Our current allocation of SchoolFest bookings for A Waka Journey is exhausted. To join the wait list please contact the SchoolFest team

Your school may also be interested in our other A Waka Odyssey experiences, including the Festival's spectacular opening-night event, Kupe, or our fun Porirua Schools Day


Prepare your students for a day full of waka learning at school. Students from around the greater Wellington region will have the chance to meet and hear from waka voyagers and explore the galaxy in a S.M.A.R.T. Trust Star Dome. SchoolFest will bring this special waka experience directly to your school.

Students will:

  • meet two waka voyagers in a 45-minute presentation about their experiences sailing across the Pacific, followed by a 15-minute Q&A
  • experience the S.M.A.R.T. Trust Star Dome and learn how voyagers navigate by the stars in a 30-minute celestial navigation workshop
  • meet the Sustainable Coastlines conservation team in a workshop on how to be kinder to our environment and keep our coastlines and oceans clean.


Download A Waka Odyssey Teacher Resource Kit

Curriculum links: History & Culture, Technology, Science, Te Reo