Experience the Boyle


Explore your Potential

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

Adventurous Journey
For more info

For booking please contact the Boyle River OEC. Email or Contact

Please check out The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award website

An overview

For the Adventurous Journey section you'll need a sense of adventure and discovery as you go on a team journey, expedition or exploration in our big Kiwi backyard.

You'll have the opportunity to learn more about the wider environment, as well as learn teamwork skills, make real decisions and accept real consequences, and gain self-confidence. You'll probably end up outside your comfort zone at times, but you'll be kept safe with training and supervision. The result will be experiences you'll remember forever— you won't regret a minute of it

We run all levels of expedition - BRONZE, SILVER & GOLD.

Practice and Qualifying Journeys will be run when we have sufficient numbers enrolled (min 4)

We offer places for Practice and Qualifying Journeys at the same time, but participants must be at the same level.

Gold Residential
Adventure Based Learning

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award Gold residential project requires you to engage with others who are not your usual companions and undertake a shared project away from home over a period of at least five days.

There can be a maximum of one other person you know on the course.


A Boyle Potential Leaders or ABL (Adventure Based Learning) course is a great way to complete this whilst also learning new skills and having heaps of fun. You could also take part in a Gateway course to fulfill the criteria. These courses will also give you the opportunity to achieve credits.

All you need to do is enrol on a course, bring your record book and meet the criteria during camp.

For more information see our Boyle Courses or Contact Us


The environments we travel through are fragile. It is our responsibility as visitors to minimise the impact of our journey. We practice and apply Leave No Trace principles.

Leave No Trace website


By its very nature adventure involves an element of the unexpected. To get the most from this journey that you are mentally flexible, positive, and eager to take on challenges that arise. If you are uncertain about your suitablilty for this trip please give us a call.


Operated by the North Canterbury Alpine Trust; registered with the Charities Commission (CC 29732) and with WorkSafe NZ as an Adventure Activities Operator (AAO 395).


Private Bag 55002

Orchard Road

Christchurch, 8154

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