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What To ExpectThe staggering beauty of forested emerald peaks and stunning beaches, glacial vistas and alluring rainforests all can be found during a luxury yacht charter of New Zealand. When cruising these two islands, you’ll notice varied, beautifully diverse landscapes, incredible cultures and an unusual native animal population. There is so much on offer as you cruise the land the Kiwi’s call home.
Often known as 'God’s own country' or 'Paradise of the Pacific,' North Island and South Island are located in the South Pacific southeast of Australia. Set on tectonic plates, seismic activity here is common and volcanoes abound. Lake Taupo was created in the caldera of a super volcano, which explored some 26,500 years ago. Both the North and South Islands have incredible bays, beaches, harbors and fjords for cruising.
The North Island is home to Auckland, New Zealand’s capital. This thriving metropolis is well known for its rugby enthusiasm and sailing prowess — Auckland often is referred to as 'The City of Sails' — is cosmopolitan and enchanting. During your New Zealand yacht charter you will find world-class restaurants and high end shopping within the city limits and just outside, stunning beaches with beautiful bays abound. Auckland also is known for its Polynesian heritage. Natives to the islands are of Maori decent and their strong, proud heritage runs throughout the local culture of the North Island.
The extensive waterways of the Marlborough Sounds make this destination perfect for sailing. Located on the northeastern edge of the South Island, Pelorus Sound and Queen Charlotte Sound offer beautiful vistas, exciting activities, historic sites and secluded bays. Kayaking is an excellent way to explore the Sounds, as are hiking and mountain biking. Marlborough Sounds also is extremely well known for its wineries. Home to the world’s premium Sauvignon Blanc, the lush rolling hills and natural adornments of the famous local wineries are the perfect backdrop as you unwind while sampling the best of the best wines during a New Zealand yacht charter.
• Take in a rugby came while visiting Auckland.
• Take a trip inland to Rotoura for an afternoon of Zorbing.
• Dive into local culture at the Auckland Museum.
• Enjoy hiking the Queen Charlotte Track.
• Take a Marlborough Sound wine tour.