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Auckland: 36°51’S 174°48’E

Situated in the southwest corner of the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is an ancient land imbued with myths and legends. Auckland is its largest city and serves as an excellent sailboat shipping destination. The city is almost completely enclosed by water and is covered in beautiful volcanic hills. Auckland is also referred to as the “City of Sails,” because it boasts a spectacular collection of harbors and bridges.

One-third of the country is comprised of impressive national parks and conservation areas where the land, flora and fauna are protected for future generations. New Zealand is made up of two large islands – North Island (in Maori it is called “Maui”) and South Island (“Pounamu”) – and a number of smaller off-lying islands. The North Island is rolling, green and temperate, while the South Island is more mountainous and seasonably cooler. The warmest months to visit are from November to April.

For boaters, these islands provide a beautiful destination for sailboat shipping and other tranquil pursuits. We encourage you to choose New Zealand as your next vacation destination, and use DYT sailboat transport to Auckland to get you and your vessel here with ease.

The beauty and variety of the coast, as well as the challenging sailing conditions, easily explain why New Zealand is a frequent port area for our sailboat shipping services. Mountains, glaciers, bubbling hot pools, giant ferns, long deserted beaches and a unique wildlife are some examples of New Zealand’s fascinating landscape. If you’re considering sailboat transport to Auckland, it’s important to note that most harbors and anchorages are located on the east coast of the North and South islands.

Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, is situated on a splendid harbor at the southern tip of the North Island. It’s a lively city of culture and art – featuring enjoyable festivals almost every month – and it boasts a variety of great ethnic restaurants and cafes.

Auckland, New Zealand, is an excellent vacation destination, and we encourage you to use our sailboat shipping services to get your water-bound vehicle here with ease. Explore the many attractions New Zealand has to offer within the comfort and privilege of your own vessel.

DYT Yacht Transport is proud to offer convenient, reliable and superior yacht delivery service to beautiful locations all over the world. We will get your water vehicle to your destination of choice on-time and without any hassles.

Click on any of the icons above to learn more about Auckland, and contact our booking offices to start planning your next vacation today

General Information New Zealand

Area: 270,534 sq km (104,454 sq miles).
Population: 3,819,762 (2000).
Population density: 14.2 per sq km.
Capital: Wellington.
Population capital: 412,585 (1996, including Kapiti).
Auckland, with a population of 1,073,220 (1996, including Pukekohe), is the largest urban area in the country.
Language: English is the common and everyday language, but other languages are also spoken, including Maori, which is New Zealand’s second official language (spoken by the indigenous Maori people who constitute approximately 15 per cent of the population).
Religion: Sixty per cent Christian: Anglican, Presbytarian, Roman Catholic and Methodist are all represented.
Time: New Zealand: GMT + 12 (GMT + 13 from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March).
Chatham Island: GMT + 12.45 (GMT + 13.45 from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March).
Electricity: 230/240 volts AC, 50Hz. Most hotels provide 110-volt AC sockets (rated at 20 watts) for electric razors only.
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZ$) = 100 cents.
Country Code: + 64 ~
IDD Access Code: 00 ~

How to get there

Tourism Auckland
PO BOX 5561
Wellesley St
Auckland
New Zealand
Tel.: + 64 9 979 7070
Fax: + 64 9 979 7080
E-mail: citysails@aucklandnz.com
Internet: www.aucklandnz.com

Weather

New Zealand has a subtropical climate in the North and a temperate climate in the South.
The North has no extremes of heat or cold but winter can be quite cool in the South, with snow in the mountains.
The eastern areas often experience drought conditions in summer; the West, particularly in the South Island, has more rain.
Best months to visit New Zealand are mid September through October, when the flowers and trees are in bloom.

Auckland experiences every type of weather sometimes even all in the same day, as it is situated on an isthmus and near the tropical weather patterns of the Pacific islands.
Winter (June-September) is a mixed bag of seasons:
Warm westerly winds often make some winter days mild, but other days can be cold and very rainy. It never gets cold enough to snow (even frosts are rare). Average winter temperatures are around 58 F/13 C, though they can vary greatly.
Spring months are also unpredictable, either wonderfully calm and sunny or a tumultuous jumble of rain, cold and heat.
Summer months (December-March) offer the most consistent weather.
Average temperatures then rise to 75 F/24 C. Rain showers are less frequent but still very common.

Marinas

GULF HARBOUR MARINA LTD
Laurie Southwick Parade
Gulf Harbour
Whangaparaoa, Auckland
New Zealand
Tel.: + 64 (0)9 424 6200
Fax: + 64 (0)9 424 0703
E-mail: tom@gulf-harbour.co.nz

BAYSWATER MARINA
Sir Peter Blake Parade
Bayswater, Auckland
New Zealand
Tel.: + 64 (0)9 446 1600
Fax: + 64 (0)9 446 1605
E-mail: info@bayswater.co.nz
Internet:www.bayswater.co.nz

ORAMS MARINE AUCKLAND
Beamont Street
Westhaven, Auckland
New Zealand
Tel.: + 64 (0)9 303 1987
Fax: + 64 (0)9 309 8010
E-mail: douglas@orams.co.nz
www.oramsmarine.co.nz

