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Yachting in Auckland waters brings you to a sailor’s paradise. Situated on the Hauraki Gulf, this thriving city is within easy reach of some of New Zealand’s best cruising grounds along the coast of the North Island, including the Bay of Islands. The waterfront is home to the Westhaven Marina complex and boasts 1,456 berths, with nearby lively bars and restaurants. Downtown Auckland has numerous attractions as well, and you can book sightseeing tours to further explore the North Island. Many sailors on a Bay of Islands yacht charter build an extra week or more into their sailing vacations to see as much of New Zealand as they can. Auckland is a good staging area for such adventures.

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Moorings are available. There are many places to anchor near Auckland.

Dinghy dockage: Dinghy dockage is available.

Things to do

Auckland is a thriving city. More than 1.3 million people live in the metropolis and surrounding area, accounting for one in three New Zealanders. Historic sites and buildings, museums, art galleries, performing arts centers, boutiques, restaurants, nightclubs, it’s all in Auckland. Golf at championship golf courses, tennis, watersports, horseback riding, bicycling, hiking, rock climbing, watersports, hang gliding, and even bungee jumping are all possible on the North Island.


All facilities for yachts are available, including high-speed Internet access and taxi service. Car rentals are available for sightseeing and shopping.


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