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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'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

Lauren Kenney
Community and Engagement

Phone: 021 554 453

For General Education enquiries Email ›


  • 13 Sep 2019

    Happy Friday! One week left of Term 3 and only a few spaces left for the summer voyages. Send interested students here to book directly online -

  • 10 Sep 2019

    As part of the countdown to our participation in the Tuia 250 commemorations, we have been highlighting the four Masters who will see us through this Epic Journey.

    Georgina (everyone calls her 'George') Micet's leg of the Tuia 250 Voyage is right in her back yard ... Whangarei to Bay of Islands. George's full-time job is Project Co-ordinator at a Whangarei shipyard and as a Relief Master, she is one of the longest-serving on the Tuia 250 crew had been with Spirit for 14 years. She lives in Whangarei and she is a firm fan of the Northland coast. The prolific marine life, beautiful anchorages and fantastic places to explore such as Whangaroa & the Poor Knights make it one of her favourite places to sail. George says the best part of her job is seeing trainees and crew walk off the Ship at the end of the voyage feeling 10 feet tall and knowing they're going home buzzing from the whole experience. George has some encouraging words for young people thinking of a career on the water: "GO for it! The rewards are outstanding with memories and shipmates that will last a lifetime."

  • 09 Sep 2019

    Exciting news! The 2020/2021 sailing schedule is very close to going live on our website. Keep an eye on your inbox for when they do. Or call Julia in the office if you have any questions - 021 55 44 53

  • 03 Sep 2019

    Today we are at the Auckland Netball centre on Allison Ferguson Drive in Auckland. We will be here from 9am till 2pm chatting to people about the 2020 Inspiration voyage. Come and say hi if you are in the area!

  • 30 Aug 2019

    We had a great time in Central Otago this week!

    Was lovely to catch up with everyone in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown

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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