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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

Bronze Qualifying Adventurous Journey – Waitawheta Hut

2 Days Kaimai Mamaku Conservation 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 to the Waitawheta Hut in the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park. 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 Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park, walk from the carpark to Waitawheta Hut, camp craft, debrief and route plan for the next day. Read more here.

Day 2
Walk from Waitawheta Hut to the carpark, debrief, travel back to Rotorua.


  • Day 1 - Gear Check /Travel to Kaimai Mamaku Forrest / Carpark to Waitawheta Hut /Camp Craft/ Debrief / route plan
  • Day 2 -Waitawheta 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 skills
  • Environmental Stewardship
$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: 50