Auckland Voyager Maritime Museum is a place to learn how New Zealand’s relationship with the sea has shaped the nations identity. It is home to stories of ambition, courage and exploration. There are plenty of exhibitions and opportunities to learn about New Zealand’s link with the ocean. Entry to the for visitors from outside of Auckland is $17 for adults and $14 for seniors/students. You can also take part in a harbor sailing, which costs $29 for adults and $24 for students (this price includes entry to the museum). The harbor sailing is a one-hour heritage vessel trip. The New Zealand Maritime Museum is located in the heart of Auckland City on the corner of Quay and Hobson Streets. The museum is open everyday except Christmas day from 9am-5pm, with final admissions at 4pm daily.
The current exhibition on display is about the journey of the first great migration to Aotearoa (New Zealand).
For more information on the museum, check out the website: www.maritimemuseum.co.nz
Check out these photos from one of our Farmstay participant’s time in New Zealand. Here’s what she had to say about her experience:
“Thank you for making my farmstay so great. The family is such a lovely family. I really enjoyed every day being with them and working for them on the farm. I also loved looking after the children, they are so lovely, too. I am missing them heaps. I always felt like a member of the family and not only like a worker. I also met so many lovely people of the family, all of them open-minded and friendly. I hope that I will meet this family and their friends one day again.”
Auckland Festival of Photography.
2013 marks the third year of the Auckland Festival of Photography’s Annual public commission of photographic art by New Zealand photographers. The festival opened on June 3rd and is running daily from 9am to 6pm throughout June. Photos are on display at various places around the city, including Wynyard Quarter, for more information check out the website www.photographyfestival.org.nz. As part of this festival, there is a film screening held at the Auckland Art Gallery on Sunday 23rd of June at 3pm. A documentary by Laurence Shustak will be screened. This documentary will explore the question: “Why would a successful New York photographer leave his family, friends and career behind and travel to the edge of the earth, Christchurch, New Zealand?