Alternative Expeditions

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Award Office Bronze Expedition - 2022

The Queensland Award Operating Authority (AOA) will be facilitating an overnight Adventurous Journey (AJ) - Expedition in South East Qld during the upcoming Easter school holidays. This journey will suit Bronze level Duke of Ed Award participants.

The AJ is to support the Award Community by :

  1. Targeting those young people with limited choices for their AJ. The office receives notifications regularly about award participants who may e.g. have shifted school, moved to Qld from interstate, or who missed the AJ organised by their Award Centre for whatever reason.

  1. Offering an opportunity for Adult volunteers currently undergoing outdoor leader training to participate in hands-on expeditioning under the guidance of outdoor Adventurous Journey Supervisor/s (AJS).

Bronze Adventurous Journey details:

DATE: 2-3 April 2022 (Saturday and Sunday)

MODE: Bushwalking Expedition

LEVEL: Bronze Award – Practice OR Qualifying

VENUE: Springbrook National Park

COST: Free to attend, participants to organise their own food, hiking gear, and transport to and from the venue

Additional information:

  • Preparation and training prior to the journey is to be managed by the participant’s Award Leader

  • There will be a teleconference for all participants and Award Leaders – Date to be advised

  • The expedition will only go ahead if volunteers and/or registered Adventurous Journey Supervisors assist

  • Numbers are limited and preference will be given on a first in basis to participants assessed as having limited options to participate in an adventurous journey with their own Award Centre.

To sign up for the listed Adventurous Journey, as a participant or a volunteer please register through Eventbrite at: by Wednesday 2 March 2022 (4.00pm).

Due to the recent weather event which has impacted Brisbane, the Award Office Authority (AOA) has extended the registration date for the AOA Bronze Adventurous Journey until Thursday 10 March 2022 (4.00pm).

Please be aware that the Adventurous Journey will only go ahead if numbers of registered participants, volunteers and/or registered Adventurous Journey Supervisors are met.

Outward Bound (Sydney)

Check out the email that was sent this year for camps that they are offering in Sydney.

Southern Cross Yachting

We run weekend sailing courses every weekend on Moreton Bay which are ideal for 14 – 18 year old students working towards Duke of Edinburgh. The courses are held on board our 40’yachts with an accredited RYA sailing instructor running the course. The weekend courses are live aboard with a maximum of 5 students on board with the instructor. The courses commence at 9am on Saturday and return at 4pm on Sunday and include meals and accommodation on board and night sailing

At the end of the weekend the students will all receive an RYA log book which can be used at any RYA school though out the world to log miles towards RYA certificates. For those who may be interested in a career in sailing this can eventually lead to an RYA Yachtmaster which is a commercial qualification here in Australia and Europe.

The students will complete certificates accredited by the internationally recognised Royal Yachting Association. For beginners a RYA Start Yachting certificate is awarded at the completion of a weekend course. For those who wish to continue another 2 weekends will result in an RYA Competent Crew certificate.

Some continue on and do a theory course which includes navigation, safety, weather and tides and then do another 3 weekends to complete a RYA Day Skipper certificate.

We can offer the students the special price of $550/weekend or $1440 if they book for 3 weekends.

Southern Cross Yachting

East Coast Marina

570 Royal Esplanade

PO Box 5138

Manly 4179




ph 07 3396 4100

fax 07 3396 9598

See our website at for details of all our courses, course dates and charter yachts.

South Passage Sailing Expedition


Contact: Jacqui Winwood

Queensland's Tall Ship

PO Box 5114 Manly QLD 4179

Tel: (07) 3893 3777 Fax: (07) 3893 3822 Mob: 0407 737 748

Please also have a look at the following link to see a "South Passage" Voyage in action!