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Tuia 250 ki Tōtaranui - Dual Heritage / Shared Future

Where: Picton Foreshore, London Quay, Picton, Marlborough

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: chrissyq89

10am-4pm: Explore each of the five Tuia 250 flotilla vessels and meet the crews.

Learn about migration, conservation, sail & rope handling, the lunar calendar, using a star compass.

Discover the fascinating Tuia Mātauranga Roadshow and visit a portable planetarium.

Bring a picnic and stay all day.

A once in a lifetime opportunity to explore historic tall ships, double hulled waka and other vessels which celebrate the exceptional feats of navigators and voyagers from Māori and Pākehā history.

- There will be opportunities for the public to go on board the vessels.

- Activities by waka hourua crew to instruct the public including education around navigation and sailing mātauranga, and activities from Tahitian crew about Tahitian/va’a voyaging traditions.

The Tuia 250 flotilla includes:
- Two waka hourua (double-hulled canoes) - the Haunui and Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti
- The Fa’afaite i te Ao Mā’ohi, a va’a moana from Tahiti.
- The HMB Endeavour replica from the Australian National Maritime Museum
- The Spirit of New Zealand.

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