Welcome to the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey Section. Congratulations for making it this far! You are showing real growth and determination to complete something that demonstrates your ability to commit to something challenging and see it through.
To make a booking select an event from the calendar and follow the process.
STUDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED BRONZE TRAINING, PRACTICE AND QUALIFYING JOURNEY, SILVER TRAINING, PRACTICE AND QUALIFYING JOURNEY, GOLD TRAINING AND PRACTICE BEFORE UNDERTAKING THEIR GOLD JOURNEY.
Gold Duke of Edinburgh Training and Practice
We combine our training and practice events for two reasons.
- We understand the importance of learning some of the practical content in the field
- You get to complete both training and practice in one hit
If you need to split this up we can arrange something for you
The first day is delivered at Unitec Mt Albert Campus. During this day we will prepare you for the practice tramp as well as extend your knowledge and skills in preparation for the Silver qualifying journey.
The Gold training and practice includes emergency survival as well as some challenging ( and fun) off track navigation.
Training 1st day: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Meet at AdventureWorks Challenge Course. Unitec Campus, Gate three Carrington Road. Turn right soon after entering Gate 3. Here we will check equipment, issue hire equipment and organise transport. We do not normally provide transport, parents will be responsible for transport.Day 1 at Unitec Mt Albert Campus. Day 2 and 3 students do a short overnight walk in the Waitakeres
Practice Tramp 2nd 3rd and 4th day
Location: Varies due to recent park closures
Transport: students to arrange
Cost: $380 (with five or more participants)+ booking fee
An expedition is an assessed venture that is in the same mode of transport to that done for the practice journey. Group members should be of similar age and level of experience, and in groups of 4 to 7. At Gold level the requirements are 4 days and 3 nights with at least 8 hours of activity during the day.
Most of our gold journey happen in the Kaimai Ranges. We have run gold journeys in central plateau. At the moment the waitakeres ranges a close we are unable to deliver this there.
Location: Kaimais, Tongariro, Great Barrier
Brief Description: four day tramp staying at different campsites each night.
Duration: 4 days
Cost: $430(with five or more participants)+ booking fee
Minimum number of participants is 5
( For the Kaimais, Tongariro and Great Barrier there will be additional hut fees, transport and possibly a night at hostel before the tramp)
- Tramping Route Card (to be completed by each participant on a Gold Qualifying Journey