The Sir Peter Blake Trust

Through its programmes the Sir Peter Blake Trust strives to honour Sir Peter's legacy by inspiring the next generation of New Zealand Leaders and Marine Environmentalists. 

In 2012, the Young Blake Expeditions programme was created and the inaugural expedition to the Kermadecs took 30 young inspiring Kiwis on the adventure of a lifetime to one of the world's most pristine marine reserves.

In 2014 Young Blake Expeditions will follow in the footsteps of Sir Peter Blake to a place he cared deeply about, by launching a series of expeditions to the Southern Ocean and sub-Antarctic.  Part of a longer term legacy for this region, and in conjunction with the Royal New Zealand Navy, Department of Conservation, New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute and NIWA, a new group of young environmental leaders will board HMNZS Wellington in February 2014 for the beautiful and remote Auckland Islands, alongside some of New Zealand's leading scientists.

Rich in biodiversity and the hotspot for the impact of changes in Antarctica, there is no better place to measure the impact of climate change. To follow the expedition to the Sub Antarctic please click here.

To watch a short film about the Trust programmes and people, please view the video found below.



"Some of the greatest experiences in life are those that are positively life changing.
They are the experiences that challenge us, grow our self-confidence and help us to clarify
our strengths and future direction. The Young Blake Expeditions' programme was created to
provide these life-changing experiences for New Zealand's next generation of leaders.”


Sir Jerry Mataparae, Governor General of New Zealand and Patron of the Sir Peter Blake Trust