At the other end of the world where the Kiwis live, a luxuriant green landscape with a lot of variation is waiting for you. Here you can find high mountains in the south and white beaches in the north.
We offer two starting harbors which are well suited for a one way trip. Not far away from Auckland’s international airport away lies Auckland’s Westharbour Marina. The second base Opua is located in the Bay of Islands.
The Gulf of Hauruki
The waters surrounding Auckland are a sailing paradise with a very large area of islands and beaches. The city covers some 50 miles along the coast. The area around Great Barrier Island is a phenomenon and is 60 nautical miles away from Auckland. It has its own entry way and ten wonderful places to drop anchor in this so called lake. Stop at Rangitoto and walk along the lava to the volcano. You will be rewarded with a breathtaking view on waterfalls, cliffs and Auckland. A one day trip from Rangitoto away lies the uninhabited island Coromandel with its deserted beaches.
The Bay of Islands
A big national park is the Bay of Islands. Names like Tutukaka, Whangamunmu, Urupukapuka or Opua sound historic. Eight bigger and numerous smaller islands belong to the Bay of Islands. They offer walking paths, deserted beaches and many beautiful harbors. The headquarters of the park is Russel with the proclaimed oldest pub of New Zealand. Other highlights are Karikari and Whangaroa. At high tide you can sail on the Karikari river and visit the historic stone store.
The temperatures on New Zealand’s coast oscillate between 16 degrees Celsius (July/August) and 25 degrees Celsius (January/February).
Yachtcharter New Zealand
Christchurch, Kaikoura, Abel Tasman National Park, Wellington, Great Barrier Islands, Auckland, Opua