New Zealand

Nature comes alive

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

Hauraki Gulf

6nm

day 1

Auckland - Hauraki Gulf

Auckland - Hauraki Gulf

'TĀMAKI MAKAURAU', the City of Lovers

Arrive in Auckland to join your charter yacht where a traditional Maori Party greeting will send you on your way.  Relax onboard in the ‘City of Sails’, dine at world class restaurants, marvel at the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge, or browse designer shops and the city's many art galleries and museums. Cruise to the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland’s playground.

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Hauraki Gulf

Waiheke Island

8nm

day 2

Hauraki Gulf - Waiheke Island

Hauraki Gulf - Waiheke Island

Vineyards and rainforests

The 20-kilometre-long island of Waiheke is a paradise just a short cruise from the city. Wander the island’s vineyards and sample delicious local wines and food, visit the Waiheke Island Brewery to try their handcrafted beers, or get your adrenaline rush ziplining through the rainforest. Call in at quirky art galleries and craft shops. Throughout the island, enjoy stunning views of beautiful sandy beaches on one side and emerald green bays on the other.

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Waiheke Island

Coromandel Peninsula

27nm

day 3

Waiheke Island – Coromandel Peninsula

Waiheke Island – Coromandel Peninsula
Both images: The Coromandel | thecoromandel.com

Back to nature

The Coromandel Peninsula is a sub-tropical paradise of canyons, waterfalls and panoramic cliffs.  Hunt out abandoned gold mines or soak up the atmosphere at Lost Springs, New Zealand’s luxury thermal resort, whose natural waters are sourced from a geothermal underwater spring. Hike through forests, home to the mighty Kauri trees which grow 50m tall, or explore the volcanic coastline in a kayak, making sure you stop at Cathedral Cove, a photogenic natural tunnel that runs through the clliffs.

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Coromandel Island

Great Barrier Island

30nm

day 4

Coromandel Island - Great Barrier Island

Coromandel Island - Great Barrier Island

Nature and stargazing

Off the grid and reliant on solar power of its energy, nature is king on Great Barrier Island. Discover the native wildlife in its protected forest hiking trails, swim, surf or kayak at spectacular beaches and bays, or enjoy a round of golf in a wonderful natural environment.  For stargazing enthusiasts, the island is the perfect place for taking in stunning starry vistas: it is a designated as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary, one of only three worldwide.


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

50nm

day 5

Great Barrier Island - Poor Knights Island

Great Barrier Island - Poor Knights Island

Underwater adventures

Jacques Cousteau put this marine reserve in his top ten dive sites in the world. Dive this vibrant underwater land, with caves and arches, tunnels, sheer cliffs and even a giant staircase tumbling down. Encounter stingrays, mosaic moray and Lord Howe coral fish, vibrant anemones, ecklonia kelp forests and gorgonian fans. Non-divers can take paddleboards to explore the world’s largest sea cave, Riko Riko, or visit Tutukaka, a bustling nautical town with great views and waterfront cafes.

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Poor Knights Island

Bay of Islands

35nm

day 6

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 wander the small villages dotted around the Bay. Visit the historical spot where the Waitangi Treaty was signed in 1840, for an insight into New Zealand's fascinating heritage and culture. Later, enjoy a traditional Maori meal and entertainment on a private island.

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Bay of Islands

Whangaroa Harbour

30nm

day 7

Bay of Islands - Whangaroa Harbour

Bay of Islands - Whangaroa Harbour

Luxury on land

Spend a day at the Kauri Cliffs luxury resort in Whangaroa.  Play a round of golf on the challenging top-ranking course enjoying spectacular views, or enjoy a Manuka Honey cocooning wrap and relaxing massage at the spa. Take to the skies for an aerial view of your trip by helicopter, or visit this stunning 6,000 acre coastal property on quad bikes or horseback.  Go fishing for snapper or kawahai for the chef to prepare for a barbeque on the beach later.

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Whangaroa Harbour

Cape Reinga

73nm

day 8

Whanagroa Harbour - Cape Reinga

Whanagroa Harbour - Cape Reinga

Disembarkation

Disembark and spend the final day of your holiday in Cape Reinga, the highest point in New Zealand. See two oceans collide as the mighty Pacific Ocean meets the Tasman Sea in a spectacular swirl of currents. This famous landmark sits at the tip of the Te Paki Recreation Reserve and is a highly significant area to Maori, as it marks the point from which Maori wairua (spirit) return to their traditional homeland. Fly from Kerikeri back to Auckland for onward travel.

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