Hawaiki Rising | Voyages
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Come on the

Greatest adventure 

of your life 


A life changing ocean-based Youth Development programme

Combining teamwork, learning and fun our voyagers will discover learning by way of the ocean. Over 8 days and under the guidance of experienced crew a community is created of shared knowledge, growth and empowerment. Our unique youth development voyages integrate learning into a big adventure, including:

  • Sailing the open ocean with the freedom of the wind
  • Working as a team and making new friends
  • Interacting with dolphins and seals
  • Experiencing Maori culture and tradition
  • Appreciating different life perspectives
  • Expanding sense of potential, purpose and belonging
  • Observing, respecting and connecting with nature

Personal development and growth comes from greater understanding.

Ultimately our voyages will give youth – from all walks of life and cultures – a belief in themselves and their future potential.

This adventure of discovery has the potential to transform lives.

Learn what it means to believe in yourself


Come on an adventure of a lifetime and do something you will always remember. This incredible experience is open to all New Zealanders and Pacific people with a focus on youth.

Sail with us on a voyage of self discovery onboard Hinemoana. This stunning craft replicates those that carried the first adventurers to these shores. Make new life long friends and gain a deeper understanding of Māori and Pacific culture.

Discover the awesome feats of our ancestors and appreciate the challenges they endured.

Register now 

FOR 2017 & 2018

Download an application pack

Download a free application pack – one of our voyager coordinators will work with you to complete your application.

Nominate a voyager

Know someone deserving of a life changing voyage experience?

Nominate now

Apply for a scholarship

A fee reduction may be available for financially disadvantaged youth

Register now
Waka Sailing Rope

Become a sponsor

Transform lives by supporting our programme