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 Journeys 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 in Australia. We offer all levels of Adventurous Journeys 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 and then 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 on 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, Sat Messenger and Tracker;
  • Map case, map and compass supplied to each participant;
  • Each participant pair is supplied with a serviced 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 (where possible);
  • FREE preliminary training – either in your school or online – and a FREE pre-trip briefing; and
  • Medical data collected using our e-platform for paperless collection.

Open Programs

For independent awardees or if 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 to keep a role in the coordination of their school AJ. Bonus – YouthAdvance do all the work!

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

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Event Venue Date
NBSC Silver PnP Practice AJs 2022 Pittwater, NSW
  • August 18, 2022 7:30 am
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PITTWATER Silver PnP Qual Aug 24-26 Southern Highlands, NSW
  • August 24, 2022 7:30 am
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DAVIDSON Silver PnP Prac Aug 30 - Sept 1 Pittwater, NSW
  • August 30, 2022 8:00 am
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CHEVALIER B2B Bronze Sept 6-8 Southern Highlands, NSW
  • September 6, 2022 9:00 am
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NBSC Silver PnP Qualifying AJs 2022 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • September 15, 2022 7:30 am
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Newtown & Pittwater Silver PnP Prac Sept 21-23 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • September 21, 2022 7:00 am
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NBSC Gold Turon Hike Sept 24-27 Turon National Park, New South Wales
  • September 24, 2022 7:30 am
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OPEN NSW Silver Prac/Qual PnP Sept 29-Oct 1 Pittwater, NSW
  • September 29, 2022 7:30 am
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OPEN NSW Silver Prac/Qual PnP October 4-6 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • October 4, 2022 7:30 am
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OPEN Residential Project - Virtual - October 2022 YouthAdvance HQ - Brookvale NSW
  • October 4, 2022 9:00 am
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OPEN NSW Bronze Prac/Qual Hike Oct 7-8 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • October 7, 2022 7:30 am
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CHATSWOOD Bronze Qual AJs Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • October 11, 2022 8:00 am
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CRESTWOOD Silver PnP Qual Oct 14-16 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • October 14, 2022 8:00 am
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CRESTWOOD Bronze Qual Oct 21-22 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • October 21, 2022 8:00 am
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DAVIDSON Silver PnP Qual Nov 1-3 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • November 1, 2022 8:00 am
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NEWTOWN Bronze Qual AJs Southern Highlands, NSW
  • November 7, 2022 8:00 am
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NARRABEEN B2B Bronze Nov 21-23 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • November 21, 2022 7:30 am
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CHATSWOOD Silver PnP Qual Nov 30-Dec 2 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • November 30, 2022 8:00 am
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NBSC Gold Kosi Qual Dec 12-17 Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales
  • December 12, 2022 7:00 am
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OPEN NSW Silver Prac/Qual PnP Dec 19-21 Pittwater, NSW
  • December 19, 2022 7:30 am
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OPEN NSW Bronze Prac/Qual Hike Dec 22-23 Southern Highlands, NSW
  • December 22, 2022 7:30 am
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OPEN NSW Gold Prac or Qual Hike Jan 9 -14 Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales
  • January 9, 2023 7:30 am
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OPEN NSW Bronze Prac/Qual Hike Jan 16-17 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • January 16, 2023 7:30 am
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OPEN NSW Gold Prac or Qual Hike Jan 18-21 Turon National Park, New South Wales
  • January 18, 2023 6:30 am
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OPEN NSW Silver Prac/Qual PnP Jan 23-25 Marramarra National Park, New South Wales
  • January 23, 2023 7:30 am
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