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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

Silver Super Camp – Rotorua Lakes

4 Days Rotorua Lakes

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

This Super Camp takes you on a four day adventure, primarily around the Rotorua Lakes. Each day there will be approximately 7+ hours of purposeful activity each day (this will include tramping/camping/cooking).

You will do a range of on-track and off-track activities designed to extend your knowledge of navigation, route planning, river crossing, first aid, emergency procedures, leadership, environmental stewardship and outdoor survival skills.

Our experienced instructors are passionate outdoor educators who have your safety and well-being at the top of their priorities.

Day 1
Gear check, River Crossing Training at Tarawera River, Kawerau, camp craft, debrief and route plan for the day ahead.

Day 2
Off track navigation skills at Tarawera Falls & the Tarawera Outlet, debrief and route plan for the next day

Day 3
Overnight trip from the Tarawera Outlet to Humphries Bay and debrief.

Day 4
Overnight trip to Eastern Okataina, debrief and travel back to Rotorua. Lake Okataina is a neighbouring lake to Lake Tarawera and lake Rotorua.


  • Day 1 - Gear Check / River Crossing Training - Tarawera River - Kawerau / Camp Craft/ Debrief / route plan
  • Day 2 - Off track Navigation Skills (Tarawera Falls / Outlet) / Debrief / Route plan
  • Day 3 - Overnight Trip Outlet to Humphries / Debrief
  • Day 4 - Overnight Trip Eastern Okataina / Debrief / Travel back to Rotorua


  • In depth Navigation / Route Planning training practical (in field training)
  • Full river crossing course
  • Overnight trip Rotorua Lakes
  • 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
  • Team Building and Leadership skills
  • Environmental Stewardship
$460 per person

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