The Blind Foundation is very pleased to be able to offer the chance to clients and members to discover their full potential through a life changing adventure in the outdoors through taking up the challenge of participating in an Outward Bound course.

Participants will be pushed to their limits and challenged in a whole new way. Together with their team they’ll experience a range of adventurous activities developing confidence and courage, in some of the most amazing places in New Zealand.

Participants will spend time discovering themselves and their values, challenging ingrained limitations of what is possible, and form lifelong friendships along the way.

It’s a high energy course with little downtime but still perfectly balanced for those looking for physical challenge and those seeking a reflective experience. And you don’t need to be young to attend, our oldest clients to participate so far have been in their late 60’s!

If you know of anyone who would be interested in this course please spread the word. If they are not sure if it is for them we can put potential attendees in touch with past participants who are happy to answer their questions.

Course cost

$500 plus travel to and from Picton. There are funding options available in some cases.


3 to 10 March 2017

Applications are encouraged from clients and members:

  • 18 years or above at course start.
  • Can participate in a full day’s activities; include walking for a full day.
  • Be comfortable in water and getting their head under water (life jackets are always available).
  • Can attend without your own carer or guide dog (can bring personal cane).
  • Have experience away from home and can work in a team environment.

Applications are open now, there are limited places available and they will be filled on a first come basis, subject to screening and acceptance by Outward Bound.

Contact by emailing Deb Nash or phoning Deb on 09 355 6915 for more information or to apply.

Applications close Monday 7 November 2016.