Hillary Outdoors is an accredited outdoor provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award and we offer participation in this award at both of our Tongariro and GBI centres.
The Award is an international youth development programme operating in over 140 countries. Most countries develop their own unique name for the Award. The Award, in New Zealand, has been called The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award since August 2009. This links an iconic Youth Programme and the world’s most famous New Zealander, Sir Edmund Hillary. It is seen as positively providing a lasting form of recognition amongst New Zealanders.
Visit Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award website for more details about the programme itself. For information specifically about the Hillary Outdoors offer as part of the programme, download the pdf below.