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Mon, 19 Apr


Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre

DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey BRONZE

Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass - Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.

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DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey BRONZE
DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey BRONZE

Time & Location

19 Apr 2021, 9:00 am – 25 Apr 2021, 4:00 pm

Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand

About The Event

Enrol now in our open Duke of Ed Hillary Award adventurous journey for BRONZE.

We are offering this week starting 19 April for you to choose which dates suit you best.

Training Days can be added onto the Practice Journey if required.



Duration:  2 days

Student Numbers: Groups of between 4 - 7 students. We need minimum numbers of 4.

Cost:  TOTAL $176 per person inclusive of GST.

Costs include: 

High quality facilitation, assessment, administration, course materials, tramping equipment, supervision

NOT included: 



Cost incurred in sending someone home

Loss or damage of equipment or facilities.

Payment: Buy a ticket on the Enrolment page

We are unable to refund last minute cancellations.

Transportation: Transport is not provided to the Boyle. Travel arrangements should be made between participants, car-pooling where possible.

Withdrawal: If a student withdraws from the course within 14 days of the start date, or is sent home once it has commenced, the full cost is payable plus the cost of the journey home. Places cannot be cancelled within 14 days of the start of the course. You will be invoiced to recover any costs incurred.

Food: Food is planned by the participants, preferably in pairs - substantial evening meals, breakfast &  lunches.

Students are required to take ownership over the preparation of meals, the cleaning and washing up and other tasks associated with the meal-time. This is part of the assessment.

Clothing & Equipment:  A ‘Gear List’ of required clothing and equipment can be provided if required – please ask

The Boyle has an extensive store of clothing and equipment, which can be borrowed by the students.

Emergency Contacts: The emergency contact person at the Boyle will be the Manager 03 315 7082 .

The participants must enroll via the online link above as soon as possible to provide their emergency details.

Outcomes: This course provides students with the opportunity to train for the DofE Adventurous Journey in a mountain environment. The expected outcomes are for the students to:

• develop communication skills, team-work and a feeling of self-worth

• develop self-confidence, initiative and self-reliance

• learn recreational outdoor skills in order to be prepared for the level of Journey they are doing

• experience fun and exciting activities gaining skills in the outdoors and a gain a sense of individual

and group achievement

Instruction/Facilitation: This will be provided by qualified and experienced instructors who are employed by the Boyle once they have proven that they meet ‘the Boyle standard.’ Each January they participate in six days of in-house training and development. Police checks have been undertaken.

Supervision: Supervision is provided by the Boyle Staff. Students will be supervised by instructional staff whilst on the Journey. This may be Remote Supervision for Qualifying Journeys. Students are required to follow the instructions given by all staff and are being assessed during this part of the programme for their commitment to the principles of the Award.

Code of conduct: Students are expected to abide by the standard school rules and regulations for the duration of the course. Alcohol and drugs, including cigarettes, are a safety risk and are definitely banned from the Boyle and its programmes.

Sleep is an important component of a safe course. A tired body or brain is potentially dangerous. All students will be expected to respect the needs of others and be quiet between 10pm and 7am.

Students have the opportunity as part of a group to establish a contract for group behaviour, deciding how they want to work together for the duration of the course.

For the safety of all, students must follow all instructions given by the Boyle Staff.

Risk Disclosure: Because the course is about adventure in the outdoors, there is some risk associated with the environment and some activities. The risk provides for positive outcomes, but there is also the possibility that some harm could befall a student. Managing risk is crucial to the quality of the Boyle experience and Boyle Staff are experienced in this. Students are expected to take part in the process of risk management and be actively involved and responsible for the safety of themselves and others. The Boyle Staff will implement the Boyle Safety Operation Plans and Risk Management systems during the course.

The Boyle has OutdoorsMark safety accreditation. (See for further details)

Planning: Each participant must have completed BRONZE Training before doing the BRONZE Practice Journey. We can offer dates for this if required - contact us.



Gear List:  Items marked * can be borrowed from the Boyle

Wet weather gear

Boots or sturdy trainers

Warm layers

Sun Hat & sunscreen

Day Pack


Cooker & Fuel*

First Aid Kit

Food for the day



  • Bronze Adventurous Journey

    Bronze Qualifier Expedition - 1 night - includes instruction and equipment

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  • Adventurous Journey Training

    Two days of learning, knowledge and skills to prepare you for your Practice Journey

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