After scheduled maintenance in Auckland, Oosterschelde will sail across the Tasman Sea and into spectacular Sydney Harbour for a unique view of the world famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Walk in Charles Darwin’s footsteps exploring the Blue Mountains and the historic Rocks waterfront. During the crossing of the Tasman Sea, look for migrating whales and scan the horizon for ‘the Heads’ as you approach the dramatic coast that marks the entrance of Sydney Harbour.
After a decade of planning, and two successful test voyages in 2020 and 2021, the DARWIN200 Global Voyage will commence in 2023.
We will retract the voyage of HMS Beagle and make landfall at key locations where Charles Darwin stepped ashore during his great voyage of discover.
The DARWIN200 Global Voyage will be undertaken aboard the spectacular 50m long tall ship Oosterschelde. Built in 1918, this uniquely restored, three-masted schooner is the most beautiful historic vessel afloat.
Complete with a bar, a wood-fired stove and a piano, she will be your home during your adventure!