MLC School Duke of Edinburgh Animal Encounter - JUNE

Double Bronze Adventurous Journey,

or Practice or Qualifying Silver or Gold AJ

The aim of this Adventurous Journey (AJ) is to provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about the wider environment, as well as to develop their self-confidence, team work and health. Participants are taken out of their comfort zone but kept within a safe and secure setting, achieved through suitable training and supervision.

This June’s AJ has been called Animal Encounter where the rest night will take place in the iconic Taronga Zoo – ZooSnooze.


0630 Sunday 25 June to 1700 Wednesday 28 June


GOLD $630 4 days / 3 nights
SILVER * $630 4 days / 3 nights
BRONZE DOUBLE $630 4 days / 3 nights

* Silver AJ’s normally go for 3 days / 2 nights; the format of the Animal Encounter means that Participants must stay the 4 days.


All Participants

Expert guides, pre-trip briefing, accommodation, park entry fees, some meals, and water taxi costs.
Students will need to use their own Opal card for transport on public trains and ferries.

Bronze Double Participants

Flush toilets on night 2
Access a replenishment pack on night 2
Dinner and breakfast on night 2

Optional Extras - HIRE / BUY

HIRE 2 person Tent Price $50
HIRE Backpack Price $25
HIRE Sleeping Bag Price $35
HIRE Trainga Stove Price $25
HIRE 25mm Self inflating bedroll Price $20


If you have any queries, please contact the Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader Glen Mole.

Payment Details

Payment prior to completing the AJ is required

Cancellations, Itinerary Changes & Refunds

MLC reserves the right to cancel, alter, reschedule or amend any or all programs offered at any time.

If a trip is cancelled by Sydney Coast Walks due to safety concerns or National park closure, MLC will refund all payments.


This year we will be using images from the girls Blogs to create a photobook that will be presented to the school.  As with other DofE trips girls have an opportunity to ordered a photo-book of the trip.

The cost is $50

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Student Information for MLC families:
The 6 digit Student ID number can be found on the School Library Card
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Severe Allergies such as Nuts or Shellfish?
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Further Information:

  • Bookings are only valid once payment transaction is complete and information is received.
  • Processed bookings will provide an email receipt including a Customer Reference Number. We advise you to print this email and keep it for your records.