Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey

looking for somewhere to complete your Duke of Ed adventurous journey?

Come join us and let’s go somewhere amazing. We will explore the wild places of Aotearoa New Zealand with a group of like-minded adventurous souls. Make friends, challenge yourself, achieve your goals, live your life to the full.



We are currently offering Duke of Ed journeys only in the SOUTH ISLAND, through our Christchurch office.

(If you are interested in a North Island option, please email our Auckland office: office@adventurespecialties.co.nz.)



Practice Journey

Qualifying Journey



Practice Journey

Qualifying Journey



Practice Journey

Qualifying Journey


In 2022, we are running the following DoE programmes: Practice Journey and Qualifying Journey for Bronze, Silver and Gold.

(Please note that we are not currently offering Journey Training, so you will need to complete that yourself.)

Places are strictly limited to 8 participants, so get in quick! 



Got a friend or two or three who might be keen to do this adventure with you?

Each group has a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 8, and the cost of the journey reduces as the number of participants increases (see Journey Cost section below).

So bring a friend!



Term 1: 26th – 29th April 2022

Term 2: 19th – 22nd July 20222

Term 3: 11th – 14th October 2022

Term 4: 13-th – 16th December 2022

Each Journey includes:


  • A highly experienced, safe, and fully vaccinated instructor from Adventure Specialties Trust
  • Transport from our Christchurch office to the Journey location
  • Hut fees and campsite fees included
  • Admin fee and GST included
  • Please note that participants will need to provide own food
  • Activity equipment is available for hire, if necessary, please enquire for more details

Read more the about our Safety policies here. Find out about the story of Adventure Specialties Trust here. And meet our Christchurch team here



The cost per participant is dependent on the size of the group and the type of activity

Size of group: minimum 4 people and maximum 8 people. The more participants there are, the lower the cost. 

Type of Activity: a Bush/Tramping Journey is our default activity (and also the cheapest option) but there are other activity options, such as sea kayaking, mountain biking, or rafting, which will have a gear hireage fee in addition to the base fee below.





Below is the Base Fee range (minimum cost to maximum cost based on the size of the group).




Base Fee:

$250 min – $490 max




Base Fee:

$330 min – $660 max




Base Fee:

$410 min – $820 max




Fill in the form below to let us know that you are interested and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss the possibilities.



Find out more about Duke of Edinburg’s Hillary Awards: www.dofehillary.org.nz

Find out more about Adventure Specialties Trust: www.adventurespecialties.co.nz 

Contact the Christchurch office: email chch@adventurespecialties.co.nz or phone (03) 348 4547