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

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2015: Exhibitor opportunities to open on November 6, 2014
Aerial view of Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Mulpha Sanctuary Cove, the organizers of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, have announced that the exhibitor opportunities for the 2015 event will open on November 6, 2014. The next year's 27th edition of the Show will run from May 21 to 24.
Gold Coast International Marine Expo 2014 a Huge Success
A vast range of marine industry displays reinforced the fact that the Gold Coast International Marine Expo is a showcase of all things aquatic
It has been a very successful Gold Coast International Marine Expo 2014. The event features more than 600 boats, displayed both on and off the water.
Amazing start to the 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo
The 32-hectare Expo site will feature more than 200 exhibitors over a 3km display circuit
It has been a great start to the 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo, marked by solid visitor numbers as well as exhibitors, reporting strong sales.
Initial testing for 30,5m Hodgdon racing yacht COMANCHE in Newport, Rhode Island
Hodgdon Yacht Comanche under sea trials - Photo by George Bekris via Scuttlebut Sailing News
This week saw the recently launched 100-foot maxi racing yacht COMANCHE by Hodgdon start her first sea trials in Newport, Rhode Island. She is expected to make her racing premiere at the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
Opening of Sanlorenzo Australia
Opening of Sanlorenzo Australia
Italian shipyard, Sanlorenzo, has inaugurated 'Sanlorenzo Australia' - a new embassy for its Made-to-Measure motor yachts in the Australasian region.
Launch of new Horizon RP110 motor yacht PARADISE
Horizon RP110 superyacht Paradise at launch - Image credit to Mark Western
Taiwan-based shipyard, Horizon Yachts, has successfully launched the brand new Horizon RP110 super yacht Paradise. Designed by JC Espinosa, she is currently going through sea trials, before her delivery to Australia.

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New Zealand Superyacht News

New Zealand superyacht specialist Integrated Marine Group celebrating 10 years of business
The IMG team (l to r Dave Low, Tony Whiting, Rachel Harrison, Mark Wightman and Munesh Sharma)
Integrated Marine Group, superyacht agents and specialists in superyacht refit, service and repair in New Zealand and the South Pacific, are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. Among key projects of the company belongs the the 56m Perini Navi charter yacht Zenji, to name but a few.
Motor yacht STARFISH concept by Stevens Lawson Architects shortlisted for IY&A Award 2015
Motor yacht Starfish concept by Stevens Lawson Architects
Super yacht STARFISH concept by Stevens Lawson Architects has been nominated for the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2015, in the ‘Yacht Concept over 40 metres’ category.
Strong line-up of local and international sponsors for 2015 New Zealand Millennium Cup
NZ Millennium Cup 2013
Next year's New Zealand Millennium Cup will boast a strong line-up of local and international sponsors, as well as luxury vessels. Returning to the race will be sailing yacht Janice of Wyoming, charter yacht Bliss, as well as superyacht Silvertip.
Diverse Projects acting as owner’s representative on superyacht support vessel UMBRA refit
51m Damen Sea Axe support yacht Umbria under refit
Diverse Projects is currently acting as owner’s representative on the 51m Damen Sea Axe superyacht support vessel UMBRA refit. The company will focus on ensuring Umbra’s seaworthiness and speed remain, after the extensive adjustments to her structure.
Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti discusses new approach to regional yachting industry during MYS 2014
Motor yacht Ultimate Lady in the fantastic French Polynesia yacht holiday location - Tahiti (Photo Courtesy of Asia Pacific Superyachts)
Last month's Monaco Yacht Show 2014 was marked by the meeting of the Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti, NZ Marine, Superyacht Australia and professionals from the South Pacific islands. They discussed a new collaborative approach to marketing the region as a united superyacht destination.
METS to once again feature New Zealand Pavilion
Wally 100 superyacht Indio - Photo Credit to Chris Miller and Doyle Sails NZ
The New Zealand Pavilion will return to METS this year. NZ marine industry companies to attend the event will include Glasshape. Their products provided the impressive glass areas seen on the vessels like McMullen & Wing charter yacht Big Fish and Delta mega yacht Invictus.
Fresh details of 50m expedition yacht ‘yard number 1016? (ex Big Star) released by McMullen & Wing
50m expedition yacht ‘yard number 1016′ (ex Big Star) by McMullen and Wing
New Zealand-based shipyard, McMullen & Wing, has unveiled the additional details of their 50m luxury expedition motor yacht ‘yard number 1016? (ex Big Star). Set to be delivered in early 2016, she represents a clear evolution of the same team’s much admired 45m charter yacht BIG FISH design.
Investment opportunity announced for superyacht refit development site on Auckland’s waterfront
Silo Marina - a lovely Auckland yacht holiday destination
Expressions of interest have been formally open to local and international bidders for the development of a 1,6 hectare site in the Wynyard marine area of Auckland in New Zealand into a major new superyacht refit facility.