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

Take a glimpse at New Luxury Yacht CRESTA 70 by Cresta Motor Yachts
A video showing the brand new motor yacht CRESTA 70 underway at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast in Australia. Built by Cresta Motor Yachts, she has been superbly penned in partnership with Sam Sorgiovanni.
Chainsaw Chop for Australia’s Most Successful Ocean Racing Yacht WILD OATS XI
Bob Oatley and Mark Richards make the first cut into the forward sections of the all-conquering supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI. (Image credit to Andrea Francolini)
Today, August 28, 2015 saw Bob Oatley and Mark Richards make the first cut into the forward sections of the all-conquering supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI, as part of a plan to bring a new lease of life to the vessel and make it more competitive against more recent supermaxi designs.
New Motor Yacht CRESTA 70 – Mix of Ultimate Luxury and Superior Performance
New Motor Yacht Cresta 70 by Cresta Motor Yachts at full speed
Australian shipyard, Cresta Motor Yachts, has unveiled their flagship vessel: the brand new Cresta 70 yacht. This lovely vessel combines luxury, sophistication and excellent performance.
Successful debut of Horizon E84 Yacht at Sydney Boat Show
Horizon's display of luxury motor yachts at the 46th Sydney Boat Show
During this year’s 46th Annual Sydney Boat Show, Horizon Yachts was in the spotlight with the debut of motor yacht E84. Two other popular yachts were also showcased at the Show: the Horizon V72 yacht and PC52 power catamaran.
Newly refitted 36m Motor Yacht SAHANA launches to global superyacht charter market
Newly refitted 36m Oceanfast superyacht SAHANA now available for superyacht charter in Australia
Following her major refit, the beautiful 36m Oceanfast super yacht SAHANA is now available for superyacht charter in Australia. This striking vessel can sleep up to 8 charter guests in maximum comfort.
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 Ready to Start
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015
The Hamilton Island is ready for the next and one of the biggest Audi Hamilton Island Race Weeks in history, to start on Sunday 16th August, 2015.

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New Zealand Superyacht News

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.
Launch of New Zealand Superyacht Group to promote New Zealand superyacht and luxury yacht charter industry
With the launch of the New Zealand Superyacht Group, recently formed by a number of leading superyacht companies, the New Zealand’s superyacht and luxury yacht charter industry is set for a major boost.
Take a glimpse at Damen Sea Axe Vessel ADVANTAGE to be converted into Superyacht Support Vessel by Oceania Marine
A drone video showing the impressive 53m Damen Sea Axe fast support vessel ADVANTAGE, before its conversion into a luxury Superyacht Support Vessel. This will be performed by Oceania Marine, and is scheduled for completion before Christmas.
Super-fast Sailing Yacht MARI CHA III fitted with custom carbon Doyle Stratis ICE sails
44m charter yacht MARI CHA III fitted with custom carbon Doyle Stratis ICE sails
Custom carbon Doyle Stratis ICE sails have been fitted to iconic charter yacht Mari Cha III, giving her a burst of speed. She has completed 5000 miles in just over a month of cruising.
New Asia Pacific Yacht Charter Destinations to be Present at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show
Credit Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia
Asia Pacific Superyachts will be present at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show in September, representing some of the most beautiful charter charter destinations in the world located in Asia and the Pacific regions.
Oceania Marine to convert Damen Sea Axe Vessel ADVANTAGE into Superyacht Support Vessel
Oceania Marine, North Shipyard – Advantage Entering Refit:Paint Shed C
Oceania Marine hauls out Damen Sea Axe Fast Support Vessel ADVANTAGE to commence an extensive refit project converting her into a luxury superyacht support vessel. ADVANTAGE support yacht is due to be completed before Christmas.
South Pacific Yacht Charter: Superyacht Experts Discuss Newly Launched Website
South Pacific Map
Superyacht experts from the South Pacific discuss the advantages of the newly-launched website '' which has been created to promote South Pacific as a fantastic yacht charter destination for superyachts and offer support to crew and yachts visiting this magnificent part of the world.