New Zealand is one of the most popular ending points for a typical "Coconut Milk Run" cruising season. One thing for sure is the Kiwis have cruisers figured out! They roll out the red carpet for the yearly influx of boats with a generous duty free status and easy check in. Most yachts head to Opua on the North Island to check in. There is a Q Dock out front of the marina where you tie up and wait for the officials to come to you. Once checked in you can either move into the marina (popular option to clean up after the sometimes bumpy passage) and meet up with friends at the yacht club for a beer or two.