New Zealand’s spectacularly beautiful landscape includes vast mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deeply indented fiords and lush rainforests. Comparable in size and/or shape to Great Britain, Colorado or Japan. It is a haven for those seeking peace, rejuvenation and relaxation as well as a playground for thrill seekers and adventurers.
A temperate climate with relatively small seasonal variation makes New Zealand an ideal year-round yachter charter destination.
Known as ‘The City of Sails’, Auckland is said to have more yachts per head than any other place in the world!
The base at Westhaven Marina, Central Auckland is an excellent charter start to more than 1500 square miles of some of the finest cruising in the world, with 76 islands to explore, over 200 sheltered anchorages and miles of beautiful coastline.
The base is just over half an hour from the first of the islands of the gulf.
The scenery is beautiful, the sailing good and the diving superb.
The world famous Bay Of Islands has attracted sailors from around the world for over a century with its sheltered anchorages and temperate climate.
Sleepy bays, protected inlets, sweeping stretches of golden sandy beaches, clear waters overflowing with an abundance of fishlife …. this is the essence of the Bay Of Islands, a favourite with cruising yachtsmen.