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Leeuwin Open Adventure

  • Monkey Mia to Geraldton on STS Leeuwin II Monkey Mia to Geraldton (map)

Who: Adults (18+)
When: 3-10 June
Where: Monkey Mia to Geraldton
Cost: $2300 (includes meals, wet weather gear and safety equipment)

Adults with a sense of adventure – no sailing experience required!

Our Open Adventure voyage is for youth of all ages – for people looking for an amazing sea-going adventure. Sail on Western Australia’s own and largest tall ship – the STS Leeuwin II – sailing along some of Western Australia’s most spectacular coastline and through its pristine waters.

Your voyage starts in Monkey Mia, Shark Bay – inscribed as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1991 and included on Australia’s National Heritage List in May 2007. You will sail south along the infamous Zuytdorp Cliffs towards the equally well known Houtman Abrolhos Islands, a chain of 122 islands and associated coral reefs, to the Midwest port City of Geraldton.

Take time to visit Monkey Mia, the dolphins, Francois Peron National Park, Denham and, of course, at the end of your journey the Maritime Museum and HMAS Sydney Memorial in Geraldton.

We run a working ship, so during the voyage you will be part of hands-on activities, from:

Navigating the ship and taking the helm
Setting and furling the sails
Climbing the masts and working aloft
Standing watch while sailing through the night
Meet you Facilitators
Mark Gresser
Mark has completed a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences / Conservation and Wildlife Biology. Mark will discuss the local flora and fauna in the World Heritage Listed Area and what is being done to protect it. Mark has worked on the Faure Island Project and recently cycled over 29 600km through 28 countries between Australia and France.

“I am probably most excited about the moment I get to stand on deck and feel the wind push the ship forward as I look out to the distant horizon. I am also very excited about the prospect of teaching others how incredibly important the area is for a great variety of unique wildlife,” Mark says.

Bianca McNeair
Bianca is a Malgana woman from Gatharagudu (Shark Bay) who returns to the voyage in 2018 to discuss Malgana culture and connection to Wirriya (saltwater) and Malgana and Aboriginal history on the coast. Bianca has recently been involved in tagging endangered Loggerhead Turtles off Dirk Hartog Island. Click here for the full story.

“Giving a lecture on Malgana Culture on the deck of the Leeuwin while we sailed past Wirruwana (Dirk Hartog Island) was a huge highlight for me,” said Bianca. 

Book your place today and email office@sailleeuwin.com or visit https://sailleeuwin.com/voyage/open-adventurer/ 

Photo credit Stewart Allen Photography.

Who to contact for enquiries: 08 9430 4105

 Leeuwin Open Adventurer Voyage 1706. June 6-12, 2017. Monkey Mia / Dirk Hartog island / Abrolhos / Geraldton.
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Later Event: June 5
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