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10 Day - Discovery Voyage

  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Voyages p/year
  • For ages
    19 - 24
  • Spaces p/voyage

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.


Participants must:

  • be aged between 19-24 years (must not have had 25th birthday)
  • meet the medical criteria of the voyage
  • agree to the code of conduct /terms and conditions of the voyage
View the medical criteria ›
View the terms & conditions ›

Bookings 1 remaining voyages for 2022

How to fund your voyage

The subsidised voyage fee is $2500 (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.

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