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Outward Bound Australia
N/A ACT - Canberra

We work in the natural world allowing people to expand their awareness and appreciation for the environment. Outward Bound courses are both internal and external journeys of discovery that enable people to develop inner strength, teamwork and leadership skills to sustain themselves and their communities throughout their lives. In bringing out the best in people, we aim to develop the most positive elements of the human character consistent with our core values of integrity, responsibility, resilience, compassion, service and human potential.

Outward Bound is firmly established at the forefront of personal development and experiential outdoor education. Since 1956, more than 350,000 people have participated in one of our programs! Being part of the international Outward Bound community means we have close ties with the many Outward Bound schools operating around the world.

We offer:

- Duke of Ed
Outward Bound Australia provides supervised hikes for the Adventurous Journey, and the Residential Project for the Duke of Ed Award. Our team act as Supervisors and Assessors.

- Public Programs (mostly School Holidays)
Public Enrolment programs with Outward Bound Australia offer opportunities for people from Year 5 to adults. If you are looking for family connection, youth development, or a peak adult adventure, then Outward Bound Australia has a program waiting for you.

Most of our public programs are offered during school holidays and long weekends to make dates as available as possible. For people who meet set criteria, we may be able to offer a scholarship to help with the program fees.
You don’t need to be training for a marathon to complete our programs. For our youth and short adult programs, you should be able to maintain a comfortable pace that allows you to walk and talk while carrying a heavy backpack.

- Tailored Programs

Experience pristine Australian surrounds while visiting Canberra- just 30 mins from Parliament House

Outward Bound Australia is an independent not-for-profit educational organisation that helps people discover, develop and achieve their potential. National base is situated in the locality of Tharwa on the outskirts of the ACT surrounded by expansive Australian bush. The Murrumbidgee River runs alongside the property, curving beautifully around a hidden swimming oasis with bubbling rapids and huge Gum trees lining the bank. Nestled at the base of Mount Tennant, Outward Bound’s National Base looks directly onto Tennant Peak and its distinct rocky ‘scar’. On clear nights, the constellations and stars stretch to the horizon and present incredible opportunities for star-gazing.

Our campsites are frequented by quintessential Australian wildlife as they live in the surrounding regeneration corridors that Outward Bound participants have re-planted. While sitting around the campfire you might see a wombat or two coming curiously out of their burrow, possums climbing up trees and kookaburras heralding the sunrise. Vivid birdlife is abundant including crimson rosellas, wedge-tailed eagles and superb fairy-wrens. A popular hiking route for our programs goes through the Orroral Valley which boasts the highest density of kangaroos in the world!

Catering Details: Both Full and Self Catering Available

Other Outdoor Facilities: High ropes circuit with 6 elements Giants Ladder team climbing 18m artificial rock climbing walls 18m abseil wall Raft building and other water activities Team building and leadership initiatives Multi day hikes through Namadgi National Park Campsites for camp-out experiences and fire places

Get in touch
Phone: 02 6235 5700
Website: http://www.outwardbound.org.au

Address: 35 Naas Rd, Tharwa, ACT, 2620

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