Are you 18 or younger?
Have a love of adventure?

SEACHANGE is a mailing list for young people who might one day step aboard the Spirit of New Zealand. Sign up and you'll find out the real story from onboard the ship.

0800 472 454

Education Community Porthole

We love working with secondary schools and community groups!

The Trust feels very privileged to have many passionate Spirit of Adventure advocates from across the country. We welcome anyone who might be interested in supporting us by promoting our voyages in their region, be it your school, community group or organisation.

We are conducting a workshop at CATE 2018, an annual conference for Careers, educators and teachers to engage on multi-levels in one place for consecutive days.

CATE is a professional organisation for people working in the fields of career and transition education.

We'd love to hear from you if you'd like to get involved with Spirit of Adventure Trust, please drop me a line.

Work with us

Julia Bryant
Community and Engagement

Phone: 021 554 453

For General Education enquiries Email ›
For CATE enquiries Email ›


  • 07 Dec 2018

    Wahoo Summer voyages are well underway!

  • 30 Nov 2018

    We took some lucky students out with the Eat My Lunch crew and this is some feedback we got -

    "'Dear Spirit Adventure trust and Eat My Lunch people

    It was a great adventure indeed and we all loved it, I enjoyed having the chance to help pull up the sails and help the boat get out to the sea. The food from Eat My Lunch was amazing and it was really nice to have such a great morning tea. The views from the harbour were amazing and will last forever.

    The whole trip was a fantastic adventure and I hope I can do it again"

    "Thank you for the opportunity to go onto the Spirit of Adventure boat and giving me the privilege to help with the sails and experience what’s it is like to manage a boat. The lunch provided by Eat My Lunch was very nice to have, I really enjoyed it. It was a great experience and wish to be able to do it again. Thank you :)


  • 27 Nov 2018

    We have loved having all you Wellingtonians on board over the weekend! The ship is now off with 40 16 - 18-year-olds for 10days. Returning back to Queens Wharf next week to drop 40 youth off and pick up another 40!

  • 23 Nov 2018

    What a mad week of weather! We are looking forward to starting off our 10-day voyages for the summer season...still a few spots left if you know of anyone keen to join us for the summer of their life!

  • 21 Nov 2018

    Thanks for all the support at the CATE conference work shop. We are working hard on getting back to everyone who requested more information and cementing ties with our valuable school contacts

Who we work with

CATE’s focus is on the career education of youth and their transition from school into the wider world of employment, training and/or further education.

This is an increasingly important role as employment opportunities and the skills required for work are changing rapidly. CATE exists to ensure that young people are given the best possible advice from professional careers staff.


North Waikato and Taranaki Bluelight have been working with us for the last few years, sponsoring youth from their local communities to take part in our 10-day programme. Students return from their voyage, motivated and excited about their future.


As one of the key partners of the Hyundai funded Pinnacle Programme, Spirit of Adventure assists to grow and develop future New Zealand leaders. This unique mentoring programme is for passionate teenagers between 15-18 years from a variety of backgrounds and hailing from all corners of New Zealand. Twenty students per year are selected for Stage One of the programme, during which they complete a 10-day voyage aboard Spirit of New Zealand. This phase lays the foundations for self-exploration and personal development.


  • “The friendships I made were the greatest gift of the voyage.”
    - Ariana, Mt Maunganui
  • “I have gained such a positive outlook on life.”
    - Jarred, Whitianga
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