This Double Gold Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey completes both your Practice and Qualifying Adventurus Journeys over 6 days, 5 nights.
Due to the challenges we’re all facing with COVID-19, the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award has deemed a Gold Practice Journey may be undertaken over 2 days/1 night if according to your Award Leader, all these criteria are met:
- Demonstrated competence in the mode of travel and the environment (location) and conditions (time of year)
- Demonstrated overnight simple self-catering/camping experience
- Demonstrated positive team dynamics
- Agreed to by the Adventurous Journey Assessor (us)
- Approved by the Award Leader IN ADVANCE. This is very important! Your Award Leader might like to read this information on the Duke of Ed Australia website before approving your journey.
Supervisors are qualified in Outdoor Recreation/Leadership, First-Aid, have Working have Children Check and carry first aid and emergency communication equipment.
The Esplanade, Thornleigh NSW 2120
GPS: -33.731714, 151.078044
There is a park on the western side of the station. We will meet in the park, under the trees.
MEETING TIME DAY 1:
GPS: -33.492224, 151.256939
Wondabyne is the only train station in Australia that does not have road access.
The first stop south of Wondabyne is Hawkesbury River Station (Brooklyn).
The first stop north of Wondbyne is Woy Woy.
END TIME DAY 6:
GETTING TO AND FROM YOUR JOURNEY:
We have designed this route to allow for easy public transport usage as required. Check https://transportnsw.info/ for available times.
We recommend drinking a minimum of 2-litres of water per day plus carrying an extra 1-litre to cook with at night. 1-litre of water weighs 1 kg. Please keep this in mind when packing. After the first day you should adjust this up or down depending on your water intake.
Tap water is available at camp on Day 2, lunch on Day 3, early morning Days 4 and 5. We anticipate creek or dam water being available every day, but this is never certain. Water from creeks or dams needs to be treated before drinking.
Creek crossings occur everyday but the water level should be low enough to keep your feet dry. Supervisors will make decisions on creek crossings in the field.
Flush toilets are available at our campsite on the second night, lunch on Day 3 and the morning of Day 5. At all other times toilet waste must be buried and you will need to bring a trowel for this purpose.