Spirit of Adventure


Spirit of Adventure Trust was set up in 1972 by Lou Fisher who had a vision to empower the youth of New Zealand.

The Trust has gained and maintained a reputation in New Zealand as a highly respected youth development organisation providing a unique environment for youth development, where the focus of learning is on team-work, developing skills of communication, self-reliance, self-discipline, self-esteem, resilience, confidence and leadership. Learning to sail a tall ship is only a small part of the programmes offered.

Tens of thousands of young New Zealanders have undertaken voyages of personal discovery on board the tall ship, Spirit of New Zealand. Although they are described as a sail training organisation, their main objective is to develop positive qualities in our young people.

In late 2018, The Catlins Area School Year 12 student, Logan Bird was lucky enough to experience first hand, the Spirit of Adventure:


For more information about the Spirit of Adventure, visit their website.