DISCOVERY VOYAGE INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS


GETTING READY FOR YOUR ADVENTURE ON SPIRIT OF NEW ZEALAND

Gear lists and map of where to find the ship have been emailed to each participant as well as the nominated emergency contact for each participant.
You can find links to these here:

Where to find the ship

What to pack


WHAT TO EXPECT:

You will be joining a voyage with school groups of 5 or 10 from across the country. A total of 40 students all up.

Groups are made up of 10 from each school plus a teacher or 5 from each school with no teacher. School groups who come as a cohort of 5 will be assigned a Spirit of Adventure crew member to look after the group during the voyage. As a team the students will enjoy a learning experience like no other that guarantees challenge, adventure, creativity and reward. 

Activities in the programme include ship-handling, teamwork, problem-solving, debating, and water sports (in and on the water). Students go ashore and complete tasks and enjoy competitive games that involve ingenuity, leadership and fun.

Once on board:
For teachers, bedding is supplied and you will be shown to your accommodation by one of the crew. On board your key point of contact for any queries is the First Mate who you will be introduced to when you board the ship.
We have 6 permanent crew and up to 6 volunteers on board who are all there to help make the voyage exceptional for all, any of them are happy to help.

Meeting Location/Point: 
Spirit of Adventure Trust 
Princes Wharf, 149 Quay Street, Auckland CBD Cnr Hobson Street & Quay Street 
Auckland, New Zealand 

View the map here


TRAVEL

Auckland Airport to City/Return: 
Shuttle company – https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/  
Bus company - https://www.skydrive.co.nz/  

Pick Up/Drop Off Instructions: 
Traveling as a group: 
Temporary Parking is available for school groups travelling together to drop students off.  

Head onto Princes Wharf (driving towards Hilton Hotel), take the first left (at the large vase) and drive towards the water onto the wing of the wharf, turn left again and drive down slowly (10kmph) past the ship. Your school can unload students and their bags for a maximum of 15mins. 

Traveling as an individual: 
For students traveling by private car to meet their school group at the ship, they will need to arrange their own parking and make their way to the ship.

Short Term Parking in Auckland: 
We do not have offsite parking available. Auckland Transport website outlines the options available in Auckland CBD. You may want to consider having the group dropped off and picked up by another driver.  

Parking in central Auckland

CONFIRM YOUR TRAVEL INFO HERE
Please ensure you complete our travel form to let us know how you will be travelling to and from the ship. If your group or any members of your group are running late please call us 09 373 2060.


ILLNESS OR INJURY

Someone is sick or injured: 
If someone cancels their place in your schools group at any time, for whatever reason, the school will need to get in touch to advise us, so that we can update the schools booking.  

If a student is cancelling because of illness or injury, we recommend you ask them to provide you with a medical certificate. Providing a refund to the student, will be at the discretion of your school and is dependent on the school finding a replacement student/participant for the voyage. 

Potential refunds will need to be discussed with the school and the teacher in charge of coordinating the Voyage; the school manages this process having been invoiced in full as a group.


OTHER INFO

Photos: 
We have a ship camera and GoPro and will take photo’s throughout the voyage. You will receive a share the link after the voyage. We do recommend that you bring your own camera (digital, polaroid, GoPro) to use for your own schools enjoyment. 

Merchandise: 
Merchandise is available for purchase online. Processing takes 5 days and if you place your order before the voyage departs, in most cases we can arrange for your order ready for collection before departure or on your return. Check out our merch here.

Use of Phones on board: 
You’ll be asked to collect the students phones and any valuables after boarding. As such, we ask that you use your phone in the privacy of your room/accommodation.  
There is a wifi password that the crew will supply you, we appreciate that you may need to be in touch for the school.

Tracking the ship: 
Parents and family, can follow the ship here.

Family Emergencies: 
If there is an emergency with a family, they can get in touch with us at the office on 09 373 2060. If after hours, please leave a message and a team member will call back as soon as possible. 

T&Cs:
You can view and download our Terms and Conditions here.

Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS): 
Here is the link to our standing orders and emergency plans to use for your schools RAMS forms.