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:

Sub-Antarctic Voyage * Youth EnviroLeaders’ Forum * Blake Ambassadors * Environmental Educator

Experiential Learning

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.

12 student voyagers and a team of scientists sailed with the Navy on board the HMNZS Wellington to the remote & pristine Auckland Islands to survey land for the building of Blake Station - a world first weather station in the Sub Antarctic islands. This film, by Hamish Hooper, captures highlights from the expedition in February 2014.