Students on a Duke of Edinburgh navigating, eating and kayaking with Walking Rivers.

Duke Of Ed Adventurous Journeys NSW


create opportunities that enhance leadership, teamwork, motivation, communication and confidence for all participants.

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Purposeful Effort Time Commitments

Minimum Age141516
Total Hours122132
Hours per day678

*Purposeful effort means time spent towards accomplishing the purpose of the journey.

Please remember time associated with travelling, sleeping, cooking and eating is in addition to this time.

Duke Of Edinburgh Adventurous Journeys Overview

Looking at the above table, you can see that Duke of Ed Adventurous Journeys are a key component of all three levels of the Duke of Ed award, bronze, silver and finally gold.

Each journey you do regardless of level, bronze, silver or gold has three main parts:

  • Training and Preparation
  • Practice Journey
  • Qualifying Journey

Walking Rivers staff have the qualifications, enthusiasm and commitment to the Duke of Ed ethos across all three parts. More importantly we endeavour always to set the standard by which all the Duke Of Edinburgh Adventurous Journeys can be measured.

Your Journey.

Let us work with you and your team members as both your trainer and mentor to achieve your desired outcome.

All bushwalking and kayak Duke Of Edinburgh Adventurous Journeys Walking Rivers undertakes, require the entire group to complete full training and planning. Furthermore our focus, making sure all participants achieve their awards.


A steep hill offers its own rewards

Every one knows bushwalking is considerably more physically demanding than Kayaking however I think it’s infinitely more rewarding.

All Duke of Ed Adventurous Journeys completed properly should provide you with bush skills that will stay with you right into adulthood.

  • Compass and maps
  • Satellite navigation
  • Emergency and Risk
  • First Aid
  • Weather
  • Camping
  • Bush survival skills
  • Trip Planning
  • Packing light.
  • Lightweight menu
  • No trace principals
  • Communication


Kayaks can challenge

Time spent on proper Kayak training is time well spent. We will cover everything you need to do the Duke Of Ed Adventurous Journey.

Don’t worry if it appears boring to you, I would like to assure you it won’t be. Finally let me say while you are learning, you will also be having fun.

  • How to Paddle a Kayak
  • What to pack
  • How to pack your Kayak
  • What’s for Dinner
  • Safety equipment
  • First Aid
  • Group Management
  • What to do if you tip over
  • Camping skills
  • Environmental concerns
  • How to not get lost
  • Your qualifying Journey

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