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*** Please note that this experience is currently unavailable due to the New Zealand Sailing Trust focusing on their youth development programmes. We hope that the experience will resume from November 2022. ***

Throw the lines and leave the city buzz behind. Embark on a sustainable and unique travel experience. Stay in a tranquil bay for the night and let the gentle lapping of the water lull you to sleep. Where will the winds blow you on this nautical journey?

At 1000 our vessel will set sail. Be captivated by the view as we leave the Viaduct waving back at the city skyline to embark on this unique experience. Hoist the mainsail and unfurl the jib then feel the power of these ocean racing yachts as the sails fill and we pick up speed. Hold on to your hats and watch your footing, this is going to be a ride you’ll never forget. Sail to our evening destination at one of the Hauraki Gulf’s beautiful and less frequented “Treasure Islands” – Motuihe, Motutapu, or Rakino Island. By late afternoon the vessel will be tucked up at anchor and you can go ashore to explore the island and stretch your legs. There is some fantastic history to be soaked up on these special islands. The charismatic crew are not only experts at sailing and will cook you a tasty meal in the evening, followed by a screening of the wonderful and moving documentary “Blakey” – popcorn anyone?

Rise in the morning with the sun and to the smell of fresh coffee being made. Challenge yourself with a morning swim if you dare! After a warm breakfast, freshen up and make preparations for ‘Huey the wind god’ to get us home safely. As a bonus, you may get to see marine mammals in their natural environment. Disembarking at Auckland Viaduct about 1400.

Hauraki Gulf Overnight Sailing Journey

2 Days

$1499 NZD

Enjoy an overnight sailing journey in the Hauraki Gulf with NZ Sailing Trust

Experience provided by

NZ Sailing Trust

Important Information
  • No experience required, all are welcome.
  • Bring weather and activity appropriate clothing
  • Itinerary is a guide & subject to change due to weather conditions


  •  Sailing on board iconic sailing vessels significant to
    NZ sailing history
  •  Island Exploration on one of Hauraki Gulfs treasured islands
    Conservation focus
  • Ocean swimming


  • Experienced crew
  •  On board accommodation (single bunks, bedding required)
  •  Meals included
  •  Inflatable Tender / Kayaks
  • Full Wet Weather Gear

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