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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

Bronze Qualifying Adventurous Journey – Leitch’s Hut

2 Days Coromandel Forest Park

If you have already completed your training, this is a great option to complete your Adventurous Journey for your Bronze Award for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award.

This 2-day trip will take you into the Coromandel Forest Park and up to Leitch’s Hut. There will be approximately 6+hours of purposeful activity each day (this will included tramping/camping/cooking).

Expect to learn plenty of new, practical skills, discover more about the natural world, and have fun in a safe, friendly – but challenging – environment. Our experienced instructors are passionate outdoor educators who have your safety and well-being at the top of their priorities.

Day 1
Gear check, travel to Waitomo, walk the carpark to Leitch’s Hut, camp craft, debrief and route plan for the next day. Leitch’s Hut is located in the Waitomo/Pureora region. Read more here.

Day 2
Walk from Leitch’s Hut back to the carpark, debrief, travel back to Rotorua.


  • Day 1 - Gear Check / Travel to Waitomo / Carpark to Leitch\\\'s Hut Hut / Camp Craft/Debrief / route plan
  • Day 2 - Leitch’s Hut to carpark / Debrief / Travel back to Rotorua


  • Overnight trip in Central North Island venue
  • Tent or Backcountry Hutt accommodation provided.
  • Transportation provided.
  • Qualified Instructor / Assessor - small groups 1-10
  • Equipment provided if required - Packs / Tents / Cookers / Jackets
  • Team Building and Leadership
$300 per person

Need to know more?

Please feel free to send us a message and we will come back to you.

Note: There are participant restrictions to run this trip.
Maximum: 20