Outward Bound Hong Kong was established in 1970, making it the first outdoor education organisation within Greater China. It also recently became the first organisation within Asia to gain external accreditation in outdoor education, which was achieved with the Association for Experiential Education, the peak outdoor education accreditation body for North America.
While the urban areas of Hong Kong are renowned as some of the most densely populated areas in the world, about 50% of Hong Kong remains so hilly and mountainous that it is designated as wilderness parks. An additional 260 coastal islands surrounded by the Pearl River Delta and South China Seas provide a wide range of programming options for courses.
Beyond the hills of Hong Kong, international expeditions head to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and the snows of Japan. Outward Bound Hong Kong also has a fleet of sea kayaks and open decked sailing vessels, and an offshore yacht that sails the South China Sea to the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. It runs year round courses from its two centres of operation in the rugged Sai Kung Peninsula and remote Yan Chau Tong Marine Reserve.
Hong Kong is billed as Asia’s world city, and the multi-cultural team of staff deliver an excellent range of courses for leading corporations, schools and underprivileged youth in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.