R. Tucker Thompson History Voyages

Sailing, storytelling and stunning scenery! A unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Kupe and Captain Cook and explore the history of New Zealand on board a traditional tall ship. In partnership with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.


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A magical combination of story telling and traditional tall ship sailing, served up with hearty traditional fare and convivial company! It's a unique experience where you will delve deep into the truth of New Zealand's history in a setting so special, you'll feel you have been transported back to the times of early explorers.

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In partnership with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, an onboard Historian will explain and show you key locations and events that shaped this nation's early beginnings.

The voyage includes accommodation on board (bunk style communal facilities), all meals, historic commentary and handouts, & voyage on board a tall ship up the coast from Bay of Islands via the Cavalli Islands to Whangaroa and back.


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Physical address

R. Tucker Thompson History Voyages, Maritime Building, Paihia, Northland, New Zealand.

Opening times

Months of operation:
Mar, Oct

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
35 minutes by taxi from Paihia
Proximity to coach terminal:
10 minutes by taxi to coach terminal
Proximity to town:
10 minutes by taxi from Paihia

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $1,750.00
Further pricing information:
Registration and medical must be completed prior to embarkation. Medical certificate required from Dr for passengers over 70 years old.

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