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10 Day Development

  • Duration
    10 days
  • Voyages p/year
    22-25
  • For ages
    16-18
  • Spaces p/voyage
    40

Discover your
10 Day adventure

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!

You’ll be one of over a thousand young Kiwis each year who get on board to experience the trip of a life time.You’ll leave with a whole new set of skills, lots of new friends and a new confidence to take on the challenges in life.The whole voyage is based on learning by doing. You’ll face all sorts of challenges and take part in lots of activities on the ship, on the water and on the shore.Leaving you with a level of self-empowerment only found on the Spirit of New Zealand.

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.

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.

Criteria

Participants must:

  • be aged between 16-18 years (must not have had 19th birthday)
  • meet the medical criteria of the voyage
  • agree to the code of conduct /terms and conditions of the voyage

Please note, the success of the programme is dependent on participants not knowing each other prior to the voyage. To this end we discourage multiple bookings from the same school on one voyage.

View the medical criteria ›
View the terms & conditions ›

Bookings 10 remaining voyages for 2017 / 2018

How to fund your voyage

The voyage fee is $2,400 (incl gst)

A $200 deposit is required with your booking and the remainder is due three months before your voyage departure date.


Fundraising for 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. We’re here to help you, so once you're confirmed on a voyage, we will give you the support you need to fundraise. Remember - the earlier you book your voyage, the more time you have to fundraise!

Click here to download our funding tips PDF.


Financial scholarships

Because it's important to us to us to enable all young New Zealanders to enjoy a 10 Day voyage, the Trust has financial scholarships available for those who meet the criteria. When you select a voyage and complete your booking, you will be given an option to apply for a financial scholarship. If you think you can fundraise yourself then please leave this section blank, but if you require some help with your voyage fee, you will be asked some questions to determine your eligibility.
Please remember that the more information you provide to us, the more likely you are to receive a financial scholarship.


More Info

FAQs

  1. 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.

  2. How much is a 10 Day voyage?

    The voyage fee for a 10 Day voyage is $2,400 - more info ->

  3. How much is the deposit for the the 10 Day voyage?

    We require a $200 deposit to confirm your place on your voyage - more info ->

  4. When do I get my invoice for my 10 Day voyage?

    Once you are confirmed on a voyage, you will receive an invoice for the full fee less your deposit paid to the email address you have supplied in your booking.

  5. When is my invoice due for my 10 Day voyage?

    Your invoice is due to be paid in full, three months prior to your voyage.

Testimonials

Developing young people into future, well-rounded citizens and leaders is at the forefront of our programme. It’s what we’re passionate about and there are many people from all over New Zealand who can personally vouch for the experience and the positive effects it has had on their lives.
  • “It's basically a rite of passage.”
    - Oliver, Past Trainee
  • “Was so awesome, I cried.”
    - James, Past Trainee
  • “The most extraordinary experience I've ever had in my life.”
    - Cates, Past Trainee
  • “I had the most amazing experience and loved every minute of it. I hope my children have the opportunity too. It is one that I will never forget.”
    - Alex, Past Trainee
  • “My voyage was back in 1975 when they were still single sex voyages. Awesome experience and would go again except I'm slightly too old now!”
    - Glenis, Past Trainee (1975)
  • “Had the best experience and made the best friends here! Awesome learning experience and fun activites.”
    - Lisa, Past Trainee (2007)
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