New Zealand’s Top 3 Yachting Destinations

New Zealand might immediately bring to mind the snowcapped mountains of Queenstown, or the emerald green, rolling hills of Matamata that was made famous by the town of Hobbiton from The Lord of the Rings, however it also has some of the most beautiful coastal regions in the world, perfect to explore by superyacht for those extra hard to reach places. If you’re looking for crystal clear waters, endless fishing and sheltered bays and sounds then read on for New Zealand’s top 3 best yachting destinations.

3. Bay of Islands. These islands are made up of 144 separate islands that expand from Cape Brett to the Purerua Peninsula in Northland. The marine life thrives in the Bay of Islands and it isn’t rare to sea playful pods of dolphins, orcas and whales, as well as hundreds of different varieties of fish. Diving for crayfish is a particularly popular pastime here and will have your yacht charter feasting on crustaceans for your entire trip if you so wish. If you’re looking for a relaxed cruise or a maritime adventure, the Bay of Islands has it all.

2. Abel Tasman. At the bottom of the South Island lies Abel Tasman National Park. Where the forest meets the sand, this coastal paradise will have you exploring both on land and by sea wherever you can go. Abel Tasman sports the highest rate of sunshine on the South Island, so is the perfect place to lap up the crystal-clear waters while snorkelling up a storm.

1. Fiordland. This is New Zealand’s yachting crown jewel and is explored and enjoyed by tourists year-round for its diving wonderland and exciting, dark blue waters. The high rainfall means that the freshwater is coloured slightly by the vegetation tannins and reduces the light transmission to the sea water. This means that deep sea species not usually seen in other places so close to the coast survive and thrive within these waters, that are rich with exploration opportunities for yachting charter guests.

If you’re looking to cross the ditch on your next superyacht adventure, talk with the friendly team at Torrens Luxury Collection today

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