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

Striking Sunseeker 86 Yacht on display at SCIBS 2015
Sunseeker 86 Yacht
The lovely '86 Yacht' superyacht by Sunseeker is currently being displayed at the 2015 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show by Sunseeker East Coast. An ideal vessel for families, it can comfortably sleep its guests in 4 magnificent cabins.
Debut of lovely Horizon V72 Yacht at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Horizon Motor Yacht V72
The beautiful Horizon V72 yacht is currently being displayed at the 2015 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, running until May 24. The vessel offers lovely accommodation to up to 6 guests in 3 magnificent staterooms.
The Reef Marina in Australia’s Port Douglas to accommodate more Superyachts
New superyacht berths planned for Reef Marina in Port Douglas, Australia
Nestled in Port Douglas, in the lovely Australia yacht holiday location, The Reef Marina is currently undergoing a major expansion to accommodate more superyachts.
Prominent Marina of the Year Award 2015 for Australia’s Rivergate Marina
Rivergate Marina in Australia
The 2015 Commercial Marina of The Year (up to 140 boats) award went to Australia's Rivergate Marina, able to accommodate superyachts measuring up to 80m in LOA.
Eagerly Awaited Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2015 Launch Event
The official launch of the 2015 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from aboard Horizon E88 Yacht
Set to run from May 21 to 24, this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) will open its doors in three weeks. Today, April 28, 2015 saw the official launch of the SCIBS from aboard Horizon E88 superyacht.
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.

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New Zealand Superyacht News

Newly-Refitted 37m Sailing Yacht BLISS available for SouthEast Asia Yacht Charter
Following her extensive refit in New Zealand, the 37-metre luxury sailing yacht BLISS is now ready to host guests for amazing Southeast Asia yacht charters.
Oceania Marine Completes Refit of 46M Palmer Johnson Super Yacht VANTAGE in Record Time
Oceania Marine North Shipyard, Port Whangarei – MY Vantage ready for re-launch
The striking 46M Palmer Johnson superyacht VANTAGE has been recently re-launched at Oceania Marine North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand. The vessel has undergone a major refit, completed in only nine weeks.
New Zealand’s Best Superyacht Refit Specialists to Deliver Centralized Service
Refit of charter yacht Big Fish at Titan Marine in New Zealand
New Zealand agent, Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand, has expanded its services to provide clients with direct access to all superyacht refit partners.
Hull turning of New 33m Superyacht Hull 1012 at Yachting Developments
A video showing the hull turning of the all-new 33,5m super yacht Hull 1012, currently in build at Yachting Developments in New Zealand. Delivery of this majestic sloop is scheduled for early 2016.
Re-launch of 46m Palmer Johnson Superyacht VANTAGE at Oceania Marine
A drone video from the recent re-launch of the 46m Palmer Johnson super yacht VANTAGE, following her refit at Oceania Marine in New Zealand.
Busiest summer season ever for Auckland’s Silo superyacht marina
134m super yacht SERENE docked in Auckland's Silo Marina
It has been the busiest ever summer season for Auckland's Silo Marina, hosting such breath-taking vessels as the 134m mega yacht SERENE.
Majestic 100’ Sailing Yacht SHADOW by Comar Yachts – The first yacht fitted with Stratis Sail Art sails
100ft Comar super yacht Shadow under sail
Auckland-based Doyle Stratis has launched Stratis Sail Art. This allows photo quality printing on sails for the first time ever. The first vessel to boast this all-new product is the 100ft Comar super yacht Shadow.
New Zealand Yacht Charter and Luxury Tourism Offerings Showcased at Singapore Yacht Show
Tourism New Zealand at Singapore Yacht Show
Renowned for its breathtaking scenery, natural beauty and as a fantastic destination for adventurous travellers, New Zealand was represented by Tourism New Zealand and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) at the recently held 2015 Singapore Yacht Show. Both, TNZ and ATEED have taken the opportunity to showcase this unique destination to the luxury superyacht owners,...