Your bareboat New Zealand cruise will let you see some of the most beautiful sights in the world, from unspoiled beaches to centuries-old architecture. You can also experience the unique culture of the Maori, New Zealand’s indigenous people. From modern cities to primitive villages, there’s something for everyone in New Zealand, and you can enjoy it all on your bareboat New Zealand tour.
- Auckland: This is the largest city in New Zealand, and the biggest Polynesian city in the world. Four miles north of the city, you can enjoy Takapuna, Auckland’s beach area. For upscale shopping, head for the Queen Street market area, or stroll through Victoria Park Market for food and crafts in a European-style village setting. Auckland also offers plenty of art galleries and antiques shops. Outside the city, you can explore the rural life of New Zealand sheepherders.
- Christchurch (Lyttelton): This town offers European charm in the South Pacific. The River Avon winds through manicured English gardens and European-style streets. If a trek through nature is more your speed, you can head out to the Orana Park Wildlife Trust or take a countryside tour of the rolling hills outside Christchurch. Don’t forget to stop by the Canterbury Museum and Botanical Gardens before you continue on your bareboat New Zealand cruise.
- Queen Charlotte Sound: If you want to get away from the tourist areas of New Zealand, sail to Queen Charlotte Sound, which is in the northern part of New Zealand. There is a 40-mile walking track that offers plenty of photo opportunities along New Zealand’s coastal forest. The deep waters surrounding Queen Charlotte Sound are also great for sea kayaking.
- White Island: Another great choice for adventurous bareboat New Zealand cruisers. Located on the northeast side of New Zealand, White Island is one of the country’s most active volcanoes. Trekking across White Island can provide you with spectacular views and plenty of photo fodder, but keep in mind that some areas are restricted.
- Bay of Islands (Bay of Isles): Located on the north side of New Zealand, this is a perfect destination if you’re interested in maritime history. You can encounter rare sea life and immerse yourself in Maori culture. This is also a great place to fish, swim with dolphins, hike or golf.
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