WESTHAVEN MARINA
137 Westhaven Drive
Auckland
New Zealand
Tel.: + 64 (0)9 309 1352
Fax: + 64 (0)9 367 5477
E-mail: info@westhaven.co.nz

HOBSON WEST MARINA
Viaduct Harbour
Auckland
New Zealand
Tel.: + 64 (0)9 367 5416
Fax: + 64 (0)9 367 5477
E-mail: info@hobsonwest.co.nz

WESTPARK MARINA
Clearwater Cove
Hobsonville, Auckland 1250
New Zealand
Tel.: + 64 (0)9 416 7447
Fax: + 64 (0)9 416 7925
E-mail: info@westpark.co.nz

VIADUCT HARBOUR MARINA
Viaduct Basin
Auckland
New Zealand
Tel.: + 64 (0) 9 375 5200
Fax: + 64 (0) 9 375 5201
E-mail: info@nzcupvillage.co.nz

Airport

Most international flights to New Zealand go through Auckland.
Direct flights connect to and from west coast USA, east coast Australia and Perth, London and Frankfurt and several cities in Asia.
A number of domestic airlines connect Auckland with other major centres in New Zealand.
Auckland airport is 21 km (13 mi) southwest of the city centre and airport shuttles run to several accommodation places and Aotea Square in the city.
There are regular bus services between Auckland and almost all bigger towns and main tourist areas; they operate from the Sky City Coach Terminal on Hobson St. Trains arrive at and depart from Auckland train station on Beach Rd, about 1 km (0.6 mi) east of the city centre. There’s a daily early morning train and overnight train to Wellington. Hiring a car and driving around New Zealand is easy.
A valid, unrestricted driver’s licence from your home country is required, and don’t forget that in New Zealand they drive on the left.

Basic contact information for airports to get in Auckland:

NEW ZEALAND
Country Code: + 64 ~
IDD Access Code: 00 ~
Time Zone: GMT + 12

AUCKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (AKL)
Auckland Airport, New Zealand, PO Box 73-020, Auckland
Tel.: + 64 (9) 275 0789, (Airport Hotline) + 64 (9) 256-8855, (Flight information) + 64 (9) 256-8899
Toll Free: (NZ Only) + 64 0800 AIRPORT (247 7678)
Fax: + 64 (9) 275 5835
E-mail: admin@aial.co.nz
Internet: www.auckland-airport.co.nz

WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WLG)
Wellington Airport, New Zealand, PO Box 14175, Wellington
Wellington Airport, New Zealand, Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington
Tel.: + 64 (4) 385 5100, (Information Centre) + 64 (4) 385 5123
Fax: + 64 (4) 385 5139
E-mail: mail@wig-airport.co.nz
Internet: www.wellington-airport.co.nz

Additional Information

INBOUND CHECKLIST:

DYT Contact:
Dave Ross
McKay Shipping ltd.
P.O. Box 3
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: +64 (9) 309 0229
Fax: +64 (9) 303 2931
Cell:+64 (9) 274 427 821
dave.ross@mckayshipping.co.nz

Meeting Point: 
Port of Audkland (At the carrier, berth will be advised)
www.poal.co.nz

Customs Agent:
DYT Contact:

Dave Ross
McKay Shipping ltd.
P.O. Box 3
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: +64 (9) 309 0229
Fax: +64 (9) 303 2931
Cell:+64 (9) 274 427 821
dave.ross@mckayshipping.co.nz

IMPORTANT:
Make sure you contact our customs agent for proper protocol on customs guidelines, required paperwork and port access. Please be advised that independent customs fees may apply.

ATTENTION RIDERS:
US Ports – Final destination or in transit: Non-US or non-Canadian riders must have a US Visa BI-II. (B1 – B2)
NO OTHER VISAS ARE ACCEPTED.

OUTBOUND CHECKLIST:

DYT Contact:
Dave Ross
McKay Shipping ltd.
P.O. Box 3
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: +64 (9) 309 0229
Fax: +64 (9) 303 2931
Cell:+64 (9) 274 427 821
dave.ross@mckayshipping.co.nz

Meeting Point: 
Port of Auckland (At the carrier, berth will be advised)

Customs Agent:
DYT Contact:

Dave Ross
McKay Shipping ltd.
P.O. Box 3
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: +64 (9) 309 0229
Fax: +64 (9) 303 2931
Cell:+64 (9) 274 427 821
dave.ross@mckayshipping.co.nz

IMPORTANT:
Make sure you contact our customs agent for proper protocol on customs guidelines, required paperwork and port access. Please be advised that independent customs fees may apply.

Loading Onboard DYT Carrier:
Notify our Loading Master upon your arrival on Channel 17 and wait for instructions.

Once loaded, check in with DYT Rep and bring:

  • Original yacht registry
  • Keys of the yacht clearly marked
  • If approved, bring riders with prospective passports

ATTENTION RIDERS:
US Ports – Final destination or in transit: Non-US or non-Canadian riders must have a US Visa BI-II. NO OTHER VISAS ARE ACCEPTED.

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