Win a once in a lifetime voyage on the replica HMB Endeavour
Please note: this competition is now closed due to the event being cancelled by the prize provider, due to COVID-19.
2020 marks 250 years since James Cook and the HMB Endeavour charted the east coast of Australia. The 1770 scientific voyage set the scene for subsequent waves of migration that have shaped modern Australia.
You and a friend will enjoy a taste of 18th Century square-rig sailing whilst sharing in stories from the ship and the shore and gaining a greater understanding of our nation’s shared history.
You will both be active members of the crew as the ship sails as part of the Encounters 2020 program.
Travel inclusions and dates
Route: Mackay to Townsville
Dates: 15 June till 20 June, 2020
Inclusions: Prize includes a $1,600 VISA CARD to contribute to any travel arrangements required for you and your partner to and from the ports
More details around the ship
HMB Endeavour is an accurate replica of the 18th-century tall ship used by Captain James Cook on his epic 1768-71 voyage. Every aspect of the ship has been meticulously researched to be as close to the original as possible. The ship still uses the same sailing techniques as Cook and his men nearly 250 years ago – there are no modern conveniences such as winches and colour-coded lines in order to set the 10,000 square feet of sails. However, Endeavour does use 21st-century technology -GPS, satellite phones, engines, modern galley and showers for safety and comfort.
Is this the right getaway for you?
No sailing experience or special physical preparation is necessary for a voyage on Endeavour. Provided you're in good health, well rested and approach the experience with an open mind you'll enjoy yourself. The below restrictions apply:
- aged 18 years or over physically fit and able to be a member of the sailing crew
- willing and able to climb up to 28m
- able to swim 50m fully clothed
- meet the medical criteria of the voyage
- agree to the code of conduct / terms and conditions of the voyage
Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 3 voyage experiences of a life time on board the HMB Endeavour!
Entries open at 9.00am AEDT on 2 March, 2020 and close 11.59pm AEDT on 5 April, 2020. Australian residents, 18 years and over only. Limited to one entry per eligible +Rewards member from The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier-Mail, The Advertiser, The Mercury, NT News, Geelong Advertiser, Gold Coast Bulletin, Cairns Post, The Weekly Times or Townsville Bulletin. Winner determined on 6 April, 2020 at 11.00am AEST at Nationwide News Pty Ltd, 2 Holt Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. Winner’s name to be published on 13 April 2020 on the +Rewards website. There is 3 x double passes to the HMB Endeavour voyage on 15 June till 20 June, 2020 from Mackay QLD to Townsville QLD to be won, strictly available for 2 people. There is also a $1,500 VISA gift card for all winners to organise their own transport to and from the port in each state location. Individual prize value of $6,500. Total prize pool value of $19,500. Travel blackout periods apply. Non-refundable cancellation policy. Australian National Maritime Museum terms and conditions apply. Full terms and conditions apply.View Full Terms and Conditions