Gold Practice Adventurous Journey

Our Gold journeys meet all Duke of Edinburgh requirements for a practice journey. Get the training you need to do your qualifier.


$800 inc gst 

5 days including 

Training & Practice


Start and finish at the Peel Forest Outdoors Centre base located 20 minutes outside of Geraldine.


Arrive: 10 am on day 1

Finish: 4pm on the final day

Age requirements:

16+ or when you complete Silver level

Programme Overview:

In 5 days we will cover the training and practice necessary to complete the qualifying journey as planned by the participants.

  • 2 full days of training and prep
  • 3 days and 2 nights of practice journey


Be prepared to stay in a tent or hut for the journey-based portions of this programme. It is up to participants to decide on their route and pay hut costs if they choose to stay in them.

The nights not spent journeying will be spent on site at our off-grid cabins.

 Each cabin is a simple open plan with separate toilet room and bathroom. They feature solar power, solar water heating backed up with a wetback fire, basic gas cooking facilities, BBQ, a solar-heated shower, and composting toilets. 


Arrive with enough food for the entire programme. The cabins have basic outdoor gas cooking facilities and a BBQ. The fridge at our office may be used.

Duke of Edinburgh Requirements

We have outlined all relevant requirements in our course information. If you want more information visit the Duke of Edinburgh website.

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Course Schedule

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Gear List

Compulsory Gear:

  • Pack (approx. 60L) with a pack liner – plastic rubbish bags work
  • Suitable active clothing for the weather (no cotton!)
  • Waterproof raincoat and over trousers
  • 2x Thermal tops
  • 2x Thermal bottoms
  • 2x Fleece jackets
  • Quick drying t-shirt
  • Shorts
  • 2x pairs woollen socks
  • Woollen/fleece beanie and gloves
  • Tramping boots (worn in!)
  • Water Bottle (2L minimum)
  • Compass and whistle
  • Cap or Hat
  • Beanie
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag
  • Foam/inflatable mat
  • Tent
  • Cooker, fuel, bowl/plate, utensils
  • Lighter/matches
  • Food for the entire week
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Toiletries
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  •  Notebook and pen
  • Any medications you take

Gear that will be supplied:

  • Wetsuits/river crossing safety gear
  • Avalanche safety equipment (if required)
  • Emergency first aid and comms (mountain radio, PLB, inreach)

Gear that can be supplied if needed:

  • Pack
  • Raincoat
  • Fleece Tops
  • Thermals
  • Compass
  • 2-person tents

Optional Gear:

  • Camera
  • Warm hat or gloves (winter)
  • Thermals
  • Tramping poles
  • Puffer jacket
  • Gaiters
  • Old trainers for river crossing session
  • Extra comfy cabin clothes and shoes

Other activities

We aim to provide opportunities for all to experience, learn and grow. Our safe, affordable, and quality outdoor and environmental programmes are designed to educate, challenge and inspire.