Saturday 28 July 2018, 2.00pm - Friday 31 August 2018, 3.00pm
NZ Maritime Museum, Quay St, Auckland, 1140
$40 per person
Bookings required through the Maritime Museum
From Te Toki Waka Hourua - Dedicated to revitalising traditional waka culture and knowledge in the Pacific.
Our ancestors are the greatest ocean voyagers and navigators, exploring the furthest corners of the Pacific Ocean. Te Toki Voyaging Trust is committed to ensuring that the traditional knowledge and practices of ocean navigation remain alive, by sharing and celebrating these skills with the community and training the next generation of navigators and crew who will continue to keep these practices alive.
Te Toki Waka Hourua are currently fundraising for a training voyage to Norfolk Island in mid-September 2018.
This voyage is a critical step for trainee navigators, allowing them to test their navigation skills, and train the crew in deep ocean voyaging aboard our waka hourua, Haunui. This training is vital in ensuring that the crew are prepared for a 4000-nautical-mile voyage to Hawai’i to attend the 2020 Pacific Arts Festival.
The voyage to Norfolk Island has significant costs attached, such as maintenance and preparation of the waka and crew, purchase of critical safety and sailings equipment, resources for community engagement, and accommodation in Norfolk Island, and provisioning of food for 16 crew for the three-week return journey.
Head out sailing on waka hourua Haunui to support this kaupapa and have an incredible experience on the harbour as well!