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 next week
Sydney International Boat Show
The Sydney International Boat Show 2014 will start next week, featuring more than 150 boats on display at Darling Harbour.
Team Australia withdraws from 35th America’s Cup
© ACEA / Gilles Martin-Raget
The America’s Cup official Challenger of Record, Team Australia, has withdrawn from the 2017 regatta. The Australian syndicate, represented by Hamilton Island Yacht Club, made the announcement on Saturday, July 19, 2014.
2013 Health of the Australian Marina Industry Survey
MIA President A. Chapman
Independent research has been recently carried out for the Marina Industry Association (MIA). It has highlighted the benefits of Australian luxury yacht marinas.
Sailing yacht Wild Oats XI to be tested at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014
Superyacht Wild Oats XI at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 - Photo by Andrea Francolini/Audi WILD OATS XI
Bob Oatley’s 30-metre supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI will be attending the next month's Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, boasting a new, more streamlined bow. The popular Australian regatta will kick off on August 16, 2014.
Hull Lifting of Riviera 75 Enclosed Flybridge motor yacht Hull #3
Hull lifting of Riviera 75 Enclosed Flybridge Yacht Hull no. 3
Riviera Yachts is currently working on the construction of their 75 Enclosed Flybridge motor yacht Hull #3, destined for Dubai owner. She will make her international premiere at the 2015 Dubai International Boat Show.
More than 60% of exhibitor space already secured for 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo
Gold Coast International Marine Expo
More than 60% of available exhibitor space has been already secured for the upcoming Gold Coast International Marine Expo, set to take place from October 17 to 19, 2014. This year's Expo is shaping up as the most successful yet.

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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.