Auckland Luxury Yachting Guide

Touted as one of the world’s most beautiful destinations, this breathtaking and cosmopolitan city is a heady mixture of chic sophistication and rural splendour. Known as the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland is a yachting paradise: sparkling cerulean waters, deep harbours and glorious beaches of powdery white and gold sands stretch as far as the eye can see.

A city formed of volcanoes whose main thoroughfares are composed of lava flow ridges, Auckland is a lush destination due to the numerous cones beneath the suburban sea providing plush, emerald islands amidst the bustle. The inner-city is built with row upon row of stunning Victorian and Edwardian villas, while the suburbs wind around glittering bays and verdant parkland dotted with sheep.

Whether you come for gorgeous landscapes, chic urbanity or the simple joy of being among water-loving people, Auckland is able to fulfill every appetite, whether for pleasure or repose.

Waitemata
Auckland is New Zealand’s most multi-cultural city with the biggest Polynesian population of any city on the map, and this influence is evident everywhere. Waitemata, the Maori word for sparkling waters, is the name of Auckland’s eastern deep-water harbour which is bordered by Hauraki Gulf, a vibrant aquatic playground scattered with a net of glorious islands.

Manukau
Manukau, the Maori word for solitary bird, is the name of Auckland’s shallow western harbour that opens out to the luminous Tasman Sea. The vivid waterfront has flourished immensely since the honour of hosting the ’02-‘03 America’s Cup, and is considered the heart of the city.

Sailing
Auckland is a true sailing locale in every sense of the word: one in four locals own a craft of some kind, water sports abound and the preferred way to explore this seductive area luscious sun and glorious sea is to sail it. The environment offers every kind of pleasures, all of it set in an unforgettable landscape of pure natural beauty.

Waitakere Ranges
The Waitakere Ranges, with their breathtaking waterfalls, glorious views and rugged beaches, shouldn’t be missed. The island of Rangitoto is a swift sail away and its summit is the perfect place to absorb spell-binding panoramic views of the Waitemata harbour and the Auckland city centre. For another glorious view, trek up one of the volcanic cones, One Tree Hill is a great one, to see views of the city that few others have enjoyed.

Shopping
Fashionistas have come to the right place as Auckland is home to numerous local designers such as Karen Walker, Lonely Hearts Club and many more. These can be found on O’Connell Street, Ponsonby or High Street and they’re sure to supply everything you demand.

Auckland Area Information

Currencies:
  • New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Timezone:
  • Atlantic/Cape_Verde(GMT-01:00) Cape Verde Is.-1

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