The Award - Silver

Congratulations! You are on your way to achieving your Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Adventurous Journey. At Silver level, we work hard to bed in the skills you uncovered at Bronze and develop an increased capability in the bush (or on the water or the bike!)

Silver Journey Options

We have a few different options available for both Training and Qualifying Journeys

Rangitoto/Motutapu
This is our Practice Journey for both School Award Units and Public Journeys
Pinnacles
This magnificent hike is our Public Qualifier Journey. School Award Units can use this as their Qualifier or Practice Journey
Karangahake Gorge & Kaimai Ranges
This follows the sharply winding canyon, that was formed by the Ohinemuri River. It is another option for School Award Units.
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TRAINING

This is a one day event. During this day, we facilitate the Duke of Ed course syllabus through hands on activities.

During the training, you’ll learn about leadership, trip & meal planning, the gear required for any of our three modes on offer at Silver and experience some practical outdoor first aid examples!

Our Silver Training satisfies the requirements for all three modes of journeying available at Silver with Bigfoot Adventures (Tramping, Sea Kayaking & Mountain Biking)

Public Silver Training days start at $100 per person.

practice Journey

This is a 3-day, 2-night journey. The key focus of this trip is to provide you with an opportunity to build on the many skills that were introduced to during the Silver Training and the Bronze Adventurous Journey events.

Journeys are delivered in a range of locations, including Rangitoto & Motutapu for our Public Practice Tramps, Mahurangi for Sea Kayaking, and Rotorua for Mountain biking. Other journeys are available for partnership schools.

To be eligible for the Practice Journey, all participants are to have successfully completed the Silver Training and Bronze prerequisites prior to joining us on the journey! This journey is also the prerequisite for the Qualifying Journey.

Public Silver Tramping journeys start at $345, Sea Kayaking & Mountain Biking start at $495 per person.

qualifying journey

This is a 3-day, 2-night journey. This expedition is student led, with support, guidance and educational opportunities provided by one of the Bigfoot instructing team.

Qualifying journeys are delivered in a range of locations, including Kauaeranga Valley & the Pinnacles for our Public Qualifying Tramps, Ponui Island for Sea Kayaking, and Taupō for Mountain biking. Other journeys are available for partnership school.

To be eligible for this journey, all participants are to have successfully completed the Silver Training, Silver Practice Journey, and the Bronze prerequisites prior.

Public Silver Tramping journeys start at $345, Sea Kayaking & Mountain Biking start at $495 per person.