Outward Bound Australia
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Start Your Adventure!
Start Your Adventure!
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Adventurous Journeys are designed to challenge you and provide you with a huge sense of achievement. From your Bronze Duke of Edinburgh “practice” journey all the way through to your Gold Duke of Edinburgh “qualifier”, we offer preparation, training and supervised Adventurous Journeys to help you achieve your goals.
You gain the most from the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award when we help you develop the skills to make good decisions. You will not find our supervisors out the front leading you from campsite to campsite. They will encourage, nurture and instruct you from the back, ensuring no-one is left behind. You’ll take responsibility and make decisions for yourself.
Outward Bound provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to begin their Adventurous Journey. This covers an introduction to navigation, basic first aid, camp set-up and cooking. On Qualifying journeys participants step up and enact what they have learnt, assisting the instructor and mentoring their Practice team members.
Building upon the skills established on the Bronze Adventurous Journey, participants will advance their navigation, teamwork and decision-making skills whilst under the supervision of their Instructor. Qualifying participants will be expected to demonstrate their leadership capabilities whilst mentoring practice participants.
A culmination of the earlier Adventurous Journeys. Instructors will formally step back, allowing the group to apply the everything they have learned up to this point. Team members will need to work together and problem solve to achieve their final sign-off. Instructors will always maintain the safety of the group and intervene, if necessary.
NOTE: The Duke of Edinburgh Award requires you to complete a journey with “unfamiliar” terrain, so please choose carefully to ensure you are not repeating any sections of your practice journey.
1-2 August BM1B Katoomba loop via Ruined Castle, Blue Mountains National Park Itinerary & Booking
1-2 August GNW2B Hornsby to Mt Ku-ring-gai, Great North Walk Itinerary & Booking
RNP2B Otford to Bundeena Royal National Park Itinerary & Booking
RNP4B Heathcote Loop via Kingfisher Pool, Royal National Park Itinerary & Booking
27 June – 2 July Double Gold (Practice and Qualifying combined) Thornleigh to Wondabyne via Brooklyn, Great North Walk. $660 Itinerary & Booking
4 – 9 July Double Gold (Practice and Qualifying combined) Thornleigh to Wondabyne via Brooklyn, Great North Walk. $660 Itinerary & Booking
4 – 7 July GNW3G Thornleigh to Brooklyn, Great North Walk Itinerary & Booking
5 – 8 July Inglehope to North Bannister, Bibbulmun Track Perth WA Itinerary & Booking
10 – 13 July Perth Hills Discovery Centre to Brookton Highway, Bibbulmun Track Perth WA Itinerary & Booking
15 – 18 July Perth Hills Discovery Centre to Brookton Highway, Bibbulmun Track Perth WA Itinerary & Booking
26 September – 1 October Double Gold (Practice and Qualifying combined) Thornleigh to Wondabyne via Brooklyn, Great North Walk. $660 Itinerary & Booking
27 – 30 September GNW3G Thornleigh to Brooklyn, Great North Walk Itinerary & Booking
02 – 05 October BM3G Katoomba loop via Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains Itinerary & Booking
03 – 06 October BM3G Katoomba loop via Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains Itinerary & Booking
Highly qualified staff with extensive experience in:
First Aid (including Leaders Wilderness First Aid)
Local area knowledge for some extra learning
A dedicated coordinator for every journey
Dedicated back up staff (journey and location dependent)
Full risk assessments for all journeys
Friendly and knowledgeable staff
Supervisors and assessors to help you achieve your Award
We carefully select hiking routes for the different levels of the Duke of Ed Award Adventurous Journey to ensure they meet the Duke of Ed average hours of effort per day requirements. It’s also important they have the right level of challenge for participants.
Well done! you’ve made it all the way to your Gold Award and now it’s time to orgainise your Gold Residential Project! Outward Bound are here to help!
26 – 30 September Bushfire recovery project on Outward Bound’s national base in Tharwa, ACT, incl. tree planting, weed removal. Itinerary not yet confirmed but will follow all Duke of Ed requirements for Residential Projects.