With nearly 16,000km of coastline and a climate that beckons people out of doors and onto the water, New Zealand is a boaties’ paradise.
Stunning cruising grounds, sheltered anchorages, plenty of on-the-water activity and the luxury of top quality food, wine, spas and sophisticated accommodation make for idyllic sailing holidays.
Auckland - the 'City of Sails' where Kiwis reveal their passion for the water in the huge number of craft on the harbour at weekends and evenings - has a sailing opportunity for everyone from experienced sea-adventurers on multi-day charters to beginners learning the ropes on an America’s Cup yacht, or enrolling in a short course at one of many yachting schools.
North of Auckland, the Bay of Islands is a dream sailing destination with charter yachts and excellent cruising grounds. In the South Island, the fiords of Marlborough Sounds offer idyllic sheltered cruising and a thousand secluded bays and beaches to discover.