New Zealand: Sailing Activity Holiday
Land of the Long White Cloud
When a country’s main urban centre is known as the ‘City of Sails’ and boasts the highest number of boats per capita in the world, you know you’ve found a nation obsessed with sailing. For New Zealanders, sailing is the essential leisure activity: one in four Kiwis has a boat and almost every family owns a bach (waterside house or shack) – unsurprisingly, they’re pretty good at it, having won the Americas Cup in 1995 and 1999. The coastline is dotted with outstanding sailing areas such as the inlets and islands of the Marlborough Sounds, Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf and the historic Bay of Islands. Marinas and charter boats are everywhere. Is there anything this country doesn’t offer?