Beautiful New Zealand
Business & Pleasure
Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ is a buzzing cosmopolitan metropolis. Surrounded by the ocean, boating is in the blood of Aucklanders from all walks of life. Auckland is not just a great place to live, it has become one of the world’s favourite visitor cities, nestled amongst 48 volcanic cones, fringed by a rainforest and surrounded by magnificent harbours. Escaping the city you will explore the wide open spaces of the North Island’s richly productive countryside. Wander ancient forests, magical glow-worm caves, or visit the world famous movie settlement of Hobbiton. The geothermal region of Rotorua, sacred to Maori, is a natural wonderland of boiling, bubbling mud pools; the stunning geyser activity there has been thousands of years in the making.
New Zealand’s South Island is another world again. A land of spectacular contrasts: warm, sun-soaked vineyards and beaches in the north and muscular alpine ranges in the south. Try heli-skiing on an untracked slope of powder snow, visit an icy glacier slowly inching its way to the sea, challenge your nerves jet boating or white water rafting on the Shotover River, or float in the quiet eeriness over the top of the majestic Southern Alps in a hot air balloon.
Breathtaking and diverse
There’s no coastline in the world like New Zealand’s and ours has become the favourite of many a seasoned world sailor. So before you leave our shores, why not cruise our beautiful waters: this is a country for yachtsmen. Our coastlines offer incredible diversity within short cruising times; there’s a new landscape, adventure or experience to discover around every headland. From top to bottom, night and day, a wide variety of sights and activities on offer mean you’ll never be bored. No cruise of New Zealand would be complete without a visit to Fiordland: slide through bottomless fiords, pierced by thundering glacial waterfalls falling from vertiginous peaks. The walks through the surrounding virgin rainforest are tourist attractions in themselves. When you eventually say goodbye to New Zealand you will find yourself leaving a little piece of yourself behind – just to make sure that you will take the time to return. Haere ra, ka kite ano. Farewell from New Zealand, see you again soon.
Adventurous and welcoming
One adventure comes to an end; another is waiting. As you leave New Zealand, make time to explore paradise in the South Seas on your way. Your spirits will begin to rise as you take your first glimpse of Oceania’s sun-kissed island paradises. Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia: the names evoke images of remote coral atolls and ancient cultures preserved. Together the islands and nations of the Pacific are a destination in themselves, but they also make the perfect stepping stones for a delivery passage wherever you are headed: America, Asia, or via the Panama Canal to the East Coast of America and Europe. Stunning picture-postcard locations make up the tropical islands of French Polynesia, New Guinea, the Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, and remote Easter Island.