Outward Bound Scholarships from Waka Ama NZ now open for 2023

Outward Bound has a number of opportunities for our Waka Ama whānau in 2023 . You can find out more details at Waka Ama NZ.

This is a fantastic experience for waka ama paddlers of any age. Four Maitahi members have been to Outward Bound since 2015: Jan Blythe, Linda Heath, Kilmeny Stevens & Greg Buck. As them what it was like. If you are interested to hear how it was for me you can listen to the interview with Jessie Mulligan

The dates they have funding available in 2023 are:

CLASSIC 21 DAYS (18 – 26 YEAR OLD’S) :

  • 4th May – 24th May 2023
  • 31st May – 20th June 2023
  • 29th July – 18th August 2023
  • 26th August – 15th September 2023
  • 4th November – 24th November 2023


  • 31st May – 20th June 2023

It is possible to stretch that 27+ quite a long way.

Contact [email protected] if you would like more information – participants must be currently affiliated to a Waka Ama NZ Member Club in order to qualify for the scholarship

  • Linda reliving memories of Outward Bound by jumping off the wharf

Its never too early or too late to start paddling waka ama

We always welcome new members to the Maitahi Outrigger Canoe Club.
We have social and racing waka ama crews catering for a wide variety of ages and abilities.