The Urban Odyssey is our take on the Duke of Edinburgh Award's Gold Adventurous Journey

Bringing the best bits of an Urban Challenge program to a traditional hiking expedition, each participant will work together with their team to navigate through bush, beach and urban locations while completing exciting challenges from the Game Master.

We currently offer a 6-day ‘combo’ program that satisfies both the practice and qualifying components of the Gold Adventurous Journey. Starting in the bushland of Northern Sydney, each team will wind their way down the beautiful coastline of the Northern Beaches to reach the bustling city and the finish line!

Our program creates lasting memories through shared challenges and celebrations of success

We emphasis teamwork by assigning each participant a daily ‘job role’ and the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills while taking on responisbility within the team. Every evening at camp, the team will conduct a group discussion, choose new job roles, plan their route and timings for the following day and reflect upon the journey so far.

Every participant will also have a chance to lead the journey and work on their communication and decision-making skills alongside their co-leader. Our experienced guides will accompany each team on the 6-day expedition, coaching them on teamwork and leadership as well as imparting their invaluable campcraft and navigational skills.


These open expeditions have limited spaces available, so get in quick!

Head to our Upcoming Expeditions page for more information about the journey and to register your spot.


The Urban Odyssey was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will never forget. I went into my team knowing no one and left with lifelong friends. The amazing people I met made completing all challenges exciting and fun and made the whole experience 10 times better! I have taken away many memories that will live with me forever.

My daughter had a wonderful week doing her Gold Adventurous Journey with Urban Challenge. She loved the combination of challenging bush track/ fire trail for a few days and then the coastal/ urban experience, with some fun activities mixed in throughout the week. We'd definitely recommend the Urban Odyssey for young people doing their Gold AJ and look forward to working with the team again in the future!

Both of my children just loved the Urban Odyssey- they came home saying they want to do a Duke of Ed 'Diamond' Adventurous Journey!

Upcoming Expeditions

Click below to see our upcoming expedition dates and to register your spot!


Click below to read more about the expedition and access helpful resources designed to help participants prepare for their journey!

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