Day 1 - Auckland to Waiheke Island
Known as the City of Sails, you will pick up your yacht in Auckland. Kick off your vacation by indulging in this city’s history and culture at the Auckland Museum, and maybe even see the Maori dancers. Head off for the incredible wineries on Waiheke Island.
Day 2 - Waiheke IslandHere, the powerful Rangitoto volcano can be seen from miles away. Enjoy a hike and a mountain side picnic for lunch. Indulge in an afternoon tasting at one of the islands local wineries. Then dine at Vino Vino in the evening.
Day 3 - Tryphena, Great Barrier IslandGreat Barrier Island is the largest in the Hauraki Gulf. Tryphena is the most populated village on this island. Spend the day soaking in the sun on the expansive Medlands beach, or rejuvenate in the Kaitoke Hot Springs. Pull out the water toys, as the bays create the perfect calm waters. In the evening, look at the stars as this island has no electricity or lights to drown them out.
Day 4 - Harataonga Bay, Great Barrier IslandGetting to Harataonga Bay may be a bit challenging for smaller boats, but aboard your yacht it will not be a problem. Due to this limitation, peace and quiet is what you will enjoy when you arrive. Step foot on an isolated beach stretching more than 1,300 feet. Enjoy dinner aboard as you take in the natural, uninhabited beauty.
Day 5 - Kawau Island
Once at Kawau Island, take the time to walk through the Mansion House, the Victorian era home of the 19th-century governor Sir George Grey. Look out for peacocks and wallabies as you explore. Delight in dinner at the Beach House on Kawau Island.
Day 6 - WhangaparaoaFrom the deck of your yacht, look out to the ocean where you can see orcas, dolphins, and whales. Kayak or paddle board into the mangroves or partake in a bushwalk. Just north are the Kauri Cliffs, where you can find one of the world’s top 100 golf courses. Enjoy a round, then take in the sunset aboard.
Day 7 - Auckland
After making landfall, spend the morning at the local shops in the Devonport neighborhood. Indulge in brunch, before heading off.