The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
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.
We pride ourselves on providing highly experienced and qualified staff in:
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.
When you join an Adventurous Journey with Outward Bound Australia, you will be taking advantage of:
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.
Katoomba Loop via Ruined Castle
Hornsby to Mt. Ku-ring-gai
Perth Hills Discovery Centre to Northern Terminus, Bibbulmun Track, Perth WA
Yarragil to Dwellingup, Bibbulmun Track, Perth WA
Katoomba to Wentworth Falls
Helensburgh to Heathcote, Royal National Park
Heathcote to Otford, Royal National Park
Sullivan Rock to Brookton Highway, Bibbulmun Track, Perth WA
Sullivan Rock to North Bannister Roadhouse, Bibbulmun Track, Perth WA
Thornleigh to Wondabyne ($660)
This is a combined Practice and Qualifying journey. Duration is 6-days / 5-nights. You must have your Award Leader’s approval to enroll in this option.
Ku-ring-gai to Wondabyne
Katoomba Loop via Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains National Park
Inglehope to North Bannister, Bibbulmun Track, Perth WA
Perth Hills Discovery Centre to Brookton Highway, Bibbulmun Track, Perth WA
Outward Bound Australia also offer the Gold Residential Project component of the Duke of Ed Award.