New Zealand’s waters are world renowned for sailing. Whether you are in the Bay of Islands, or plying the waters of the South Island’s Marlborough Sound, the sights and sounds are sure to thrill you. Auckland has two beautiful natural harbors, so stopping there is ideal aboard your charter yacht from Taylor’d Yacht Charters. A wide selection of luxury yachts are available in New Zealand including power yachts, sailing yachts, and ultra luxury mega yachts.
As the backdrop for the epic film trilogy, Lord of the Rings, New Zealand’s landscapes offer a spectacular variety of terrain, a perfect setting for author J.R.R.Tolkien’s imaginative story of Middle Earth. Dramatic fjords and glaciers, snow capped mountains, caves, volcanoes, and hot mineral springs offer drama, while a pastoral rolling countryside with picturesque farms and settlements are a gentle counterpoint. Check out the cultural scene along with its vibrant city night life. Around every corner in New Zealand is another perfect bay surrounded by rugged mountain landscapes. Marine wildlife abounds in this part of the Southern Ocean.
First settled by the Maoris in their long canoes, this city has grown to be an international business center, as well as a must see tourist destination blessed by a dramatic waterfront setting and a moderate climate. A sailor’s mecca, Auckland has hosted the America’s Cup races twice, putting on events that will not soon be forgotten by the yacht racing world.
There are several popular cruising grounds in New Zealand, including the beautiful Bay of Islands at the North Island’s tip, but for a combination of scenery and accessibility, you can’t beat Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.