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The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Adventurous Journeys

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Your students can also complete their Residential Project (Gold level only) at our beautiful Sport and Recreation locations.

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Challenge the way your students see themselves and the world with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Held at Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre, Bronze and Silver Award journeys are transformative expeditions that inspire young adults to make and conquer goals. Along the way, they build strength, resolve and commitment that are values to uplift them throughout life. Qualified and experienced staff ensure that participants learn about teamwork, adventure and leadership on their journey. The setting of Broken Bay, with its breathtaking river views and remote access by boat, makes for an unforgettable experience! 

  1. Practice Bronze Journey: The Bronze Practice Journey is the first of the Adventure Journeys and is designed to give participants the confidence to safely plan and undertake your Bronze Qualifying Journey. Day one begins with Preparation and Training in the practicalities of compass use, map reading and more. Day two involves hiking along the local bush tracks to an overnight campsite, such as Spring Beach or Little Wobby. On the final day, participants will continue hiking and taking in breathtaking views of the Hawkesbury River, before returning by boat to Brooklyn. 
  2. Qualifying Bronze Journey: The Bronze Qualifying Journey marks the completion of the Bronze Adventurous Journey section and is designed to showcase the skills learnt in the Bronze Practice Journey. Participants must complete their Practice Journey before booking the Qualifying Journey. This challenging two-day hiking adventure follows local bush tracks, with an option of heading towards Jeanie’s Pools to camp the night, before continuing the next day along the Great North Walk to Patonga and return via boat to Brooklyn. 
  3. Practice Silver Journey: The three-day Silver 'Pack and Paddle' Practice Journey is designed to give participants the confidence to safely plan and undertake their Silver Qualifying Journey. The added paddle component introduces new skills, while the hiking component builds on skills already gained on the Bronze expeditions. The paddle component starts at Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre and meanders along the Hawkesbury River. The route is tailored to the group with possible destinations including Spring Beach, Jeanie’s Pools and Milson Island. The hiking component travels along local tracks and further afield, with possible routes including the Great North Walk.
  4. Qualifying Silver Journey: The three-day Silver 'Pack and Paddle' Qualifying Journey marks the completion of the Silver Adventurous Journey section and is an opportunity for participants to put the skills learnt in the Practice Journey to good use. Participants must complete their Practice Journey before booking their Qualifying Journey. Participants strengthen their skills and gain greater self-sufficiency as they hike and paddle along a route tailored to the group. Possible paddling destinations include Spring Beach, Jeanie’s Pools, Milson Island and Cowan with various hiking options along the local tracks and the Great North Walk.