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    Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

We offer several options for you to complete your Silver Adventurous Journey depending on what best suits your learning style and time frame. All locations are within the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and allow you to explore the clear waters, sheltered coastlines and stunning campsites on offer.

Some locations we visit may be protected sanctuaries, free from pests and home to the endangered New Zealand dotterel, saddleback, kakariki, kiwi, shore skinks and bellbirds. We believe that the Hauraki Gulf Marine park is one of the best sea kayaking locations in the world.  

Practice Journeys

Practice: The practice silver adventurous journey for the Duke of Edinburgh Award is a great opportunity to get familiar with sea kayaking and kayaking camping. We explore untouched coastlines, learn about the 7 principles of the leave no trace, practice our navigational skills and visit unique locations. Your instructor teaches you how to run a successful journey which you will need to use on your qualifying expedition.  

 

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Tour Cost

Cost

from $445 per person plus booking fee. Minimum numbers required. 

Duration

Duration

2.5 days, 2 nights

Start location

Start Location

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Qualifying Journeys 

Qualifying: For your qualifying silver journey you get to go further afield, be a little more remote and discover why the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park is one of the world’s best sea kayaking locations.  We have structured our qualifying journeys to give you the opportunity to learn, lead and show the instructors you have the skills and attitude to be signed off for your Silver Adventurous Journey.  

Both the practice and qualifying journeys require students to attend an online planning meeting two weeks before departure.  

Book now to join one of our public journeys, or contact us to book private dates for your group.  

 

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Tour Cost

Cost

$445 plus booking fee. Minimum numbers required

Duration

Duration

3 days, 2 nights

Start location

Start Location

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Training, Practice & Qualifying Combined | Kayak Only 

Some students learn best when doing an activity for a concentrated period of time. This is why we have combined all the elements required for the Training, Practice and Qualifying aspects of the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Adventurous Journey. This journey is more concentrated than doing the elements individually.  

For the first part of the journey, instructors help to develop your sea kayaking and camping skills along with educating you on the local environment. The second half of the journey is where students take the lead and assume various roles associated with a successful expedition. 

Note: Students are required to attend an online planning meeting held two weeks before departure. 

Book now to join one of our public journeys, or contact us to book private dates for your group.  

 

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Tour Cost

Cost

from $645 NZD per person. Minimum numbers required.

Duration

Duration

5 days, 4 nights

Start location

Start Location

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Training, Practice and Qualifying Combined | Sail & Kayak 

We have partnered with the NZ Sailing Trust to deliver a combined kayaking and sailing expedition for the adventurous journey award. This journey qualifies for both the Silver Practice and Silver Qualifying expedition, or can be used for Gold Training, Gold Qualifying or Gold Residential. 

The first two nights will be spent on the water with Auckland Sea Kayaks, where students will learn how to kayak and camp in a safe, fun and supportive environment.. The following two nights will be spent sailing on either Lion New Zealand, or Steinlager 2. Everybody on board will have the opportunity to learn to sail the boats, help with the preparation of meals and sleep aboard. 

Note: Students are required to complete an online Preparation and Training session held two weeks before departure. 

 

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Tour Cost

Cost

from $1275 NZD per person. Minimum numbers required.

Duration

Duration

5 days, 4 nights

Start location

Start Location

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

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The first Hine Moana young women's programme set off this morning in beautiful calm paddling conditions. They will spend 2.5 days exploring the waterways if the Mahurangi region, with an exciting talk from @redznzjourney tomorrow afternoon. Then @nz_sailingtrust will sail up and collect the rangatahi and they learn to sail the famous yacht safely back to Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland. They were excited and we can't wait to hear the stories at the end of the week @dukeofednz @visitauckland
Wētāpunga - Out paddling in the Hauraki Gulf we spotted a  beautiful Wētāpunga on one of the off shore pest free islands . Adult wētāpunga are the heaviest insects on the  planet, heavier than an average house sparrow. #stilllearning
#wetapunga #outdooreducation #eotc
Another great event organized by @emr_nz at Taumanu Reserve, Onehunga. Participants learned about local wildlife and conservation projects. We explored mangroves and what makes this harbour so special. Thanks EMR for including us 📷by EMR with @backcountryweb doing his thing
Kayak instruction with a different view today. Westhaven beach is right in the heart of Auckland and has a unique view looking back over the city and sky tower. The water is nearly always flat and you can paddle right under the harbour bridge for a bit of excitement @visitauckland
Just arrived at Motuora island which is our home for the night. We are out with a local high school exploring their local area.  It was a fun down wind paddle from the mainland with loads of waves to surf #outdooreducation  #doc @visitauckland
Teaching people about how wonderful the Tamaki estuary is. Thanks @emr_nz for having us along
Skills training before next week's multiday trip with Mahurangi College. @burto1 you legend!
It's just Autumn in Auckland today #rangitoto here we come @visitauckland
Finishing the day with an epic sunset from Motuihe island. We are staying here for a multi day trip with a local high school. Amazing place to stay with kiwi, tautara to name a few 📸superguideeric
Sun's out, guns out. Stunning weather for three days of exploring the Cavalli islands in the tropical far north.
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