Auckland Yacht Charter
The capital city of New Zealand is found towards the tip of the North Island and has become known as the ‘City of Sails.’ New Zealand is known as an outdoor sports enthusiast’s dream destination and Auckland offers it all.
Auckland Yacht Charter
The capital city of New Zealand is found towards the tip of the North Island and has become known as the ‘City of Sails.’ Over a third of the population of the entire country resides here, but that doesn’t mean that Auckland is a sprawling metropolis, in fact, this city is one of the most easily accessible in the world. Everyone lives within 30 minutes of a beach and it owns more of a town vibe. New Zealand is known as an outdoor sports enthusiast’s dream destination and Auckland offers it all. In the west find lush native rainforests that dramatically plummets down hillsides towards the black sand volcanic beaches;to the east,find rugged stretches of beautiful white sand beaches bordered by the red-flowering pohutukawa trees. In the north is wine country and the south offers a slice of the rural good life; verdant gardens, open meadows, beautiful lakes and so much more. Around the Auckland region there are also some 48 volcanic cones – all offering stunning panoramas of the city scape below. All are surrounded by lush forestry and perfect for hiking. Auckland has a good section of deep water harbors some located in the midst of the city meaning it is very possible to walk into the center to spend the day shopping, eating or just exploring.
Auckland’s Top Anchorages
Man O’War Bay, Waiheke: this is a great spot to anchor before hiking through a scenic pass to Stony Batter where you will see a number of interesting rock formations and can explore some old World War II Gum memorabilia. Woody Bay, Rakino Island: This beautiful island in the Hauraki Gulf offers a fantastic anchorage spot on the north eastern corner where you can find a sandy beach to just sit and relax on.
Auckland’s Top Marina
Viaduct Harbor Auckland: This deep-water harbor is located in the heart of the city and offers first class amenities in entertainment and dining. It has also played host to many prestigious sailing events such as the America’s Cup, Louis Vuitton Regattas and the Volvo Round the World Race.