Explore the dramatic coastline with golden beaches, secluded coves and tranquil harbours. Northland’s Bay of Islands is a land rich in unique nature and history. For those that love beaches and water activities, it’s paradise. There are over 140 islands within the bay full of natural beauty and inhabited by native wildlife on land and sea. Ten of the larger islands available to walk and explore.
Each town in the Bay has its own unique culture and lifestyle from the popular tourist destination of Paihia to the calming historic atmosphere of Waitangi. The Bay of Islands was where the first European settlers arrived, and where they forged the first relationships with local Maori. The Treaty of Waitangi became the founding document for our new nation on February 6, 1840 and every year the treaty is celebrated at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Russell, New Zealand’s first capital is also situated in the Bay of Islands.
Overall New Zealand’s climate is temperate but the Bay of Islands has a subtropical climate. Although we have fantastic weather all year round, some of the best weather to take a yacht charter in the bay is between the warmer, drier months of November and April. The prevailing winds are south-west through north-west between November and April.
In the “Winterless North” temperatures average 10-18° C (50-65° F) between June and September. Frosts are quite rare and not heavy. Summer temperatures reach the lower 30s° C (90° F).
Call +64 21 581 070 or enquire today about the best time to book your luxury motor yacht charter in the Bay of Islands.