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Haere mai – Come on board a full-day, waka-themed excursion for your students. 

First stop, step on board one of the waka hourua (traditional double-hulled sailing canoes) docked at Taranaki Wharf in Wellington Harbour and meet the Pacific voyagers.

Next stop is up to you – your class can choose its own adventure from four voyaging experiences:


1. TE PAPA: PACIFIC NAVIGATION PROGRAMME

Investigate Pacific migration, navigation and voyaging vessels. Visit an exhibition and get hands-on in the Hīnātore Learning Lab where you will use 3D design to create your own waka.

WHERE
Te Papa

FREE

DURATION
1hr 30mins


2. SUSTAINABLE COASTLINES: LOVE YOUR COAST

Learn about the effects that plastics have on the marine environment and simple solutions we can all use to reduce single-use plastics and prevent litter from getting to the coast in the first place.

WHERE
Wellington waterfront

FREE

DURATION
1hr 30mins


3. WELLINGTON MUSEUM: JOURNEYS

Experience rich stories of journeys made to, within and from Te Whanganui-a-Tara, the mighty Wellington Harbour. Tap into ideas of exploration, migration and conservation.

WHERE
Wellington Museum

TICKETS
$3 per student

DURATION
1hr 30mins


4. SPACE PLACE: NAVIGATION – SUN, STARS & TOOLS

Join a practical workshop to investigate how compasses and GPS work, followed by a planetarium show looking at navigation using the sun and the stars.

WHERE
Space Place

TICKETS
$7.50 per student, 1 free adult per 10 students, additional adults $7.50

DURATION
1hr 30mins


Download A Waka Odyssey Teacher Resource Kit

Curriculum links: History & CultureTechnologyScienceTe Reo


Student Free!

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Suitable for Years 5–13

Maximum of 32 students per group

*Additional costs vary for SchoolFest partner workshop options.



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