Sailing in New Zealand offers breathtaking views, pristine waters, and a variety of sailing experiences. From exploring the stunning coastlines to navigating through scenic fjords, there is something for every sailor in this beautiful destination.

  • Experience the thrill of sailing in the Bay of Islands, known for its crystal-clear waters and idyllic islands.
  • Discover the dramatic scenery of Milford Sound as you sail through its towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls.
  • Explore the Marlborough Sounds, a maze of picturesque waterways surrounded by lush forests and vineyards.
  • Visit the Hauraki Gulf, home to beautiful islands like Waiheke and Great Barrier, with plenty of anchorages and secluded bays to explore.
  • Sail along the Abel Tasman Coast Track, where pristine beaches, native wildlife, and lush forests await.
  • Head to the Coromandel Peninsula and sail in the Mercury Bay, famous for its stunning beaches and natural hot springs.
  • Experience the thrill of racing in the America's Cup sailing hub of Auckland, known for its competitive sailing scene.
  • Discover the beauty of the Banks Peninsula, a volcanic formation offering sheltered bays and coves for sailing.
  • Sail along the West Coast of the North Island, known for its wild and rugged beauty, with opportunities for both coastal and offshore sailing.
  • Explore the remote and untouched Fiordland, where sailing through the fjords provides a unique and awe-inspiring experience.
JanuaryWarm and sunny25C70mm30%7 hours10 knots
FebruaryMild with occasional rain showers24C80mm40%6 hours12 knots
MarchAutumn weather with cooler temperatures20C60mm35%5 hours8 knots
AprilCooler temperatures and occasional rain16C50mm45%4 hours10 knots
MayCool and crisp with increasing rainfall13C70mm50%4 hours12 knots
JuneWinter weather with cool temperatures10C80mm60%3 hours15 knots
JulyCold and wet with occasional storms9C90mm65%3 hours18 knots
AugustCold and windy with frequent showers9C100mm70%4 hours20 knots
SeptemberSpring weather with increasing temperatures12C80mm60%5 hours15 knots
OctoberMild and occasionally rainy15C70mm50%6 hours12 knots
NovemberSpring weather with moderate temperatures19C60mm40%7 hours10 knots
DecemberWarm and sunny with occasional showers22C60mm35%8 hours8 knots