Our Duke of Edinburgh Gold Kayaking Award Journey will recognise you are a young adult making your own decisions. We stay in the background.

No doubt you are aware by now all Duke of Edinburgh journeys require a minimum number of four students per group. On your own ? Still register with us and we will endeavour to create a group make your journey happen.


Your Gold Kayaking Award Journey, in our opinion, should

Combine the knowledge and skills you gained on your Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Kayaking Journeys into one comprehensive experience.

As a measure of your progress, the journey must be difficult but not impossible. Of course, there should be some new things to learn on a Gold Journey, but the essential thing is to have a good time.

Feeling accomplished and euphoric is the only way to describe the sensation we want you to experience.

While we will present you with some locations and ideas for your Kayaking Award Journey, our primary goal is for you to design the final journey. All of our adventures take place in unique and remote areas of Australia.

Because your Gold Kayaking award journey is your last one in the Duke of Edinburgh program, we need to make sure it is unique and something you will remember your whole life.

You can learn more from the Duke of Edinburgh Handbook about your journey if needed.

Key points, Gold Award Journey should be

  • Fun and excitement are the most vital factors
  • Prepare yourself for a challenge
  • Hopefully, you’ll gain a wealth of new knowledge
  • Take pleasure in being surrounded by nature.
  • This may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Our Gold Kayaking Award Journey has a lot to offer

You can spend up to eight days away from home with all of your friends on your Gold Award Journey.

It’s a chance for you to take charge of your own life without interference from your parents or anyone else.

It’s also an opportunity to disconnect from formal schoolwork and re-energise your life, preparing you for the next chapter of your life as a young adult making your own decisions.

You might also use this time to consider how you want your future to turn out. However, you have complete control over how you spend your time.

Remember, you’ve been preparing for this moment for quite some time, so let’s make the most of it.

Key points, what’s on offer

  • Take pride in a job well done.
  • Boost your physical stamina.
  • You will be pleased if you spend time in nature.
  • Make moments that will last a lifetime with your friends.
  • On Completion, You’ll be deserving of the Award.

Activity highlights you will enjoy

People worldwide love the Duke of Edinburgh Award because it helps them grow as people.

Key points, activity highlights

  • Choose your own food
  • Cook on a fire
  • Sleep in a tent
  • Be away from home
  • Meet new people

About yourself & the Gold Kayaking Award Journey

Firstly, you must be at least 16 years old and realise that completing the three levels of the Duke of Edinburgh award will require hard work, self-discipline, and perseverance.

Along the road, you’ll meet some fantastic new friends who will be working just as hard and with the same dedication as you. It’s not simple, but the benefits are definitely worth the effort. You get to show everyone, including yourself, that you are capable of completing a challenge and that you are capable of accomplishing more than you ever imagined.

Finally, we’re honoured to be a part of your Duke of Edinburgh experience, and we hope that the lessons you learn will stick with you for the rest of your life.

If you have questions about doing a Gold Kayaking Award Journey


Tasks prior to the trip

The first step is to finish your Gold Kayaking Award Journey registration by clicking the above registration button. After the registration arrives at our office, your information will be placed into our system. Your parents will then be sent a digital indemnity form, which they must fill out and return.

Following that, you will receive an email with instructions on preparing for your trip.

Some of these preparations may include locating and preparing your equipment, producing a gear list, and a menu for us to review. You may also be asked if any friends might want to join you on your Journey.

Just as important will be learning how to and then compiling your field notes. This is all part of your travel planning, and you must complete it.

The start of your Gold Kayaking Award Journey

Significantly, We have a choice of a few different National parks for the Gold journey. You can choose which area you want to explore.

Before Covid 19, the Gold Kayaking Award journey started with a four day training and practice journey , followed by a four day qualifying journey.

At the moment, the Duke of Edinburgh lets training and practise be a part of the Qualify. That is to say, that everything for the Gold award is done over seven days instead of eight.

Your parents can drive you to the start point. Alternatively, you can board a Walking Rivers vehicle at a railway station or another location we arrange with you and travel with us.

The fun part Paddling and Camping

With a minimum of four Kayakers and a maximum of seven , you will paddle along, talk to your friends, and learn interesting things about nature.
Another key point, you will also be following a map and learning how to always figure out where you are on it.

Kayaking in hidden waterways, along pristine beaches seeing wildlife, connecting with nature, and sharing different experiences with your friends will all be part of your reward for stepping out and making the Journey.

After a full day of Kayaking, it will be fun to choose your campsite, set up your tent, and make your own dinner.

Lastly, one of the best things you can do is sit around a fire you’ve started with your friends and enjoy the night.

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