recently, 28 young people from a variety of backgrounds and geographical locations c...

November 15, 2017 9.58AM

Women of Courage – What inspires me about the program?

It has been my honour to plan and program coordinate two Women of Courage programs this year. Welcoming beautiful and courageous w...

September 20, 2017 4.25PM

Rainforest Navigator, Spring 2017 – Youth Development Program

Welcome to the Blog for our Spring Rainforest Navigator Program which is starting this weekend on Saturday 23 September from our b...