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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

Bronze Super Camp – Tongariro National Park

3 Days Tongariro National Park
Training & Practice Trip

Our Bronze Super Camp is our recommended way of completing your training and practice journey for  The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Bronze Award – all in one go.

This Super Camp takes you on a three day adventure in the Tongariro National Park. Each day 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, navigation training, navigation practical at Silica Rapids, camp craft, debrief and route plan for the next day. Silica Rapids is near Whakapapa Village, and is a bubbling stream with a gold-toned bed. The coloured deposits are ironoxide clays from upstream swamps. Read more here.

Day 2
Off track navigation skills at Taranaki Falls & Lake Rotopounamu, debrief and route plan for the next day. Taranaki Falls is located a short walk (20 mins) from the Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre – read more here. Lake Rotopounamu is a beautiful lake surrounded by native forest and is a special favourite of tree lovers, birdwatchers, and families. Read more here

Day 3
Mt Urchin day trip, debrief, travel back to Rotorua. Mount Urchin is a wilderness of beautiful beech forest, incredible views and a real alpine environment. Read more here


  • Day 1 - Gear Check / Navigation Training / Navigation Practical (Silica Rapids) / Camp Craft/Debrief / route plan
  • Day 2 - Off track Navigation Skills (Taranaki Falls & Lake Rotoponamu / Debrief / Route plan
  • Day 3 - Mt Urchin Day Trip / Debrief / Travel Back to Rotorua


  • In depth Navigation / Route Planning training theory (classroom based)
  • In depth Navigation / Route Planning training practical (in field training)
  • Overnight trip in National Park
  • Tent or Backcountry Hut accommodation provided.
  • Transportation provided.
  • Qualified Instructor / Assessor - small groups 1-10
  • Equipment provided if required - Packs / Tents / Cookers / Jackets
  • Basic First Aid and Emergency Procedures
  • Equipment Training - Camp Craft and Cooking
$360 per person

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Note: There are participant restrictions to run this trip.
Maximum: 50

Please note: On occasion camps will not be available to be run at a desired location, for unforeseen reasons. In these circumstances the camp will be run at Rotorua Lakes.

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