Oceans of Hope 2024


Join Oceans of Hope for a life changing sailing adventure!

Dates: 25th November to 29th November 2024

Whether you have sailed before or not, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Our aim is to help people living with Multiple Sclerosis to gain self-confidence and a renewed sense of empowerment. The camaraderie of sailing a boat with people who have similar experiences creates an environment where people can comfortably share their hopes and fears. The Oceans of Hope experience is a catalyst for creating lasting friendships and a sense of community.


We will be sailing around the beautiful islands in the Hauraki Gulf, where you could find yourself sailing into Home Bay, Motutapu Island, Smokehouse Bay, Great Barrier Island and more


Lion NZ is fully equipped to make your stay on board as comfortable and safe as possible. There will be a skipper and crew to help you learn and ensure you get everything you want from this experience.


You can learn to sail, improve your sailing skills, swim in the warm water, and enjoy the sun and scenery. If you come alone, you will certainly make a host of new life-long friends.

You will be sharing the communal cabin with fellow crew. Everyone will get involved in preparing meals aboard the yacht– there is nothing better than enjoying great food and great company on a yacht under the sun or the stars.


Participants should be able to walk a few steps to access the boat and 6 steps (with rail) up and down into the boat interior.


Still a little apprehensive? Watch the following to hear from our participants:

Achieve Your Goals  Overcoming Limitations  Power of Community


EMBARKING: 25th November 0900 Auckland Viaduct Marina

DISEMBARKING: 29th November 1600 Auckland Viaduct Marina

COST: $1430.00 (including food)


FOR AN APPLICATION FORM GO TO: NZ Oceans of Hope Challenge 2024

For more information email: oceansofhopechallengenz@gmail.com