Activity Standards

Abseiling

Abseiling (also known as rappelling) involves descending vertical (or near vertical) features, both natural and man made (such as portable walls, fixed towers and bridges) using ropes and descending (friction) devices.

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Bushwalking

Bushwalking is the activity of walking in the natural environment that may include walks for pleasure, challenge, experience and/or educational outcomes.

Minor changes to the Bushwalking AAS with the Version 3.2 changes being:
• Website links updated in Sections 5.2 participant equipment 5.3 leader equipment and 6.0 minimal impact.
• Updated Section 8.0 further information – updated and clarified.

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Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

These adventure activity standards are intended to describe the expected requirements for conducting any recreational group canoeing/kayaking activity (They do not consider accepted practices for organised competitive events).

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Challenge Ropes Courses

A challenge ropes course session is one that is conducted on installed elements or physical structures (other than abseiling, rock climbing, artificial climbing structures or bouldering walls) using activities that require spotting or belaying and which are often used as part of an experiential learning program.

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Four Wheel Driving

Four wheel driving is considered to be vehicle touring and vehicle based camping using a four wheel drive vehicle over difficult, remote or unsealed roads/tracks.

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Horse Trail Riding

A horse trail ride involves organised recreational horseback riding where participants are lead as a group, outside of enclosed areas and through varying environments.

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Recreational Caving

Recreational Caving

Caving is a highly physical adventure activity conducted underground where natural processes have created passages and caverns of varying sizes and complexity.

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River Rafting

River rafting is the navigation of moving water in or on bailing and/or self-bailing rafts or any other purpose built inflatable craft This AAS applies where the river section is longer than one kilometre and/or the river grade is at any point greater than international grade 1.

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Snow Sports

Guidelines for commercial and non-commercial Dependent Groups- October 2013
Skiing –cross country & downhill,Snowboarding,Tobogganing, Snowshoeing, Snow tubing & Snow camping

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Surfing Sessions

Surfing Sessions

The Adventure Activity Standards for surfing are written for the benefit of organisations looking to undertake group surfing sessions (surfboard or body board) for beginner to intermediate level.

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River Rafting

River rafting is the navigation of moving water in or on bailing and/or self-bailing rafts or any other purpose built inflatable craft This AAS applies where the river section is longer than one kilometre and/or the river grade is at any point greater than international grade 1.

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