Go East & Pacific Rally 2025
Apr 26

Go East & Pacific Rally 2025

Start Date
26-Apr-2025 9:00 am
End Date
01-Nov-2025 10:00 am
(UTC+12:00) Pacific/Auckland

More information coming soon.

In the meantime to help with your preparations, you might like to become a member for just NZD$129.00 and start working your way through our online Offshore Cruising Preparation course. Please also check out some of our testimonials.


Island Cruising & Down Under Rally is delighted to announce the Pacific Rally starting in May 2025.

The Pacific Rally offers an amazing opportunity for sailing or power boat owners to fulfil their dreams of cruising the South Pacific with the added benefit of a dedicated support team and fellow cruisers.

The Pacific Rally is an adventure of a lifetime, visiting some of the South Pacific's most spectacular cruising grounds. The route makes the most of the prevailing weather patterns, so participants can experience the best of each location.

While there are some set group departures and key events along the way, the rally is also suitable for independent cruisers. Rally participants can join us any time, and participate in as much or as little as you wish. All dates are flexible and you can choose your own destinations. Vessels can depart from Australia or New Zealand or join us up in the Pacific.

The rally includes all the information you need to enjoy the Islands of Niue, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island and returning to Australia or New Zealand, or alternatively some vessels will be continuing onwards towards Indonesia. The rally concludes in November.

The Island Cruising & Down Under Rally team are on hand from the very start, ensuring that the skipper & crew are fully trained, and the vessel is well-prepared for the adventures ahead before leaving. Once underway, the vessels are supported with weather updates, special events and detailed information about all the destinations, along with backup assistance should they require any help along the way. This allows participants to make the best use of their time in each destination.



The Pacific Rally Includes:

  • Comprehensive Pre-Rally Training
  • Generous discounts on boating products & services from our amazing Rally Partners
  • A workbook to help you through the Cat 1 Safety Regulations (A Cat 1 Inspection is only required for NZ vessels departing from NZ) 
  • Regular webinars 
  • Detailed Rally Guide book
  • All the departure & arrival forms for the rally destinations
  • Access to our CrewSeeker service to assist with finding professional or volunteer crew
  • Rally WhatsApp groups to help you connect to other rally participants
  • Pre-departure social events and briefings
  • Professional weather support on passage on the group departures
  • Assistance with Immigration/Customs clearance procedures
  • Local knowledge and advice on repairs & other facilities
  • Social events & some great parties



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In the meantime if you'd like to register your interest for the Go East - Pacific Rally 2025 you can complete the registration form here now. We will invite you to our launch events and send you the invoice for the deposit in August 2024. 


If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact me on info@islandcruising.nz 


Many thanks


Event Location

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