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10 DAY DEVELOPMENT VOYAGE

For 16-18 year-olds

A 10 Day Voyage on board Spirit of New Zealand is a life-changing experience - unlocking your potential, leaving you ready to face your future!

 

 

 

DISCOVER YOUR 10-DAY ADVENTURE

This programme is the best way to up your courage, unlock your potential and make lifelong friends. The Spirit is about overcoming ALL obstacles, and this starts now. Start your adventure today.

 

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New friends and connections

You’ll meet 39 other young kiwis from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Over 10 days you will come to depend on each other, learn tolerance and acceptance and create close and lasting bonds. Once you leave the ship you are connected to the Spirit community for life! You’ll have the opportunity to return as a crew member and share your experiences with others.

Increased confidence and skills: 

On Spirit, you’ll improve your communication and leadership skills and learn the importance of self-awareness and being a part of a team. As you face the various challenges your confidence will increase as you increasingly move outside of your comfort zone.

I made so many amazing friends and formed deep connections with people. I made countless incredible memories that I will never forget, and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat! I have gained so much strength and resilience after dealing with multiple challenges and facing my fears. Im so grateful for the experience because it helped me grow so much as a person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRITERIA
  • Be aged between 16-18 years (must not have had a 19th birthday),

  • Meet the medical criteria of the voyage

  • Agree to the code of conduct / terms and conditions of the voyage

Please note, we can only accept one student, from each school per voyage – maximum two students, if your school can confirm you don’t know each other.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

The cost of a 10-day voyage is $3500.
We work hard to subsidise the cost of this voyage for everyone down to $2500, you just need to pay a $200 deposit and complete your booking profile in order to get your booking underway.

WAYS TO FUND YOUR VOYAGE:
We understand that for many participants, finding the money required for a 10-day voyage may be your first challenge. Previous participants have taken on part-time jobs, asked friends and family for help or spoken to local organisations to financially support them.

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP:
It's important to us to us to enable all young New Zealanders to enjoy a 10 Day voyage, and we do offer financial scholarships for those who meet the criteria.

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FAQS


  • How do Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award components apply to the Voyages?

    Participants can undertake ocean-based adventures for their Adventurous Journey as well as their Residential Project. Just select that you are completing the voyage for your Duke of Edinburgh Award when you are booking your voyage.

  • Can I bring my own camera on a Voyage?

    We strongly suggest that if bringing a camera on board, you equip yourself with a dry bag for the safe keeping of your camera - please remember you are within a wet environment. Please bring your camera charger with batteries.

  • Do I need to know how to sail to come on board?

    No sailing experience is required. Sailing is just one part of the voyage. Each sailing has a team of experienced sailors. Be prepared to help!

  • Where does the ship go?

    Every voyage is different and it will often depend on weather. We have a live ship tracker on the home page of our website.

  • How many people does the ship sleep?

    The ship typically has the capacity to house 40 participants and 12 crew overnight.