Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian National Maritime Museum acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the traditional custodians of the bamal (earth) and badu (waters) on which we work. We also acknowledge all traditional custodians of the land and waters throughout Australia and pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders past, present and emerging.

Endeavour Voyage Program 2020 – 2021

When the HMB Endeavour arrived, it changed Australia forever. Now, a new voyage will provide a unique opportunity for all Australians to reflect on, question and mark 250 years since Captain James Cook charted the East Coast of Australia.

The replica HMB Endeavour will circumnavigate Australia, departing Sydney in February 2020 to participate in Geelong’s Wooden Boat Festival, before it sets sail for Tasmania in March. The voyage is expected to end in May 2021 when the ship returns to Sydney after visiting each State and the Northern Territory.

The voyage itinerary provides for the ship to berth or anchor at 38 unique locations around the coastline of Australia and Tasmania, including significant places like Seventeen Seventy, to engage with as many Australians as possible

The voyage complements a broader program planned by the Museum to explore key themes including first contact, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, science and navigation, encounters and migration.

This aims to be a voyage of reconciliation, which acknowledges the lasting impact the original voyage has had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and provides a platform for stories both from the ship and from the shore.

Further information on the program will be announced shortly.


Australian Voyage Legs and Dates

Join an Endeavour 2020-2021 voyage leg as part of the working crew, or as a supernumerary where you can choose your level of participation. Further information will be announced shortly. In the meantime, you can register your expression of interest for voyage berth sales.


Sailing legs available for sale listed below. For full itinerary including anchorages, download here.

Sailing Legs Itinerary

Depart Arrival





Sydney 24-Feb-20 Geelong 5-Mar-20
Geelong 15-Mar-20 Devonport 20-Mar-20
Devonport 25-Mar-20 Hobart 2-Apr-20
Hobart 12-Apr-20 Kamay/Botany Bay 29-Apr-20
Kamay/Botany Bay 2-May-20 Sydney 2-May-20
Sydney 6-May-20 Newcastle 7-May-20
Newcastle 12-May-20 Brisbane 18-May-20
Brisbane 26-May-20 Gladstone 31-May-20
Gladstone 6-Jun-20 Mackay 10-Jun-20
Mackay 15-Jun-20 Townsville 20-Jun-20
Townsville 25-Jun-20 Cairns 30-Jun-20
Cairns 21-Jul-20 Cooktown 25-Jul-20
Cooktown 4-Aug-20 Thursday Island 16-Aug-20
Thursday Island 24-Aug-20 Darwin 17-Sep-20
Darwin 12-Oct-20 Broome 22-Oct-20
Broome 26-Oct-20 Port Hedland 30-Oct-20
Port Hedland 3-Nov-20 Carnarvon 11-Nov-20
Carnarvon 15-Nov-20 Geraldton 20-Nov-20
Geraldton 24-Nov-20 Fremantle 28-Nov-20
Fremantle 16-Jan-21 Bunbury 20-Jan-21
Bunbury 24-Jan-21 Albany 28-Jan-21
Albany 2-Feb-21 Esperance 6-Feb-21
Esperance 10-Feb-21 Port Lincoln 18-Feb-21
Port Lincoln 22-Feb-21 Whyalla 26-Feb-21
Whyalla 3-Mar-21 Port Pirie 3-Mar-21
Port Pirie 8-Mar-21 Port Adelaide 12-Mar-21
Port Adelaide 22-Mar-21 Portland 27-Mar-21
Portland 1-Apr-21 Melbourne 6-Apr-21
Melbourne 16-Apr-21 Eden 21-Apr-21
Eden 25-Apr-21 Sydney 1-May-21

*Please note all arrival dates into port are approximate and subject to change due to unpredictable weather and sailing conditions.