The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Aotearoa | Hillary Award is part of a global education framework that has been encouraging people to dream big and discover their potential for over 60 years. The Award is open to anyone aged 14-24 and has 4 key areas: learn a new skill (or develop an existing one), get physically active, give service to their communities, and take part in an adventure, with the addition of a residential project at Gold Level.
WIO is an Open Award Unit which means you can achieve the award under our umbrella. We are also able to help you with the Adventurous Journey training and assessment and Gold Residential – tramping, sea kayaking, bush skills, navigation – we have a wide variety of options for your adventure at all levels of the award.
WIO is also the Hub Leader for the top half of Te Waipounamu/ the South Island contact us for more information or support.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award and has transformed the lives of millions of young people since it first began.
Open to anyone enrolled in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award
Varies depending on the options you choose and your level of award
Sea kayaking, caving, bush survival, mountain biking, navigation and cooking in the outdoors.
Whenua Iti Outdoors / Nelson – Tasman – West Coast – Marlborough region
Varies depending on the programme you build for your group
Nelson airport pick up and drop off available for those outside the region.
All transport included once you are on a WIO programme
Bronze Adventurous Journey Planning and Assessment 8-12 July 2019
Bronze Adventurous Journey Planning and Assessment July 27/28 and Sept 14/15 2019
Gold Adventurous Journey or Residential 1 Oct – 9 Oct 2019 or January 15-23 2020 (Adventure Skills Development)
Gold Residential December 9-13 2019 (Journey Max)
Gold Residential 20-24 January 2020 (Senior Journey)
Contact us for other options, we can add in dates to suit your group and your choice of adventure!