Hōkūleʻa Hawaiian voyaging canoe set for North Stradbroke Island

The traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa will add The University of Queensland’s Moreton Bay Research Station to its list of global destinations this week.

Hōkūleʻa set sail in 2013 to promote indigenous knowledge, Polynesian culture, ocean restoration and global sustainability around the world.

Research Station Manager Mr Kevin Townsend said it was a privilege to host the Hōkūleʻa crew.

“The message of the Hōkūleʻa voyage is one which is very close to my heart,” he said.

“We are very excited to have the chance to be a part of the Hōkūleʻa journey.”

Navigating by stars, winds and waves, the Hōkūleʻa will cover 47,000 nautical miles, 85 ports, and 26 countries before ending its journey in 2017.

Hōkūleʻa’s captain, Kālepa Baybayan, will give a public presentation about the vessel and its journey at the Moreton Bay Research Station, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island at 4pm Thursday 4th June 2015.

The event is open to the public.

The crew will stay at the Moreton Bay Research Station for four nights while exploring the area and engaging with the community.

If you are interested in attending this public talk please contact the University of Queensland for further details  or for details on how to get there via the Stradbroke Flyer CLICK HERE