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

Gold Coast International Marine Expo 2015 to feature all-new launches, attractions and exhibitors
Gold Coast International Marine Expo
All-new launches, attractions and exhibitors will set the scene for the upcoming Gold Coast International Marine Expo 2015, running from May 21 to 24. More than 50 per cent of its outdoor exhibitor space from 2014 has been sold less than eight weeks since the announcement of new event dates.
Upcoming Spring Boat Show Season for Sunreef Yachts
New 115ft super yacht 115 Sunreef Power concept by Sunreef Yachts
The prestigious Polish superyacht catamaran builder, Sunreef Yachts, will participate in the upcoming Spring boat show season, including the Dubai International Boat Show, the Singapore Yacht Show, as well as the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.
84m Echo trimaran yacht to feature watertight sliding door by Newthex
Polder door
Newthex from the Netherlands has received the first purchase order for the 84m Echo superyacht. Designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, this striking trimaran will feature their watertight sliding door.
New Queensland Government to review the opening of Whitsunday Islands to Superyachts over 35m
Abell Point Marina - a beautiful Whitsundays Island yacht holiday destination - Image credit to Abell Point Marina
New Queensland Government have committed to opening up the breath-taking Whitsunday Islands yacht rental destination to Superyachts over 35m in LOA, realising the potential of this high yielding market and the impact it can have on regional Queensland towns.
A great success of McConaghy-built yachts at 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
McConaghy-built superyacht Wild Oats XI - Photo by Andrea Francolini Photography
The recently concluded 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has been marked by a huge success of McConaghy-built vessels. Bob Oatley's Reichel/Pugh 100 sailing yacht Wild Oats XI has won line honours for 8th time, while Farr 43 yacht Wild Rose has become the overall winner of the race on corrected time.
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Two yachts with shared history claim main prizes
WILD OATS XI (AUS) crossing the finish line to claim her eighth Line Honours victory in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Photo by Rolex Daniel Forster
The 70th Anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has been won by two yachts with a shared history. Bob Oatley’s super yacht Wild Oats XI made history by claiming a record-breaking eighth line honours victory, while Oatley’s former boat, the 43-ft sailing yacht Wild Rose, secured her second overall victory in the race.

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New Zealand Superyacht News

Sailing yacht SILENCIO becomes the overall winner of NZ Millennium Cup 2015
Sassafras, winners of day three – credit Jeff Brown
Today, January 23, in the lovely New Zealand yacht charter location - the Bay of Islands was marked by the final day of racing. Line honours for the day went to the Royal Huisman super yacht Sassafras, but the overall Cup went to the 50m sailing yacht Silencio, following her victories on day one and two.
NZ Millennium Cup 2015: Sailing yacht SILENCIO wins for the second day in a row
Day One winner superyacht Silencio – credit Jeff Brown
The second day of racing at the currently running New Zealand Millennium Cup 2015 saw superyacht Silencio once again win the Millennium Cup division, with Steinlager 2 yacht taking the first place in the Pacific Cup Division.
New Zealand welcomes 134m Motor Yacht SERENE – One of the World’s Biggest Superyachts
Mega yacht Serene is one of the world's largest private superyachts. Photo from APS NZ NZH
The lovely New Zealand yacht holiday destination - Auckland is currently hosting one of the world's largest private superyachts - the impressive and breath-taking 134-metre mega yacht SERENE. The $423 million Serene is the biggest such vessel ever to visit the country.
Sailing yacht SILENCIO wins NZ Millennium Cup 2015 on Day One
Sailing yacht Silencio - Winner of Day 1 at the NZ Millennium Cup 2015 - Photo by Jeff Brown
Super yacht Silencio has become the winner of the Millennium Cup division on Day 1 of the currently running NZ Millennium Cup 2015, while sailing yacht Antaeus has won in the Pacific Cup division.
134m Motor Yacht SERENE largest mega yacht in New Zealand to date
The ultra-luxurious 134m mega yacht SERENE is a the largest yacht to h
New Zealand Millennium Cup 2015 officially kicks off
Preview Day - PJ Montgomery at Welcome Function
The New Zealand Millennium Cup 2015 has officially opened in the enchanting Bay of Islands yacht vacation destination, with welcome function setting the scene for the three days of racing ahead.
Three Dubois-designed yachts to attend New Zealand Millennium Cup 2015
Dubois-designed charter yacht Bliss at the 2013 Dubois Cup - Photo by Rick Tomlinson
This month's New Zealand Millennium Cup will host three luxury vessels designed by Dubois: sailing yacht Janice of Wyoming, superyacht Silvertip as well as charter yacht Bliss. Ed Dubois continues to support the New Zealand's new build market and industry.
Oceania Marine working on refit of 31,5m motor yacht BLACK PEARL
31,5m super yacht Black Pearl under refit at Oceania Marine - Image credit to Oceania Marine
New Zealand-based refit shipyard, Oceania Marine, is currently working on the refit of the 2011 super yacht Black Pearl. She will receive a hull repaint in her beautiful metallic grey and minor coating repairs on the superstructure, as well as general maintenance works.