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Adventure Kokoda has led more than 600 expeditions with more than 7,000 trekkers safely across the Kokoda Trail over the past 29 years.
Adventure Kokoda is a specialist Kokoda Trail trekking company.
Adventure Kokoda is an approved Foreign Enterprise to conduct Kokoda treks in Papua New Guinea in compliance with PNG legal requirements.
Our trek leaders have a combined total of 160 years professional military experience in Australia and overseas – they are expert expedition leaders and practitioners in ‘the Art of Leadership’.
Our program was developed by Major Charlie Lynn OAM OL who was awarded the title ‘Officer of Logohu’ by the PNG Government in their 2015 New Year’s Honours List ‘for service to the bilateral relations between Papua New Guinea and Australia and especially in the development of the Kokoda Trail and its honoured place in the history of both nations’.
Charlie has also established Network Kokoda as a Not-For-Profit company which is the largest provider of philanthropic support for subsistence villagers along the Kokoda Trail.
Kokoda provides many practical leadership examples – good and bad – and as the trek progresses through the various wartime battlefield presentations these lessons are revealed through briefing and discussion which informs students of the characteristics and qualities required to be an effective leader.
Participants who wish to ‘leave a footprint’ behind may do so by becoming involved with Network Kokoda after they return home.
Adventure Out Australia
Since 1984, Adventure Out Australia has been WA’s most successful and dynamic outdoor adventure organisation. Our reputation is based on our extensive range of action-packed activities, our commitment to clients and our unrivalled experience in outdoor programs. We coordinate programs predominantly throughout WA. One-day programs are generally conducted close to the metropolitan area, e.g. Boya, Bedfordale, Roleystone and Dwellingup, while multi-day programs are conducted in Margaret River, Albany and the Kimberley region. Some activities we can provide are:
- Rock Climbing
- River Rafting
- Trekking/Bush Walking
- Survival Training
- Adventure Based Games
Specific standard operations and practices have been developed for each activity
Adventure School Treks
Adventure School Treks (formerly Kokoda School Treks) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Getaway Trekking Pty Ltd.
At Getaway Trekking, we are passionate about the Kokoda Trail, its history and the culture of its people.
This passion resulted to the creation of Kokoda School Treks, which remains the only purpose designed program for schools wishing to offer their students the Kokoda Trail experience. It is our number one goal to ensure that students, parents and teachers find the experience of trekking Kokoda inspiring, educational and above all, rewarding.
In undertaking the Kokoda School Treks program, students not only have this opportunity, but also learn about the teamwork and leadership, gain an appreciation of a vastly different culture and make some fabulous new friends along the way!
We are pleased to announce that with the change to Adventure School Treks, we hope to transfer the Kokoda experience to other destinations in Australia and around the world.
If you need any further information on our treks and/or would simply like to chat with a member of our passionate team, please Contact Us.
Barrington Outdoor Education
Barrington Outdoor Education provides outdoor education experiences in New South Wales that will open the door to a lifetime of adventure. Fully accredited and with fully qualified guides, we pride ourselves on offering the very best of care for teachers, care for your students and care for the environment too. Our rich experience in outdoor education enables us to offer an exciting variety of ways to undertake adventurous journeys for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. We have also introduced a new experience for the Duke of Ed Gold Residential Project.
Cahoots provides exciting and rewarding programs and camps for kids and young people living with a disability in Western Australia. A registered NDIS provider, Cahoots runs a variety of programs and camps for people above the age of 5 living with a disability to build confidence, develop independence and social skills. Each of the programs are run by qualified and experienced facilitator, along with a team of volunteer support leaders of all ages and backgrounds. Cahoots volunteers are caring, enthusiastic, and dedicated to making Cahoots programs and camps the most engaging and rewarding experience it can be for the young people in their care. Cahoot’s mission is to create opportunities for children and young people with disability to develop friendship, skills, and self-confidence.
The Collaroy Centre has been running expeditions for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for almost 20 years. We pride ourselves on running high quality expeditions across Bronze, Silver and Gold level, and cater for individual participants or school groups, as well as participants over 18 years of age. We will take you through preparation and training, as well as practice and qualifying expeditions, and would love to help you achieve your goals and objectives.
