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The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award offers young people an amazing opportunity for personal growth and development, gaining life-skills, and creating life-long friendships. The adventurous journey must be an unsupported journey, away from habitation, using any non-motorised mode of transport. It can be undertaken on foot, by cycle, on horseback, in canoes or boats without motorised assistance.

Your Adventurous Journey should provide you with opportunities to:

If you are interested in embarking on this life changing journey go here

What we offer

Kiwi Adventure Trust is an accredited provider for The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award Adventurous Journey Training, Practice or Assessments in the Hawkes Bay. We are running DofEHA, Adventurous Journey Activities for New Zealand Secondary School students.

If you are registered with the DofEHA within your school or club, and are looking for a fun and interactive way of achieving each award, then we can help you!

With sweet new skills and knowledge, you can go straight from the couch to the bush.  Kiwi Adventure Trust can give you the practical know-how to get out and experience the great New Zealand bush, starting locally with the Kaweka and Ruahine Ranges.

Take full advantage of this unique and exhilarating experience to not only develop yourself, but also to meet new friends and tackle the best life has to throw at you.  Our qualified and experienced outdoor instructors can help guide you down the right track on a journey of discovery and high adventure.

Bronze level: you will gain an introduction to the great outdoors and build a solid foundation for future adventures. Learn new skills and test them out in the real world.

Silver level: take what you've learned and push it to the next level.  Experience breathtaking panoramic views, cross streams and if you're lucky, tramp out under the stars!

Gold level: the culmination of all your hard work, persistence and dedication.  Take on the role of leadership and responsibility, plan missions and strike out on your own adventure. For a night you will never forget, sleep in an improvised shelter of your own making, come rain, hail or snow! 

Kiwi Adventure Trust are also able to provide quality pack liners for your backpacks.  These are $7 each.

We also hire expedition equipment and gear out for the tramps. (Boots, coats, packs, tents, stoves etc).

Click HERE for Gear Hire.

Kiwi Adventure Trust offer the Adventurous Journey section for all 3 levels of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award:

Click Bronze for information on Bronze Level
Click Silver for information on Silver Level
Click Gold for information on Gold Level

The Adventurous Journey section consists of 3 components:

What can you do to get started?

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Phone: 027 6713366
Email: kev@kiwi-adventure.co.nz 

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