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 ›


  • 17 Apr 2019

    Seriously, have you seen anything more beautiful out on the water?

  • 13 Apr 2019

    Well done Whanganui High on your recent Trophy win. Thanks Craig Adams for everything you do.

    "They don't always shine in standard classrooms and this is an opportunity for them to do so in a completely different way," Adam said.

    "Some of the kids that went were high achievers, but some weren't. All of them shone amazingly on this trip and had strengths that they contributed to the group."

  • 04 Apr 2019

    Now it is your turn!

  • 01 Apr 2019

    Pinch and a punch for the first of the month! Can you believe we have almost survived Term 1!

    Bookings for Term 2 and July holidays now online -

  • 25 Mar 2019

    Super successful Road show in Whangarei last week. It was fantastic to put some faces to names. We look forward to seeing you all onboard soon!

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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