Explore with us
We take young New Zealanders on life-changing adventures
that follow in the footsteps of Sir Peter Blake.
Young Blake Expeditions is designed to mobilise and inspire the next generation of New Zealand’s leaders, adventurers and environmentalists.
The expeditions are for young people with a passion for science, the environment, and conservation. On their adventure, they’ll participate in significant scientific, environmental, and heritage restoration projects throughout New Zealand, the Southern Ocean, the Sub-Antarctic Islands, and Antarctica.
As they learn through the kinds of adventures few of us are likely to experience, they develop environmental insights, awareness, and passion that will be pivotal not only to their own future, but indeed to the future of our planet.
Each year we offer a range of expeditions including:
The annual Youth EnviroLeaders' Forum is on from April 16-22, in Nelson. 57 young environmental leaders from all over New Zealand & the Pacific will come together for a week long forum to to address topical environmental issues facing our country, and develop strategies to address them.FOLLOW THE ADVENTURE HERE
Kermadec Voyage 2012
From 8-19 August, 2012, The Sir Peter Blake Trust sent 30 young New Zealanders on an expedition to the Kermadecs. The secondary school students travelled on board the HMNZS Canterbury, with a crew of subject experts, scientists, artists, educators, and leaders.RETRACE OUR FOOTSTEPS
Sub-Antarctic Voyage 2014
On 10-23 February, 2014, twelve teenage leaders from all over New Zealand were selected to go on a Young Blake Expedition to the Sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands, after attending the Sir Peter Blake Youth EnviroLeaders' Forum in Christchurch.RETRACE OUR FOOTSTEPS
We know that environmental issues are becoming more and more complex. Our world will require leaders who don’t just understand these science and conservation challenges but are able to effectively communicate and influence their peers and fellow Kiwis to enact change.
Our Young Blake Expeditions provide hands on experiential learning combining three critical elements: education, environmental knowledge, and leadership skills. Our programmes are specifically designed to grow self-confidence and skills that lift leadership performance once delegates return home to their own communities.