Open Duke of Edinburgh Programs

Your Journey

We pride ourselves in facilitating a fun and supportive learning environment to empower individuals and prepare young people for life. 

Our Open Adventurous Journeys are available for registered participants completing the Award though an Open Award Centre or who have missed their school expedition.

Our standard Open journeys involve either Canoeing or Hiking as the primary mode of transport. Each journey caters for participants at either their practice or qualifying level.

We also offer tailored “special” programs to either public or private groups. These special programs provide us with the flexibility to offer combined practice and qualifying journeys or multiple modes of transport in addition to our standard experiences. Interested in something different? Ask us about our Mountain Bike expeditions. 

To book your Open Duke of Edinburgh expedition with Southbound Adventures, choose from the program dates below.

What is Included and Not Included in your Duke Of Ed Program

  • All required outdoor group equipment including; Trangia stoves and fuel, topographic maps, group tarp, rope and peg bag, hygiene kit (soaps, detergent, scrubbers, toilet paper and sanitary waste management) water drums and washbowls
  • Appropriate communication devices including; GPS enabled satellite phone, two way handheld radios, private repeater stations and mobile phones
  • Comprehensive wilderness first aid kits
  • All Open expedition groups are accompanied by 2 instructors (including at least 1 female instructor)
  • All site usage and camping fees
  • Activity specific safety and outdoor equipment where required i.e. Canoes, paddles, PFD’s etc.
  • 24 hours ‘On Call’ Manager
  • Adventurous Journey planning workbook
  • Tent
  • Sleeping mat
  • Hiking pack (where required)
  • All meals for the duration of the Adventurous Journey
  • Transport to and from the site – all participants will need to organise their own transport, preferably car-pooling. Most locations are inaccessible by public transport.
  • Personal clothing and equipment as per the attached recommended Duke of Edinburgh gear list (insert link to the online file)