Adventurous Journeys

Adventurous Journeys

Achieving your Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an adventure from beginning to end. YouthAdvance Australia can give you some of your most memorable experiences!

Our Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey’s are designed to challenge and provide you with a sense of achievement.

 YouthAdvance Australia offer school-specific programs and Open programs for individuals during school holidays. We have Duke of Ed Adventurous Journeys all around the country, from the urban fringes to some of the most remote locations around Australia. We offer all levels of Adventurous Journey’s with activities such as hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, canyoning.

Our qualified and experienced Guides will  teach you the necessary skills like navigation, camp craft and teamwork on your practice expedition. Assess your skills on your qualifying expedition. Our staff do not lead from the front, they mentor and instruct from the back. We do this to ensure that you and your group have the opportunity to work as a team and make sound judgments based from your training. You will be required to take responsibility and make decisions for yourself while under the supervision from experienced and qualified outdoor professionals.

PROGRAM FACTS (Excluding Staffing Solutions)

  • Participant to staff ratios 7:1 for hiking programs, 8:1 for paddling programs and PacknPaddles
  • Maximum number of participants for all programs is 25 (Back to Back or overlapping programs available for larger bookings)
  • Emergency communication equipment carried, VHF, UHF, PLB, Satellite Phone and Sat Messenger and Tracker
  • Map case, map and compass supplied to each participant.
  • Each participant pair is supplied with a services and maintained Trangia Stove (gas converted) and pot set for all programs.
  • Transport to and from the program venue (Sydney) based school included in advertised price
  • All guides hold industry qualifications along with wilderness or remote area first aid qualifications
  • Modern, registered well-maintained kayaks and safety equipment
  • Powerboat support for paddling sections
  • FREE pre-trip briefing
  • Medical data collected using CareMonkey e-platform for paperless collection

Open Programs

For independent awardees or you missed your School Duke of Ed program. Our Open Programs are run during school holidays in some of the most stunning locations around Australia.

Staffing Solutions

Do you have an existing program but struggle to find staff. YouthAdvance can supply you with qualified and experienced guides to ensure that you meet industry standards and best care for your students.

Program Solutions

YouthAdvance is passionate in keeping outdoor ed in schools around Australia. Our Program Solutions allows teachers in schools to still have a major role in the coordination and management of their school based Duke of Ed Adventurous Journeys.



Event Venue Date
NBSC Gold Hike April 12-15 Turon National Park, New South Wales
  • April 12, 2021 6:00 am
Open NSW Silver Prac PnP April 14-16 Lake Lyell, New South Wales
  • April 14, 2021 7:00 am
Carlingford Bronze Prac April 20-21 Southern Highlands, NSW
  • April 20, 2021 7:00 am
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Crestwood Bronze Prac April 30 - May 1 Southern Highlands, NSW
  • April 30, 2021 7:00 am
Bronze Hike Prac May 7 & 8 Southern Highlands, NSW
  • May 7, 2021 6:15 am
Cheltenham Bronze Prac May 13-14 Southern Highlands, NSW
  • May 13, 2021 7:00 am
St Ursula's Bronze Prac May 21-22 Southern Highlands, NSW
  • May 21, 2021 7:00 am
Cheltenham Bronze Qual June 24-25 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • June 24, 2021 7:00 am
OPEN NSW Gold Hike June 28-July 1 Turon National Park, New South Wales
  • June 28, 2021 6:00 am
NSW Open Bronze Prac/Qual Hike July 5-6 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • July 5, 2021 7:00 am
OPEN NSW Silver Prac/Qual PnP July 7-9 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • July 7, 2021 7:00 am
Chatswood Silver Prac PnP Sept 11-13 Lake Lyell, New South Wales
  • September 11, 2021 7:00 am
Chatswood Silver Qual PnP Sept 22-24 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • September 22, 2021 7:00 am
Chatswood Bronze Qual Sept 30 - Oct 1 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • September 30, 2021 7:00 am