Australia & New Zealand Yacht Charter

Here is a selection of charter yachts available in Australia and New Zealand

The Australia and New Zealand yacht charter scenes are varied and diverse. From the magnificent coral reefs of Queensland, to the historical ports of Tasmania or the ancient green peaks of the Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand, a yacht charter vacation in Australasia is guaranteed to provide a taste of something rare.

Dreamtime - Melbourne - Photo credit to Tourism Austrlia - Photographer SDP Media


Australia's most acclaimed yacht charter areas include:

  • Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef: The Great Barrier Reef stretches for miles down the east coast of Queensland and is the largest Barrier Reef in the world. Naturally, the diving, snorkeling and fishing are superb.
  • The Whitsundays: Mostly national park islands, some spotted with first class resorts. The Whitsundays offer the warmth and beauty of the South Pacific, with the sophistication and quality facilities, of any first world country.
  • Sydney & Pittwater: Australia's most vibrant city. The stunning harbor of Sydney is the ideal place for a sailboat, power boat or corporate yacht charter. The Hawkesbury River, just north of Sydney, winds for over 50 miles inland through spectacular sandstone cliffs, small towns, uninhabited islands and woods.
  • Fraser Island: The world's largest sand island and a place of incredible natural beauty. An island of white sand dunes, patterned with fresh water lakes. Fraser is renowned for an amazing eco-system of bird, marine and wildlife.
  • Hobart: Tasmania is a scenic, historical treasure
  • Perth: Western Australia is adored for its brilliant blue skies, warm sunny climate and white sandy beaches. Its beauty is in its natural isolation, size and the merging of two oceans.

Kangaroo on Australian Beach


The New Zealand yacht charter scene is equally as spectacular. The country holds an ancient, mystic charm. The geography is diverse and stunning. Being a country of seasons and change; New Zealand always has something to offer toward a delightful yacht charter holiday. Auckland's Hauraki Gulf, Coromandel and the Bay of Islands offers miles of coastline, freckled with off shore islands and stunning beaches. The south island offers the protected waterways and spectacular scenery of Marlborough and Milford Sounds as well as the natural beauty of the Abel Tasman. New Zealand also offers the very best in world class cuisine and wine, which means whether you charter a bareboat, crewed, power boat or sail boat or a luxury yacht, you're guaranteed to enjoy it in style.

Anura Bay, East Coast, New Zealand- Credit P Jones

Australia Yacht Charter - There are many great Australia yacht charter opportunities. The two internationally known and world-class yacht charter areas in Australia are the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and the Pittwater or Hawkesbury waterways in the New South Wales, near Sydney

New Zealand Yacht Charter - The New Zealand yacht charter scene is quite spectacular. But it's no surprise that New Zealand and yacht charters go hand in glove. The New Zealanders (Kiwis) are particularly at home on the water with more boats per capita than any other country.

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Below is a selection of charter yachts available in Australia and New Zealand, for a larger choice of charter yachts, click here

Australia Yacht Charter News

Spectacular Australia and South Pacific Yacht Charter aboard 42m Charter Yacht ANDA
The striking and luxurious charter yacht ANDA is currently available for adventurous Australian motor yacht holidays to find Western and Northern Australia's treasures, get to know the Kimberley region as well as the rest of the South Pacific.
Upgraded Abell Point Marina Welcomes The World’s Largest Catamaran – Impressive 44m Sailing Superyacht HEMISPHERE
44m sailing catamaran HEMISPHERE at Abell Point Marina
The upgraded Queensland-based Abell Point Marina has welcomed the striking 44m sailing catamaran HEMISPHERE this week. In order to accommodate larger yachts, the marina is currently undergoing a dredging programme under the direction of new owner, Paul Darrouzet.
Outstanding 77m Mega Yacht SILVER FAST by Silver Yachts shortlisted for IY&A Award 2016
77m motor yacht Silver Fast by Silver Yachts
Currently the world’s largest and fastest aluminium motor yacht, the breath-taking 77m superyacht Silver Fast by Silver Yachts has been announced as one of the finalists for the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2016 in the ‘Power Yacht over 60m’ category.
Majestic Riviera 77 Enclosed Flybridge Yacht to make her Qatar debut at Qatar International Boat Show 2015
The high-performance and supremely seaworthy 77 Enclosed Flybridge Yacht from Riviera
The lovely Riviera 77 Enclosed Bridge yacht will be showcased at next month's Qatar International Boat Show, marking her Qatar premiere. This long-range offshore vessel represents the perfect combination of fishing and cruising capabilities with ultra-modern marine technology and maximum comfort.
Australia once again impresses superyacht industry at 2015 Monaco Yacht Show
Monaco Yacht Show 2015
Australia once again impressed the yachting industry at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show, as proudly announced by Superyacht Australia. The highlight of the event was Australian shipyard Silver Yachts, who won the Finest New Yacht Award for the all-new motor yacht Silver Fast.
Breath-taking 77m Superyacht SILVER FAST to be displayed by SilverYachts at MYS
77m mega yacht SILVER FAST by SilverYachts with the new S Class Convertible at full speed
The striking 77m super yacht SILVER FAST will be displayed by SilverYachts at this week's Monaco Yacht Show, together with a scale model and the renderings of the 84,5m motor yacht SILVER LOFT, currently under construction.

