Sail into Hawkes Bay while exploring New Zealand. Known for its sunshine, this region is also home to award-winning wines.
Waiheke Island is in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, about 17.7 km from Auckland. It is the second-largest island in the gulf, after Great Barrier Island.
Red and silver beech trees fill the Maruia valley in the northern South Island. The largest trunks belong to red beeches, which reach a height of 30 metres. The forest interior is quite open, with beech saplings growing below gaps in the canopy.