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The Duke of Ed Adventurous Journeys

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award challenges the way young people see themselves and the world around them. The Adventurous Journey section offers transformative experiences 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.  

Self-operated journeys - Facility hire

Our newest offering for Adventurous Journey is the Broken Bay Sport & Recreation Centre self-operated AJs. 

Uniquely developed by the Duke of Ed NSW Team and the experienced Broken Bay staff the self-operated AJ’s give you access to one of NSW’s most unique locations with all the aspects of a traditional AJ.

Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre is ideally located within one hour of Sydney Metro and the Hunter Regions. It is nestled on 650 hectares of unspoilt bushland between isolated headlands and the beach, with spectacular views of the iconic Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Lion Island and rugged sandstone cliffs lining the Hawkesbury River. Abundant in native wildlife and Gold, Silver and Bronze bushwalking tracks, with camp site, beaches, on water access, spectacular views and a few hidden gems!

Included in the facility hire is a full kit of equipment that will get you started on your journey.

The kit includes: Broken Bay staff can assist with:
Satellite phone Adventurous Journey Planning
Maps with grid reference points Assistance with risk management assessments
Emergency response guidelines Coordinating Ferry times
Incident procedures Access to amenities and group cooking facilities
Hint sheet Kayak hire

Find out more!

Our friendly staff are available to discuss Self-operated or Centre Supervised journey options at Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre.

How to book
Contact our Central Reservation
on 13 13 02

Centre Supervised journeys

Held at Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre, these journeys are supervised by qualified and experienced Office of Sport staff. Participants will learn teamwork and leadership skills throughout their journeys.  

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. 


Centre lead journeys

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.

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 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! 

Other Adventurous Journey providers

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.

Learn more

How to book
Contact our Central Reservation
on 13 13 02

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