Discover some of Sydney’s greatest natural treasures from majestic marine life to the intriguing wildlife that makes a trip into nature unforgettable. ECOTREASURES offer a variety of camping tours sure to cater to all tastes, showcasing Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Sydney Harbour as well as the famous Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Time spent with ECOTREASURES will not only be fun and relaxing, the informative tours leave you with a better appreciation of Australia’s unique wildlife, culture and heritage.
Edmund Rice Camps
Edmund Rice Camps NSW runs recreational, group-based camp programs for children and young people (5-15yo) experiencing significant and complex disadvantage. Edmund Rice Camps NSW operates on a 1:1 ratio of volunteers to children, with volunteers playing a vital role in delivering each camp program. Edmund Rice Camps NSW camp programs are an ideal choice for young people completing their Residential Project as part of their Gold Award. As a volunteer leader on camp, you will work within a supportive team to deliver an unforgettable week to children and young people at risk. You will broaden your understanding of social justice and the issues facing disadvantaged children, discover new skills and abilities, meet new people and have some fun too! Edmund Rice Camps run every school holidays, from Monday morning to Friday evening; to be eligible you must be 16 years of age and attend both New Leader and Orientation Day training.
Gulliver’s Sport Travel
Thinking of a taking your Duke of Ed group overseas?
Gullivers is an Australian owned and operated groups specialist travel agency.
We have organised over 4000 tours over the past 35 years.
Gullivers, with input from your Award leaders, will help you create your own customised itinerary. It will help your Duke of Ed Participants complete the Adventurous Journey or Gold Residential Project and give your participants an amazing and life changing experience.
We are looking forward to the opportunity to assist with your Duke of Ed journey, for more information visit our website.
IEP Working Adventures Worldwide
IEP Working Holidays specialises in assisting young Australian’s going on gap years and are pleased to announce a partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award to offer Participants completing their Gold Award a FREE placement (saving up to $699) on the Summer Camp USA program to complete their Residential Project teaching kids outdoor activities!
Summer Camp USA is now officially registering interest for the 2019 season! To find out more information visit their website below.
Jin Sei Ryu Karate-Do
“Jin Sei Ryu Karate-Do provides traditional Japanese karate training to students of all ages throughout Australia. Jin Sei Ryu Karate-Do is based in Sydney, NSW and which means “Profound Reflections for Growth School.”
As a superior and dynamic form of physical exercise and self-defence, Jin Sei Ryu Karate-Do uses a personal development framework developed over 45 years that guides students of all ages through a process of growth and achievement. It provides physical, mental and philosophical tools to enable students to become better individuals who make valuable contributions to society.”
Land’s Edge Foundation
Land’s Edge Foundation is a Not for Profit that has been operating for 20 years, earning a reputation for its unique approach to education outdoors, innovative and meaningful programming with a whole child, whole curriculum, whole community focus. LEF is proud to be a part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award delivering high-quality programs that meet the outcomes of the Adventurous Journey program, offering Bronze, Silver and Gold. We tailor our programs to work with clients to achieve a program experience to match the needs of the Award Participants and the Award outcomes.
From humble beginnings in 1929 when it had only a handful of players, Netball NSW has grown to become one of the largest independent sports organisations in this state. Currently with over 115,000 members playing and enjoying netball at all levels of performance in cities, suburbs and country towns in all corners of New South Wales, our sport continues to grow both on and off the court as Netball NSW becomes increasingly successful and professional. Netball NSW also conducts a range of competitions catering for a variety of skills levels and ages including:
- Premier League
- State Age Championships
- State Championships
- DOOLEYS Metro League
- Court Craft Night Interdistrict
History shows that NSW is one of the most successful netballing states in Australia, claiming countless state titles and producing some of the best players in the country. From their local club team, to association representative teams, from talent squads and Regional Academies of Sport, talented players are also offered pathways to continue their netball pursuits as they strive to represent New South Wales or even Australia.
Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers
Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers is the only Australian owned organisation specialising in volunteering projects for animal lovers. We offer a wide range of exclusive Australian animal welfare projects committed to the rescue, care, rehabilitation and release of Australian wildlife. Our projects will help you achieve your award through caring for animals and participating in conservation activities. You will help animals directly through activities that include bottle feeding joeys, exercising wombats, cleaning enclosures, hand-rearing baby bats and preparing animals’ food.
One And All
The ship, STV One And All, has provided over 30 years of service to the community. Commissioned on 5th April 1987, she has been actively providing opportunities to all levels in the community, with approx. 10,000 students that have experienced the unique youth development programs to date.
Voyages for Award Participants between the ages of 15 – 19 are able to experience a challenging and rewarding life-changing adventure. The aim is to bring together these youth that come from individual locations and backgrounds, that will have the opportunity to forge new friendships, teamwork, learn life skills and be challenged at their own boundaries.
All social media and personal devices will take a break from their daily lives, so that the skills of looking, listening, and communicating to their fellow adventurer become central. This will become very important in the survival and teamwork needed to get the ship sailing and respecting “Mother Nature” at work on the high seas.
Sailing aboard the STV One and All is a dynamic personal development program during which lifelong skills are learnt through challenge and adventure. It is an intensive work and social experience, where each Award Participant is presented with the challenge of acquiring skills to operate a Tall Ship, safely, at sea. Meeting the challenge conveys a sense of achievement and self-worth.
The program’s objectives are to develop:
- Self-esteem through confidence and a healthier respect for one’s self.
- Sensitivity to others as well as the physical environment.
- Team skills through an awareness of the interdependent nature of a community, and
- Maturity and a positive attitude through self-discipline, setting and achieving goals.
The key element is; one cannot walk away from a challenge at sea. Meeting the challenge is a highly motivating experience.
Optimum Experiences offers more than 28 years of experience and expertise in wilderness environments. Our aim is to share camp and adventurous experiences that enhance the lives of our clients and their appreciation of the outdoors. We do this by operating Adventurous Journeys that challenge our participants and provide real, tangible skills that can be transferred to real life.
We have various areas, venues and modes that we deliver our AJ’s through and can customise our journeys to suit your needs. Though we are based in the NSW Southern Highlands, our AJ’s run both state wide and internationally (Fiji). Hope to see you soon!
OutBeyond is a unique youth development organisation that specialises in outdoor education, eco-tourism and adventure travel. Our programs have been created by forward thinking education and tourism professionals who believe in supporting the Australian (and New Zealand) education system, with complementary and innovative experiential education programs beyond the walls of the classroom.
Outdoor Education Group
The Outdoor Education Group (OEG) is dedicated to providing meaningful, memorable, character building and transferrable experiences in the outdoors. We facilitate experiential learning to over 40,000 participants annually and are proud to offer expeditions that meet the requirements of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. OEG maintains a high standard of risk management and can tailor expeditions to meet the needs of schools, parents and individual students.
Outward Bound Australia is a not for profit Outdoor Education organisation with roots tied to The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, as both were founded by the visionary educationalist Kurt Hahn. Since 1956 Outward Bound Australia have provided challenging experiences that help people to discover, develop and achieve their potential.
We offer guided Bronze/Silver/Gold Adventurous Journeys and Gold Residential Projects. Our staff are passionate, experienced and trained outdoor leaders that will ensure the experience builds the self-confidence, self-awareness and resilience of Participants. Within our role as Award Assessors and Supervisors we will ensure participants meet all the Award requirements and assist them in preparing their final qualifying reports.
We currently offer Adventurous Journeys and Gold Residential Projects around the Sydney region, however please contact us if you are interested in another area as we have teams in VIC, ACT, WA and northern NSW.
Projects Abroad offers the largest global volunteer network worldwide, with hundreds of unique programmes across 25 countries in the developing world. Established in 1992, almost 10,000 volunteers join Projects Abroad programmes each year to participate in education, conservation, healthcare, human rights and construction projects among others.
Projects Abroad offers one of the most exciting and unique options for the residential section of the gold award, where high school students (and in some cases school leavers) can join other volunteers from across the globe on 2-week projects working towards one common goal – assisting communities in need.