New Zealand is a country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and consists of two main islands that are home to volcanoes and glaciers. Between ice and fire, there is something for every taste and desire. The country has three main areas for yacht charter: Auckland, the Bay of Islands and the Strait of Marlborough. Auckland’s nickname is the “City of Sails”. A large percentage of residents own yachts and enjoy participating in regattas, day cruises and other sailing activities. For charter clientswho love to sail, an itinerary in Auckland is hard to beat. It must be said that the conditions for coming to sail are ideal. So why not buy your own yacht and go on an adventure in this wonderful place?
Mount Cook is the highest peak in New Zealand. The Maori call it Aoraki, which means “pierced cloud” to refer to the dizzying height of this mountain. What is impressive is this enormous mountain frozen after arid landscapes, which creates a striking contrast. Spectacular landscapes, lakes, it is one of the many must-see places in the country. Moreover if you like hiking or trail riding, it is an ideal playground. At the summit, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view. For nature lovers, this is the place not to be missed. And New-Zealand is full of similar spots for sports lovers and for those who want to be in symbiosis with nature.
How can we talk about New Zealand without talking about Auckland ? It is the largest city in the country. With its many resources, ultra-modern buildings and skyscrapers, you will find here the urbanized and effervescent side of New Zealand. Take advantage of this getaway to go on a shopping spree in the main shopping streets. This city is the economic lung of the country, it’s where you have to be because this is where the big events take place. Yet despite the world that resides there and its strong tourist attraction, you will not feel locked in. On the contrary, in Auckland, well-being reigns supreme. It is the ideal destination when it comes to yachting, with its marina you can dock in complete tranquility on the city’s shores to enjoy a vacation that will please the whole family. Activities and entertainment are available here: parks, omnipresent nature, everything is designed to make you feel good. From Auckland, you can take one of the small ferries to Devonport, Rangitoto or Waiheke Island. You will find the wilderness, far from urbanism and civilization, and all this only 10, 20 or 30 minutes by boat from the city center. But if you have your own yacht, you can go there directly.
On a completely different note, come and visit one of New Zealand’s most beautiful cities. Queenstown attracts many tourists because it offers many activities to satisfy the whole family. For sports lovers, you can plan a hike in the green expanses and enjoy exceptional views. When it is colder, you can enjoy winter activities such as skiing or sledding. In a very natural setting and far from the hustle and bustle of big cities like Auckland, you will be able to revitalize yourself in an exceptional setting. From Queenstown you can access the several excursions to the outskirts of the Fiordland National Park. It is a sparsely populated and very wild region, its national park is one of the largest in the world and is part of the UNESCO world heritage. This means that in New Zealand, the diversity of regions and climates allows you to live incredible and unforgettable experiences that will delight even the most skeptical. You can now check our yacht site to charter yours.
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Bay of Islands, in the North Island, encompasses around 140 islands which are popular for sailing, big-game fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving with penguins, dolphins and whales. It has welcoming beaches as well as residents who are always friendly to travellers. One of the must see villages is Waitangi, which is the historical ground where the Maori natives and British signed the Waitangi Treaty in 1840. Marlborough Sound, in the South Island, is best known for its famous wineries where award-winning Sauvignon Blancs are produced. There are plenty of activities in New Zealand to make it an absolute memorable yacht charter holiday.