Term 1, 2024 commences Thursday 8th February
Adult volunteers are welcome to visit any time! 


TS Bellona Navy Cadet Unit

Auckland Navy Cadets: North Shore and West Auckland

Auckland Navy (Sea) Cadets: Military-based activities for high-school-aged students


Recruiting now! For Adult Volunteers - contact us to visit any time. 

You're welcome to visit on parade night 6.45 pm - 9.15 pm Thursday nights. HQ Building 214 Buckley Avenue, Hobsonville Point. 

Please contact us for more information for new recruits aged 13 years or Year 9 and above. (Please note that some COVID safety restrictions may apply. Ask us for more details.)

Challenge yourself. On sea and land.

Navy cadets is the perfect answer for active teenagers. 

Navy cadets is about fun, friendship, action and adventure. We inspire young people to challenge their limits and go further in life, no matter what they aim to do.

See what the cadets do - check out our gallery page and see them in action. 

From the age of 13 years (or year 9+) to 20 years, Navy Cadets is a leadership and activity-based programme run independently of, but alongside the New Zealand Defence Force.

As cadets progress through Navy cadets they have opportunities to go to sea with the Navy on the HMNZS vessels or travel overseas on exchange trips to visit cadet forces in other countries.

But all they think is that they’re having fun. Including sailing, tramping, shooting, bush-craft, camps, first aid and sea survival skills. 

TS Bellona: Auckland Navy Cadets

Gratefully supported by

Hobsonville Point, Auckland

Training Ship (TS) Bellona 

Parade night Thursday during school term, 6.45 pm to 9.15 pm

HQ Building, 214 Buckley Avenue, Hobsonville Point, Auckland


Confronting challenges, both physical and moral, to overcome any adversity.


Being reliable and loyally serving and supporting the NZ Cadet Forces, local communities and New Zealand.


Looking out for each other, having respect for all, and championing the benefits of friendship, teamwork and diversity.


Having self-discipline and always being honest, trustworthy and responsible.