New Zealand consists of two landmasses, the North Island and South Island, scattered with an extensive selection of incredible beaches, bays, harbours, and fjords. Seize your opportunity to charter a luxury yacht and explore the stunning landscapes, from the snow-dusted peaks and amazing glaciers dating back centuries to the semi-tropical beaches and rolling lush green hills in the summertime.
With the plethora of extraordinary scenery, friendly and fun-loving people, and its intricate history, this destination provides the perfect conditions to discover the history of the Maori and how New Zealand came to be as well as offering an endless amount of absolutely breathtaking views and scenery. If you are feeling adventurous, try out new water and land-based activities, or take a dive at some of the most astounding sites in the world. New Zealand is just waiting to be discovered.
Begin your luxury yacht charter in Auckland, "The City of Sails". Spend the day exploring this multi-cultural hub, visiting its array of exquisite shops and restaurants with Polynesian influence, or take a trip up the famous Sky Tower, the tallest freestanding structure in the southern hemisphere, and soak in the spectacular views of the city. If you fancy, immerse yourself in the world of Lord of the Rings by visiting Hobbiton on the set where movie magic was created, or catch a boat ride through the breathtaking Waitomo Gloworm caves, and listen to the Maori legends of New Zealand.
Cruise down the Tamaki strait to reach the pristine beaches and world-class vineyards of Waiheke Island. The jewel of the Hauraki Gulf, although a short distance from the bustling city of Auckland, provides the perfect escape for a relaxing trip away. Tour your way through the magnificent vineyards famous for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, and explore the island taking a scenic coastal walk along its unusual rock formations. Discover why this destination is one of the top island escapes in the world.
Relax on your yacht charter as you sail along the coast of New Zealand to the Coromandel Peninsula. Discover the secluded beaches surrounded by vast forests and mountain peaks. Head ashore and visit Hot Water Beach to relax in the natural thermal pools. If you fancy staying at sea, take a trip to the famous Whenuakrua Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Donut Island, and witness one of New Zealand's best-kept secrets. Or if you fancy a dive, stop off at one of the renowned dive sights in the area to witness the diverse range of species and submerged caves.
Great Barrier Island
Cruise a couple of hours further north whilst relaxing on your charter to reach Great Barrier Island, making sure to keep an eye out for dolphins on your journey. Be welcomed by the vast sand dunes and wild vegetation characterising the stunning beaches of this off-the-grid island. The perfect destination for a detox away from your mobile phones and, as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary, at night you will find the most spectacular starry vistas to admire from the comfort of your yacht.
Poor Knight Islands
Sail to one of the country's best maritime treasures, the nature and marine reserve of Poor Knight Islands. Surrounded by a subtropical reef makes this home to New Zealand's best-known dive locations and is perfect for snorkeling and swimming. The 11 million-year-old islands feature remarkable geographical formations waiting to be explored including the must-see Rikoriko Cave which is one of the largest sea caves in the world.
Bay of Islands
Continuing on to the most northern stop on your superyacht charter and the final destination, you will reach the subtropical maritime park of the Bay of Islands. Home to New Zealand's yachting center and with 144 islands, this destination offers a range of activities to enjoy on your final few days. Make a visit to the birthplace of New Zealand at Waitangi Treaty Grounds to discover the legends of the Maori and how the country became the united nation it is today. Have a go at the numerous watersports on offer in these idyllic waters or take in the spectacular landscapes whilst sailing around these historic islands, ensuring to keep an eye out for dolphins and whales on your final journey.