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

Sydney International Boat Show 2014 to open tomorrow
The next Sydney International Boat Show will start tomorrow, on Thursday, July 31, running at Darling Harbour as well as the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island.
Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show 2014, October 10 – 12
The third largest boat show in Australia and the largest show of its kind in Western Australia, this year's Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show will run from October 10 to 12.
Launch of MarineX@Marine15
The launch of MarineX@Marine15 has been proudly announced by the Organising Committee of Marine15. This new marketing initiative will take place from May 3 to 5, as part of the Marine15 International Conference and Trade Exhibition.
Princess Yachts to attend GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display
Princess V72 Yacht
Set to run at Sydney's Rose Bay Marina from July 31 to August 4, 2014, GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display will feature seven models by Princess Yachts, including the superb Princess V72 yacht.
Extra Sites Added to Gold Coast International Marine Expo
Gold Coast International Marine Expo 2013 from above
Set to run from October 17 to 19, this year's Gold Coast International Marine Expo, Australia’s only working boat show, will feature extra sites, due to a high demand for exhibitor space.
First Australian Shipping Service announced by Peters & May
Peters & May loading a luxury motor yacht
New sailings to the East Coast of Australia have been introduced by Peters & May. These have been arranged in conjunction with the company's exclusive Australian agent, Aurora Global Logistics.

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New Zealand Superyacht News

Video: 42m motor yacht THE BIG BLUE in New Zealand
A video interview with the Mayer family – the owners of the 42m Troy expedition yacht The Big Blue (ex Imbros) - on why they recommend the beautiful New Zealand yacht holiday location as a cruising destination for superyachts.
Sailing yacht Christopher hosted by Pendennis for annual Lloyd’s survey
Superyacht Christopher by Pendennis and Ron Holland
The majestic 46-metre superyacht Christopher returned to her home yard Pendennis for her annual Lloyd's survey this winter, before attending the 2014 Pendennis Cup, where she took second place overall.
New Business Development Manager for Alloy Yachts
Tony Hambrook
Chris Brown has become a new Business Development Manager for the New Zealand superyacht shipyard, Alloy Yachts. He was the Project Coordinator for such outstanding vessels as 67,2m luxury sailing yacht Vertigo.
New service centre established by Oceania Marine Shipyards and Hall Spars & Rigging
42m Catamaran (Ketch) – Rig Removal
A landmark agreement has been signed by Oceania Marine Shipyards and Hall Spars & Rigging. This will see the two companies service large sailing rigs from the new service centre, located at Port Whangarei in New Zealand.
Major refit on Swan 90 sailing yacht SPIRIT completed by Yachting Developments
Yachting Developments-refitted Swan 90 superyacht Spirit under sail
Measuring 27,5 meters in LOA, the majestic Swan 90 superyacht Spirit has been beautifully refitted by Yachting Developments from New Zealand. She has been converted into a contemporary family-friendly performance cruiser that maximises all on board spaces.
Video: 46m Feadship motor yacht COMO
A video showing the 46m Feadship super yacht COMO (hull 688), superbly designed by Dubois Naval Architects. Her striking interiors have been created by Redman Whiteley Dixon.
New managing director for Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand
Duthie Lidgard
Duthie Lidgard has become a new partner and managining director of Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand to allow the business to expand.
New senior appointments for McMullen & Wing
New 50m explorer yacht 'yard number 1016' by McMullen and Wing - Image courtesy of McMullen & Wing
New senior appointments have been announced by McMullen & Wings from New Zealand, in order to help lead the company in the delivery of the 50m custom luxury expedition yacht ‘yard number 1016? (ex Big Star). A sister ship to the 45m charter yacht Big Fish, she is scheduled for delivery in early 2016.