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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award challenges the way young people see themselves and the world around them.  

Held at Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre, Bronze and Silver Award adventurous journeys are transformative expeditions that challenge and inspire young people to achieve their goals by working together. Participants build strength, resolve and commitment – values that continue to empower them throughout life.  

Qualified and experienced staff ensure Participants learn teamwork and leadership skills throughout their journeys. The breathtaking views and remote access by boat to Broken Bay, makes for an unforgettable experience! 

It is a requirement of the Award that all Participants undertake at least one practice journey to gain the experience to undertake their qualifying journey safely and confidently. 

Bronze Practice and Qualifying Journeys - 2 days, 1 night each journey 

Participants prepare and train for their hiking trips along local bush tracks by learning essential skills such as compass use and map reading. Including an overnight camp at Spring Beach or Little Wobby; Participants hike along the breathtaking views of the Hawkesbury River on the two-day hikes, before returning to Broken Bay by boat.

Silver Practice and Qualifying Journeys - 3 days, 2 nights each journey  

Participants hike and paddle along a route specifically tailored to their group in the three-day Silver ‘pack and paddle’ journeys. The paddle component begins at Broken Bay continuing along the Hawkesbury River, the paddling route can be tailored to finish at Spring Beach, Jeanie’s Pools, Milson Island or Cowan. Participants build on their hiking skills along local tracks both near and far with possible routes including the Great North Walk.

Gold Practice and Qualifying Journeys – 4 days, 3 nights each journey

Gold Adventurous Journeys are tailored to each Participant group and can include a number of activities such as hiking and ‘pack and paddle’ experiences. More info coming soon! 


How to make a booking

To book a Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey with Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre contact our Central Reservations 13 13 02. 

To book an Adventurous Journey with another provider visit the National Activity Provider Directory

Did you know…?

Participants can also complete their Residential Project (Gold level only) at our Sport and Recreation Centres.

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How to book
Contact us on 13 13 02

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