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

First ever Marina Investment Seminar to host amazing line-up of presenters
MIA President A. Chapman
The first-ever Marina Investment Seminar will be attended by an impressive line-up of presenters. The event will be hosted by the fantastic Australia yacht holiday destination - Sydney on October 2, 2014.
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015, August 15 – 22
AHIRW 2014 Fleet - Photo credit to Andrea Francolini
Organizers of the popular Audi Hamilton Island Race Week have announced the dates for the 2015 event. This will be staged from August 15 to 22.
MIA announces opening for entries into 2015-2016 Marina of the Year Awards
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Entries for the 2015-2016 Marina of the Year Awards are now open, as announced the Marina Industries Association (MIA), with its Awards partner Club Marine Insurance. The last day for applications is 12th December 2014.
Plans to build ‘Tower of Vision’ at Stefan Boating World in Gold Coast Marine Precinct at Coomera, Australia
Tower of Vision
Stefan Ackerie, a keen advocate of the upcoming Gold Coast International Marine Expo 2014, set to run from October 17 to 19, is planning to build a towering ‘icon of vision’ to mark his faith in the future of the dynamic marine industry of Gold Coast, a lovely Australia yacht holiday destination.
Queensland’s Sanctuary Cove Marina accredited ‘Fish Friendly’ status
Caption L to R  Keith Allardice, Helen Motteram and John Hogan at Sanctuary Cove Marina
Queensland’s Sanctuary Cove Marina, a lovely Australia yacht holiday location, has achieved the ‘Fish Friendly Marina’ accreditation by the Marina Industries Association.
‘Marina Hall of Fame’ Status for Empire Marina Bobbin Head, Sydney
1.	Darren Vaux, Director EMBH  receiving the Hall of Fame Certificate from Colin Bransgrove, MIA
Nestled in the lovely Australia yacht holiday destination - Sydney, the Empire Marina Bobbin Head has recently received the Hall of Fame Certificate. This was handed over by Colin Bransgrove from the Marina Industries Association (MIA).

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New Zealand Superyacht News

Tourism New Zealand to once again participate in 2014 Monaco Yacht Show
Superyacht Silvertip - Great Barrier Island NZ
Next week's Monaco Yacht Show will be once again attended by Tourism New Zealand, promoting New Zealand as a superyacht destination.
Yachting Developments signs new order for 33,5m sailing yacht Hull 1012
Hull 1012 Yacht by Yachting Developments
Yachting Developments has signed a new order for the 33,5m super yacht Hull 1012, superbly penned by Frers Naval Architecture and with interior design by Adam Lay Studio. She is scheduled for delivery in early 2016.
Expansion of superyacht design range announced by Coast New Zealand
Textiles by Coast New Zealand
Coast New Zealand, specialists in handmade luxury luggage, textiles and furnishings for the superyacht industry, has expanded their superyacht design range. The company will be attending the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show, with a selection of their products on display.
Photos: RSB Rigging working on Alloy sailing yacht KOKOMO
RSB Rigging working on the 58m Alloy charter yacht Kokomo
Photos showing RSB Rigging while working on the majestic 58-metre Alloy charter yacht KOKOMO. Her removed reacherstay, PBO and the D1S have been packed up and sent for re-heading and a service.
Exterior helm stations for superyachts by IMED to be showcased at Monaco Yacht Show 2014
Exterior helm station for a superyacht by IMED
New Zealand-based exterior helm station designer and installer, IMED, will be attending the next month's Monaco Yacht Show for the very first time. The company has installed their exterior helm stations on such outstanding vessels as sailing yacht Thalia and motor yacht Como.
Monaco Yacht Show to once again feature New Zealand Street
New Zealand Street
Set to run in the lovely Mediterranean yacht charter destination - Monaco next month, the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show will once again feature the New Zealand Street, displaying the strength of New Zealand’s superyacht industry.
Major upgrades for Damen Sea Axe Shadow Support Yacht UMBRA at Oceania Marine’s North Shipyard
Damen shadow support yacht Umbra at Oceania Marine's North Shipyard
The 51,3m Damen Sea Axe shadow support yacht Umbra will undergo major upgrades at Oceania Marine's North Shipyard, positioned in Port Whangarei, New Zealand. The project is scheduled for completion within the next three months.
NZ Millennium Cup 2015 entry officially opens
NZ Millennium Cup - Haka Welcome
Entry to the NZ Millennium Cup 2015 is now open, with yachts waiting to sign up. The premier South Pacific superyacht regatta is gearing up to take place in its new location of the Bay of Islands, and a number of yachts have been waiting anxiously for entries to open.