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

Princess 23M Motor Yacht ISABEL sold and completed
Princess 23M Yacht ISABEL being loaded on to a ship in Genoa, Italy
The sale and completion of the Princess 23M yacht ISABEL has been proudly announced by Sunseeker Monaco. Currently bound for Australia, the vessel offers lovely accommodation to up to 8 guests.
Third annual survey for a 47m ISA Motor Yacht at Rivergate Marina
Third return visit for a 47m ISA Yacht to Rivergate Marina
September 2015 will see Australia's superyacht refit and project management facility, Rivergate Marina, welcome a 47m ISA motor yacht for the third time. The vessel will go through project management of new generators, tanks, internal painting and a range of other engineering and mechanical works.
Beautiful Benetti Motor Yacht MARY ROSE spotted in the Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Benetti superyacht Mary Rose in the Bay of Fires, Tasmania - Photo by John Hicks
The second Benetti Delfino 93 super yacht MARY ROSE was spotted by John Hicks over the Easter 2015 weekend in the Bay of Fires, a lovely Tasmania yacht vacation destination, situated in Australia.
Video: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014
A video from the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race to relive all the colour, drama and excitement of the 70th Anniversary race.
Launch of 77m mega yacht SILVER FAST announced by SILVER YACHTS
77m Silver Yachts mega yacht Silver Fast (ex Suvretta) leaving her shed - Photo by Guillaume Plisson
The recent launch of the 77m super yacht SILVER FAST (ex Suvretta) has been proudly announced by SILVERYACHTS from Australia. The vessel represents the world’s largest and fastest aluminium motor yacht, with conventional propulsion in terms of length to speed ratio.
Photos from launch of 77m mega yacht SILVER FAST by SILVER YACHTS
77m superyacht SilverFast (ex Suvretta) leaving her shed - Photo by Guillame Plisson and Silver Yachts
Photos from the recent launch of the all-new 77m super yacht Silver Fast. This striking vessel was built by Silver Yachts to a design by Espen Oeino.

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New Zealand Superyacht News

Breathtaking New Zealand Increasingly Popular with Holidaymakers
Marlborough Sounds - New Zealand - Photo by Rob Suisted - credit to Tourism New Zealand
March 2015 has marked another month of excellent visitor numbers with total visitor arrivals to New Zealand up 7.1 % for the year - closing the New Zealand summer season on a very positive note.
Majestic 33m Yachting Developments Superyacht Hull 1012 to Feature Sails by Doyle NZ
Yachting Developments' 33,5m superyacht Hull 1012 designed by German Frers
Due to be launched in early 2016, the 33,5m Yachting Developments super yacht Hull 1012 will feature a full inventory of sails by Doyle Sails NZ. This beautiful sloop has been magnificently penned by German Frers.
Entries for the 2016 NZ Millennium Cup now open
The fabulous Bay of Islands yacht holiday destination hosting NZ Millennium Cup - Photo by Jeff Brown
The NZ Millennium Cup organising committee have announced that entry for the 2016 regatta has officially opened. The new racing format was also unveiled. The regatta will be hosted by the breath-taking Bay of Islands yacht holiday destination in January.
Tourism New Zealand to attend Singapore Yacht Show showcasing New Zealand for the first time
Sailing yacht Silencio in the breath-taking Bay of Islands yacht charter location, nestled in New Zealand - Photo by Jeff Brown
Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) has announced their attendance at the upcoming Singapore Yacht Show, in partnership with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). TNZ's presence at the show is part of a dedicated effort to showcase the lovely New Zealand yacht vacation location as a premium destination for superyachts.
Motor yacht DRAGONFLY and YachtAid Global helping Vanuatu
Destruction of Vanuatu
Superyacht Dragonfly and YachtAid Global are currently helping the people of Vanuatu, following the most devastating storm in living memory for the people of the island republic. A huge rebuild effort is going to be needed as well as ongoing aid.
Photos of newly refitted 31m motor yacht BLACK PEARL at Oceania Marine
Superyacht Black Pearl being rolled out for launching by Oceania Marine - Image credit to Oceania Marine
Photos of the newly refitted 31,50m super yacht Black Pearl, while being rolled out for launching at Oceania Marine in New Zealand.
The world’s most capable luxury superyachts for 2015 unveiled by McMullen & Wing
Luxury superyacht BLADE design by H2 Yacht Design
New Zealand superyacht builder, McMullen & Wing has commissioned three prestigious design firms - Vripack, H2 and Greg Marshall - to draw the world’s most capable luxury yachts.
Refit of 51m shadow support yacht UMBRA completed by Diverse Projects
Damen Sea Axe superyacht support vessel Umbra with helicopter deck
Auckland’s Diverse Projects has completed an extensive refit on the 51m Damen Sea Axe superyacht support vessel Umbra, with the specialist management company pulling together a multi-disciplinary team to carry out the work.