The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Duke Of Edinburgh Tramp and I think I have learnt a humongous amount of skills such as mapping, teamwork, first aid and no doubt a lot more. I’m keen to get on to my silver and keep learning throughout the years.” Ash Kelliher, Rangi Ruru Girls

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award has seen a resurgence of interest in the past few years. We are proud to be an approved provider for the Adventurous journey component of the Award. The Adventurous Journey section consists of 3 components:

  • Expedition Training
  • Practice Expedition
  • Qualifier Expedition

We can offer journeys in either tramping or rafting. We pride ourselves in offering quality, safe and inspiring expeditions with students working alongside an instructor in groups of 4-7 to be involved in planning and choosing an expedition.

For the tramping we are fortunate to have Peel Forest, Mt Somers, Hakatere, and Te Kahui Kaupeka Conservation parks at our doorstep. Rafting journeys range from the Rangitata, Waimakariri, Grey or Clarence rivers.

If you have a group of 4-7 students we are flexible to work in with dates that work in for you. Alternatively we offer set Duke of Edinburgh weeks during the school holidays in April, October and over the summer months.

Our next dates are: (subject to minimum numbers)

Bronze practice and qualifier expeditions: between 14-19th December 2018 (applications close on 30th November 2018)
Silver practice and qualifier expeditions: between 21-27th January 2019 (applications close on 7th January 2019)
Gold practice and qualifier expeditions: By demand

What can you do to get started? Candidates must be registered with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award programme. If you aren’t but would like to be. Click Here to find out how