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New Zealand Superyacht News

Launch of extensively-refitted superyacht support vessel ADVANTAGE announced by Diverse Projects
54m Damen Sea Axe yacht support vessel ADVANTAGE ready to be launched
Diverse Project have just launched the extensively-refitted 54m Damen Sea Axe luxury yacht support vessel ADVANTAGE, following her major refit, carried out at Oceania Marine in Whangarei, New Zealand.
100? Broward Superyacht – The Biggest Lift Yet completed by Oceania Marine with New 100 Tonne Travelift
100′ Broward Superyacht being lifted on new 100 tonne travelift at Port Whangarei Marine Centre, South Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand
The 100' Broward motor yacht represents the biggest lift yet performed by Oceania Marine with the new 100 tonne travelift at the Port Whangarei Marine Centre. The vessel is currently at the yard for a maintenance stop.
Yachting Developments and Adam Lay Studio release first interior details about Beautiful 34m Frers-designed Hull 1012 Yacht
Yachting Developments superyacht Hull 1012
More information and renderings of the beautiful interiors of the 33,7m Frers sailing yacht Hull 1012 have been proudly unveiled by Yachting Developments and Adam Lay Studio. This striking sloop will comfortably sleep up to 8 guests.
Oceania Marine announces acquisition of Superyacht Interior Manufacturer SMI
46M Palmer Johnson superyacht VANTAGE at Oceania Marine North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand
New Zealand-based superyacht refit and repair facility, Oceania Marine, has reached agreement to buy the superyacht interior specialists, SMI. The company should take over operations by October 1, 2015.
New Zealand Street once again displaying strength of New Zealand’s superyacht industry at MYS
A scale model of McMullen & Wing superyacht DIAMOND concept by Greg Marshall (pictured above) being showcased at MYS
The Monaco Yacht Show is once again marked by a strong Kiwi presence with a wide selection of New Zealand's leading marine companies exhibiting at the show. These include a world-renowned luxury yacht builder McMullen & Wing.
Diverse Projects Launch Innovative ATLAS Yacht Support Vessel Concept
Atlas Superyacht Support Vessel by Diverse Projects
Atlas yacht support vessel represents one of the latest projects by the New Zealand-based company Diverse Projects, created based on their previous experience in yacht support vessel conversions.
A large competitive fleet of Private Yachts and Charter Yachts to participate in NZ Millennium Cup 2016
NZ Millennium Cup to be hosted by Bay of Islands, a breath-taking New Zealand yacht holiday destination - Photo by Jeff Brown
To start on the Bay of Islands on January 26, 2016, NZ Millennium Cup will once again attract an amazing number of private yachts and charter yachts. These will include such outstanding vessels as luxury charter yacht Silvertip.
Hall Spars NZ hard at work with Oceanfurl booms for four Luxury Yachts
Wally Yacht Better Place under sail - Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget
Hall Spars New Zealand have reported a busy period, with construction currently underway for four new custom built Oceanfurl booms for sailing yachts Oyster 825-05 and 825-06, a Hill 20-metre yacht, as well as a Dubois-designed 37m superyacht.