Hike your Gold Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey with Outward Bound Australia to achieve your goals!
The registration fee for your Gold Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey includes:
- Fully supervised hike
- Pre-trip virtual briefing
- Group emergency communications
- Camping fees
- National park fees
- Access to maps
You need to bring all the gear you require for the entire journey. The registration fee for your journey DOES NOT include:
- Sleeping bag and mat
- Stove and food
- Other personal items
Length: 4 Days / 3 Nights
- 23-26 January 2021
Perth Hills Discovery Centre to Helena Camp
GPS of campsite: -31.981899, 116.248509
Helena Camp to Beraking Camp
Terrain: We continue past Waalegh Camp where we can refill water, so you don’t need to leave camp with water for the full 18km
GPS of campsite: -32.061888, 116.296289
Beraking Camp to Mt. Dale Camp
Terrain: We will take the side-track to the summit of Mt. Dale. From here we will spend time reviewing advanced navigation as we have a great view of the land around us.
GPS of campsite: -32.134612, 116.298939
Mt. Dale Camp to Brookton Highway
Although not exclusive, this journey is recommended for the Gold Qualifying Adventurous Journey.
Supervisors are qualified in First Aid, have Working with Children clearance and carry emergency communication equipment.
Perth Hills Discovery Centre
380 Allen Road
Mundaring WA 6073
GPS: -31.953902, 116.176996
Bibbulum Track and Brookton Highway crossing point
Lesley WA 6111
GPS: -32.203016, 116.294586
Between 12pm and 1pm, depending on group decisions
We recommend drinking 3 litres of water per day plus 1 litre to cook with at night. 1 litre of water weighs 1 kg. Please keep this in mind when packing. You can adjust this after the first day depending on your water intake. Tap water is available at every camp. All water needs to be treated.
Toilets are available at every campsite. At all other times toilet waste must be buried, and you will need to bring a trowel for this purpose.
Why Outward Bound
Outward Bound is the leading provider of experiential and outdoor education programs for youth and adults. Regardless of who you are or where you are from, there is an Outward Bound program that is right for you.
Outward Bound exists to empower people to discover, develop and achieve their full potential as individuals and future leaders.
Outward Bound empowers school students, communities and young professionals to reach beyond their limits through exhilarating outdoor education programs that take participants to a place apart and challenge them to reach their full potential. They return with a new outlook on life and the world. Over 350,000 Australians (school students, professionals, community partners and individuals) have completed a challenging outdoor program in stunning locations across Australia since 1956.
In harnessing people’s strengths, we aim to develop the most positive elements of the human character consistent with our core values of integrity, responsibility, resilience, compassion, service and human potential.
At Outward Bound we take safety seriously
We endeavour to provide a safe but challenging environment for our participants. We believe that people grow and learn by taking a controlled level of risk in the outdoor learning environment.
As leaders in the Outdoor education field, we have developed, over 60 years, a comprehensive risk management system. This includes:
- Policies and procedures for the safe running and management of programs in line with the Australian Adventure Activity standards.
- Conducting annual internal audits, bi annual external audits, staff appraisals, staff training and bi monthly safety reviews.
- A comprehensive incident and near miss database (one of the best in the business) which allows us to track trends and work towards reducing the likelihood of accidents. This is greatly assisted by each participant completing a thorough medical & dietary form, before they arrive.
- A coordinated risk management plan that includes hiring procedures, written field operational standards and guidelines, operational training, program structure, reflection, evaluation and organizational culture.
- A dedicated manager responsible for Health, Safety and Risk.
Our safety record is extremely good, and we expect this will remain so due to robust policies, responsible management and continuous improvement.