YMCA Kiwi Adventure



Congratulations, you are on your way to achieving your Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award.

The Adventurous Journey section of this award aims to “encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery” in each participant.

At Silver level, you will build on the expedition skills established through carrying out the Bronze Award.   With all new challenges and places to explore, an adventure is just around the corner...

The knowledge and skills developed in this section of award will assist you in working towards your Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award.


Here at Kiwi Adventure Trust we understand that you learn best when you are being challenged in a fun and supportive environment!

Over two and a half days, we deliver the course content through hands-on activities that allow you to develop the skills that you will need for your  journey.

Our training aims to extend your knowledge in the following topics:

Venue: Confirmed at time of booking
Timings: Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon
Costs: $500 per person including transport (excludes food and equipment)

Practice or Qualifying Tramp

This is a 3 full day tramp, 2 night expedition.

Using the skills and knowledge gained from the training workshop and practice journey, your team will be responsible for navigating your way over hills, through streams and along the coast. The journey planning and implementation, will be led by you and your peers, with your Kiwi Adventure Trust instructor there to ensure that your team is making safe decisions.

This tramp is the stepping stone to participating in the Qualifying Journey.

Location: Kaweka Ranges
Duration: 3 full days
Costs: $300 per person (excludes transport, food & equipment)
Pre-requisites: Silver Training & Bronze Award (except for direct candidates); practice tramp(s) where needed.
Transport: Student organised at pre trip meeting

This journey is a must for any student aiming to complete the Adventurous Journey section of their Silver Level Award.