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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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This coming weekend, you can head down to Station Pier and take a free tour of Greenpeace's new Rainbow Warrior.

The two Melbourne open days are part of a six week "Save the Reef" tour as this iconic vessel heads up to far north Queensland.

The new Rainbow Warrior will stop in Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, Airlie Beach and Mackay along the way.

The plan is to visit affected communities and document the impact of coal developments on the Reef, as well as calling Australians to take action.

The Rainbow Warrior was funded entirely by donations from not only Australia, but around the world.

Earlier Greenpeace expeditions have been in little more than ill-fitted vessels but the new Rainbow Warrior is a custom-designed, eco friendly and state of the art creation.

On the free tour you can see one of the world's most environmentally friendly ships. There will be a chance to meet the captain, visit the control room, see the helicopter landing pad and note the satellite communications system where live footage can be streamed directly from the live action to the media.

The family friendly event will also feature face painting and other activities for children

You will also be able to learn what you can do to help save the reef.

A fascinating day out and a worthy cause. Plus a unique opportunity to board living history in the making.

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Why? To step onboard history in the making
When: 9am-2pm on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March
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Where: Station Pier
Cost: Free
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