Tailored Programme – Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

If you have a group of 6 or more Whenua Iti Outdoors (WIO) can tailor a programme to help you achieve your Adventurous Journey or Gold Residential components of the Award, while adventuring in our local national parks and their surrounds, such as the beautiful Kahurangi or Abel Tasman National Parks.

Plan your Journey

You get to be involved in planning your journey with us and choose from a range of activity options that are available, lead by our qualified and experienced instructors.

Activities to Choose From

Activities may include rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, cooking in the outdoors, sea kayaking, bush survival, bush skills and navigation, with a plan for different options to suit the season and weather for your journey. If you choose to complete the Kakariki Journey, so that your Award has an environmental focus, we can help design a Gold Residential Project that contributes to local community conservation initiatives. We provide all transport (from WIO), activities, outdoor gear and qualified instructors. Check out our Outcomes & Activities page to get an idea of the possibilities.

More Information

To find out more about completing your Award through Whenua Iti Outdoors head to our Duke of Edinburgh’s Page.

Whenua Iti Outdoors is the Hub Leader for the top half of Te Waipounamu / the South Island – as Hub Leaders we can support your school or organisation to set up an Award Unit. Contact us for more information or support.

Further resources

To find out more about the award head to www.dofehillary.org.nz 

Key Components:

  • Adventure

Open to:



Format to be negotiated


Format to be negotiated


Local National Parks & surrounds


For group bookings of 6 or more people please ask for a quote.
Cost varies depending on length of programme and number of participants.


Subject to availability



  • Duke of Edinburgh


Qualified Instructors

You're in safe hands. Our friendly & highly professional instructors are all industry qualified for a wide range of activities.


NZQA Qualified and NCEA Aligned

We are NZQA accredited, can offer NCEA Level 1-3 assessments and all programmes align with the NZ Curriculum key competencies.


Safety Accredited

We put safety first. We are a registered provider of Adventure Activities with Worksafe NZ, and are Safety audit certified with OutdoorsMark.

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