Waka Hourua: High Tech Travel

An entertaining look at how the design of waka hourua (double-hulled sailing canoes) allowed Noe’s Polynesian ancestors to travel huge distances across the Pacific – and how it’s still happening today.

Additional sailing footage from Waka Warriors

Endeavour footage from Zakpage Pty Ltd

Illustration “Eia Hawai’i” by Herbert K. Kane

Model of Tongiaki (Tongan sailing canoe) courtesy of Te Papa Tongarewa collections

Thanks to Zoomslide

Special thanks to Fa’afaite - Tahiti Voyaging Society and Haunui - Te Toki Voyaging Trust

Writer/Director: Brendan Donovan | Editor: Brendon Chan | Camera: Adam Jones | Additional Camera: Kent Belcher, Madison Henry-Ryan and Oliver Jones | Sound: John McNicholas and Brendan Donovan | Production Coordinator: Tess Whelan