In late April 2015, Hōkūleʻa departed the Pacific Ocean for the first time in history and voyaged from Aotearoa (New Zealand) to Australia. In early May 2015, Hōkūleʻa and her crewmembers made landfall in Sydney and sailed along the coast visiting significant environmental and cultural sites until reaching her final Australian destination of Darwin. Learn more about this exciting leg of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage below.
Leg 11: Aurere to Brisbane
On Leg 11, Hōkūleʻa sailed from Aurere, Aotearoa, to Brisbane, Australia. Read more
Leg 12: Brisbane to Darwin
On Leg 12, Hōkūleʻa sailed from Brisbane to Darwin, Australia. Read more
Stories, Blogs, and Galleries from this Leg:More from this voyage leg
Sharing Hope for the World's CoralsCrewmember Dr. Ruth Gates is discovering how corals might survive ocean acidification and other threats pressuring the world's reefs.
Voyaging for the Future: Great Barrier ReefThe Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage visits the Great Barrier Reef and crewmembers learn about the collaborative management plan for this ecological wonder of the world and the lessons it has on how they care for their own environments
Reef GuardiansWordwide Voyage crewmembers visit a Reef Guardian school where students learn by preserving the Great Barrier Reef.
Hōkūleʻa Update | July 7, 2015Using traditional non-instrument navigation to cross the Gulf of Carpathia, Hōkūleʻa approaches Darwin, Australia