Boating's favourite anchorages

00:44, Mar 02 2012
Boating's top 10 anchorages
Boating's executive publisher Tim Porter loves Boat Harbour, Lake Taupo.
Boating's top 10 anchorages
Photographer Will Calver choose Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau Island.
Boating's top 10 anchorages
Hauraki Gulf cruising contributor Tom Mulvey is a big fan of Coralie Bay at Great Mercury Island.
Boating's top 10 anchorages
Katie McNabb, our cruising writer from the Marlborough Sounds, enjoys Hitaua Bay in Queen Charlotte Sound.
Boating's top 10 anchorages
Boating contractor Lawrence Schaffler quickly fell in love with Endeavour Inlet in Queen Charlotte Sound.
Boating's top 10 anchorages
Vintage Perspectives columnist Harold Kidd is a fan of Wairahi Bay at Great Barrier Island.
Boating's top 10 anchorages
Both Retros and Classics columnist John Macfarlane and Island Cruising Association director John Martin chose Whangaroa Harbour in the Far North.
Boating's top 10 anchorages
Our Out of the Ocean columnist John Eichelsheim loves the fishing and rugged beauty of White Island in the Bay of Plenty.
Boating's top 10 anchorages
Editor Kent Gray doesn't have to sail far to enjoy Woody Bay at Rakino Island with his young family.

Here, in no particular order, are Boating's 10 favourite New Zealand anchorages, choosen by the magazine's passionate staffers and contributors in our bumper January 2010 issue.

1. Endeavour Inlet, Marlborough Sounds (Lawrence Scaffler)
2. White Island, Bahy of Plenty (John Eichelsheim)
3. Whangaroa Harbour, Far North (John Martin)
4. Pekepeka Bay, Whangaroa Harbour, Far North (John Macfarlane)
5. Wairahi Bay, Great Barrier Island (Harold Kidd)
6. Coralie Bay, Great Mercury Island (Tom Mulvey) 
7. Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau Island (Will Calver)
8. Haitaua Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound (Katie McNabb)
9. Woody Bay, Rakino Island (Kent Gray)
10. Boat Harbour, Lake Taupo (Tim Porter)

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