Tour Overview

New Zealand


Haka Educational Tours and New Zealand Sailing Trust have teamed up to invite your students on an exclusively designed STEAM adventure and skills-based educational programme on board a vessel once sailed by Sir Peter Blake!

Using the maxi yacht (Lion NZ or Steinlager 2) as a classroom, students will learn about the fundamentals of sailing, NZ maritime history, conservation and the environment. They will also develop key skills such as planning, problem solving, goal setting, resilience, as well as leadership and teamwork.

Students will learn how to use maps and charts, and will have the opportunity to form a deeper connection with their peers as well as Aotearoa. All of this on board a legendary yacht that once raced around the world in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht race!


This standard itinerary can have optional extra activities added at the standard price.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Before sailing out of Auckland this morning, students will explore the Maritime Museum, witness the emptying of the Viaduct seabins, analysing the contents, and have a mussel filtration exercise. Embark on the high seas, sailing to Motuihe Island (or similar) where students will take part in a beach clean up and a guided walk.


Students will be challenged and develop problem solving, leadership and teamwork skills during a raft building exercise. Sail back to Auckland Viaduct, arriving in the late afternoon, having developed an understand how our actions impact the health of our environment, and hopefully inspired about conservation and heritage of the Hauraki Gulf!


Transportation on board sailing vessel 

Accommodation on board sailing vessel 

Lunch, dinner, breakfast and snacks

Expert crew to facilitate the journey

Activities as per itinerary and life jackets


  • Learn first hand about the fundamentals of sailing and NZ maritime history
  • Become immersed in conservation and the environment
  • Engage in interactive STEAM learning
  • Develop key skills such as planning, problem solving, goal setting, resilience, as well as leadership and teamwork
  • Form a deeper connection to the sea, Aotearoa and peers


Let us create a free bespoke itinerary and quote just for your group. Tell us a bit about your needs and we'll do the rest!