Bay of Islands, Destination For N Z Xmas Sailing – Video

Arguably the best sailing ground in the country. with 144 islands to choose from.

Bay of Islands, Destination For N Z Xmas Sailing – Video
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The Bay of Islands, Northland: Arguably the best sailing ground in the country. with 144 islands to choose from.
The Hauraki Gulf, Auckland: Surrounding Auckland’s Waitemata Harbor, this is New Zealand’s most popular sailing area. There are many islands to explore, including Rangitoto, Waiheke and Great Barrier.
Coromandel Coast: Whitianga and Whangamata both have marinas although with a lack of suitable anchorages, more fishing than sailing takes place here.
BAY OF ISLANDS HISTORY
Discovered by legendary Maori navigator Kupe, visited by Captain Cook in 1769, home to the Nga Puhi tribe (iwi) of Maori, the Bay of Islands is a truly remarkable area.
Not so long ago the Bay of Islands saw the throng and bustle, blood and tears of ship deserters, whalers, sealers and sailors. The Bay of Islands, birthplace of New Zealand as we know it today, was once a bustling seafaring and political base fusing Maori and European culture. Now it is a place of holiday fun and water adventures, refined food and wine pleasures and quiet contemplation of the past.
Several towns are scattered like shells around the coast, each with its own individual feel. There’s the main holiday town Paihia—a vibrant, uptempo place and a few minutes away elegant Russell, once a whaling town, now a tranquil oasis.
It’s a sweet irony that the town described in the lawless late 1800’s as ‘the hellhole of the Pacific’ is now one of the country’s most refined places to visit. In Russell, our colonial past is honoured in our present with carefully restored historic buildings such as Christ Church with its bullet holes from the Maori Wars.
A Toilet in History
It’s extraordinary that amid all the colonial history of this area in the Kawakawa township you’ll find the only building in the Southern hemisphere designed by Austrian artist, Frederick Hundertwasser and the last of his buildings before he died in 1999. Even more curious, it’s the public toilet.
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Bay of Islands, Destination For N Z Xmas Sailing – Video

Bay of Islands, Destination For N Z Xmas Sailing – Video

 

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