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Spirit of New Zealand
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Spirit of New Zealand

Shima Jack —

Shima Jack was selected for a Spirit of New Zealand voyage in Term 1. Her comments are below.

Going on the Spirit on New Zealand 10-Day Youth Development Voyage around the Hauraki Gulf was an undoubtedly life-changing experience, and I couldn’t recommend it enough to anyone, no matter your sailing/outdoors experience. 

Everything you learn while on the Spirit of New Zealand - about yourself, about leadership, about adventure - can be applied to every aspect of your onshore life. 

The ship came to feel like home very quickly, and you get a real taste for the routine of life at sea.

Also, it’s fun. And the food is really good.