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HMS Endeavour’s voyage

  •  Mon 21 Oct 2019 - Mon 28 Oct 2019
  •   Mercury Bay
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From 21 to 28 October 2019 the replica HMS Endeavour will anchor in and around Mercury Bay with a side trip up the Firth of Thames, to celebrate Cook’s First Voyage of Discovery to New Zealand in 1769.

The ship will arrive in Mercury Bay after sailing from its first stop in New Zealand at Gisborne. It will then make a brief stop in Auckland, before continuing on Cook’s original journey to the Bay of Islands and Queen Charlotte Sound, stopping in Wellington in between.

On Cook’s first voyage, the Endeavour and its crew spent 12 days forging relationships with the local tribe Ngati Hei, who, after a tragic first start with the death of a tribe member, welcomed the navigator and showed them their pa on the headland at Wharekaho, Simpsons