new zealand

Epic landscapes, vibrant culture

Verdant green landscapes, oceans with world-class surf breaks, laid-back locals and Māori culture come together in New Zealand and its islands. This is a country that loves the natural beauty than spans its shores, and takes care of it.

Find solitude on Great Barrier Island. Walk Matapouri Bay, surrounded by native bushland. Dive with stingrays in poor knights island.

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Auckland

Auckland

day 1

Auckland

Auckland

City on the sea

Arrive in Auckland with a traditional Maori Party greeting wishing you safe travels as you board your yacht to discover New Zealand. Spend the day relaxing onboard or visit some of Auckland’s many art museums.

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Auckland

Waiheke Island

22.22km / 12 miles

day 2

Auckland - Waiheke Island

Auckland - Waiheke Island

Vineyards and stargazing

Spend the first day of your charter at Waiheke Island, just 14 nautical miles from Auckland’s Central Business District. Wander the island’s vineyards, sip delicious local wines and sample the island’s fabulous food. You can also find out more about how the indigenous people arrived in New Zealand 1000 years ago using celestial navigation and way-finding.

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Waiheke Island

Great Barrier Island

68.52km / 37 miles

day 3

Waiheke Island - Great Barrier Island

Waiheke Island - Great Barrier Island

Back to nature

The largest island in the Hauraki Gulf, Great Barrier Island offers pristine forest hiking trails, beach walks, fishing, diving, surfing and fascinating heritage sites, such as the old whaling station at Whangaparapara.


Space is a luxury, and it’s everywhere in New Zealand. From the mainland to the islands and the vast underwater seascape, New Zealand is a true return to nature.

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Great Barrier Island

Poor Knights Island

112.04km / 60.5 miles

day 4

Great Barrier Island - Poor Knights Island

Great Barrier Island - Poor Knights Island

Underwater adventures

A world highlight of the international diving circuit, the Poor Knights Islands are a Marine Reserve 23km off New Zealand’s Tutukaka Coast. Suitable for divers of all abilities, this vibrant underwater world amazes at every turn, with caves and arches, tunnels, sheer cliffs and even a giant staircase tumbling into the depths. Encounter stingrays, spotted black groper, mosaic moray and Lord Howe coral fish,  black corals and more.

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Poor Knights Island

Bay of Islands

80 km / 43.2 miles

day 5

Poor Knights Island - Bay of Islands

Poor Knights Island - Bay of Islands

Protected marine park

One of New Zealand’s most famous maritime parks, these 144 islands are pristine and teeming with vibrant sea life. Spend a couple of days fishing, diving and kayaking, or enjoy shopping in the small villages dotted around the Bay. Later, enjoy a private traditional Maori meal and entertainment on a private island.

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Bay of Islands

Whangaroa Harbour

75.93km / 41 miles

day 6

Bay of Islands - Whangaroa Harbour

Bay of Islands - Whangaroa Harbour

Luxury on land

Spend a day at the Kauri Cliffs luxury resort in Whangaroa Harbour. Play a round of golf taking in spectacular views, or enjoy the spa at the Lodge. Active guests can quad bike across long white sandy beaches, and others can choose to fish for local seafood which the chef can prepare for a beach barbecue.

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Whangaroa Harbour

Cape Reinga

135.19km / 73 miles

day 7

Whanagroa Harbour - Cape Reinga

Whanagroa Harbour - Cape Reinga

Disembarkation

Disembark and spend the day in Cape Reinga, where the mighty Pacific Ocean meets the Tasman Sea, before your transfer back to Auckland for onward travel.

New Zealand is not yet on the radar for many yacht charterers, but it offers breathtaking landscapes that are ideal to explore by yacht.
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