Chevron 2000 Duyfken Expedition
The Duyfken 1606 Replica tells the little known story of Australia's first recorded European visitors and the 2000 Chevron Duyfken Expedition brought this story to people in Australia and all over the world.
Duyfken sailed through the Spice Islands (Maluku Province, Indonesia) arriving at Banda, the departure point for the original voyage in 1606.
The word Voyagie is an old Dutch word meaning voyage. Duyfken sailed from Sydney to Jakarta, then across the Indian Ocean to Sri Lanka, then Mauritius and South Africa before sailing north through the Atlantic Ocean to The Netherlands.
Not since the spice trading days of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) more than 300 years ago has such a voyage been attempted.
1606-2006 Duyfken Voyage
To mark the 400th anniversary of the first documented European contact with Australia, Duyfken embarked on a historic voyage visiting 25 ports around Australia