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Duke of Edinbugh’s Hillary Award

Silver Super Camp – Tongariro National Park

4 Days Tongariro National Park

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 in Tongariro National park. Each day there will be approximately 7+ hours of purposeful activity each day (this will included 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, travel to Tongariro National Park

Day 2
Off track navigation skills at Tama Lakes, debrief and route plan for the next day. At Tama Lakes we explore undulating tussock country and alpine herb fields, with views of the two lakes that occupy old explosion craters on Tama Saddle between Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe. Read more here.

Day 3
Overnight trip to Waihohonu Hutt or Umukarikari Track and debrief

Day 4
Overnight trip to Waihohonu Hutt or Umukarikari Track and travel back to Rotorua


  • Day 1 - Gear Check / River Crossing Training - Tarawera River - Kawerau / Camp Craft/ Debrief / route plan
  • Day 2 - Off track Navigation Skills (Tama Lakes) / Debrief / Route plan
  • Day 3 - Overnight Trip Waihohonu Hutt or Umukarikari Track / Debrief
  • Day 4 - Overnight Trip Waihohonu Hutt or Umukarikari Track / Debrief / Travel back to Rotorua


  • In depth Navigation / Route Planning training practical (in field training)
  • Full river crossing course
  • 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
  • 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