February 4th, 2020

2020 Go South with Island Cruising NZ

Island Cruising NZ and the Down Under Rally have partnered to offer cruisers who are in cruising in New Caledonia or Vanuatu and considering or planning on making the voyage to New Zealand in October 2020 the opportunity to do so in the company of other cruisers and to also benefit from the experience of those who have made the voyage many times in the past.

Departing from Noumea, New Caledonia in a suitable weather window from 19th October, the Go South With Island Cruising NZ Rally  is an escorted passage to Opua, New Zealand’s leading port of entry for pleasure craft.

What will be included:

  • All participants will receive complementary service from Northland Maritime Radio, including PASSAGE GUARDIAN and daily nets on HF / SSB radio.
  • Clearance Form pack and assistance with forms for the departure from New Caledonia and arrival in New Zealand
  • Assistance with one way travel permission for crew arriving in Noumea by plane
  • Organised clearance with Customs, Immigration & Harbour Master in Noumea by Island Cruising NZ
  • Advanced Notice of Arrival for Norfolk Island (in case of adverse weather change or emergency)
  • Advanced Notice of Arrival for New Zealand
  • Pre-notification of vessel information to Rescue Coordination Centre, Wellington
  • Rally tracker in association with PredictWind
  • Passage Planning and Weather Briefings in Noumea
  • 2 adult tickets for the Bay of Islands Cruisers Festival from 14th November 2020
  • 15% discount for all Dockland 5, Whangarei services
  • Meet other cruisers and make new friendships

Cost per vessel: $325 NZD. If borders reopen following Covid-19 all expressions of interest will be contacted to confirm their intentions to travel to New Zealand before an invoice is sent.

To register please complete the form HERE

If you have any questions please email: info@islandcruising.nz



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