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.
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.
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.
Below is a selection of charter yachts available in Australia and New Zealand, for a larger choice of charter yachts, click here
49.90m (163' 8") | 2005
True North is one of the finest modern and luxurious Expedition cruise ships of its type in Australia. Commissioned in 2005, this 49m (163' 8") motor yacht can accommodate a ...
58.70m (192' 7") | 1980
M /Y BLEU DE NIMES is a 58,70m (192' 7") explorer type luxury motor yacht which was built by Clelands of England in 1980 with interior design by Pier VIttorio Cerruti. BLEU ...
54m (174 ft) | 2005
Luxury yacht Noble House is a superbly appointed 2005 motor yacht which is currently available for charter in the South Pacific and Fiji. The stunning luxury yacht Noble House ...
174.00 ft (53.00 m) | 2002
Luxury sailing yacht DRUMBEAT (ex Salperton) was designed by the renowned Dubois Naval Architects and built by Alloy Yachts. At 174' ‘Drumbeat’ is one of the largest pleasure ...
50.50m (165' 8") | 2007
M/Y TRIBU is an explorer style 50m motor yacht built in 2007 by Mondomarine of Italy. As a true expedition yacht she is able to cruise the world’s oceans in safety. TRIBU offers ...
42.5 m (129'5'') | 2006
Luxury motor yacht TANGO was custom built by the Australian shipyard Austal, in 2006 and measured 37m (121ft). In 2014 TANGO underwent an extensive refit and extension on the ...
49m (160' 9") | 1970
Luxury yacht ASTERIA was built by Anastaaiades Shipyard in 1970 as a sea going salvage tug, she was completely refitted and converted for charter in 2002 and has been impeccably ...
41.00m (134' 6") | 2006
SEAFARIS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER
Luxury motor yacht SEAFARIS was designed specifically for yacht charters in the Great Barrier Reef. M/Y SEAFARIS is a fantastic new ...
Australia Yacht Charter News
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has confirmed at their annual conference that chartered yachts are not responsible for coral bleaching. Chartered tours to the UNESCO world heritage site are welcome and activities in the various zones have not been affected. Studies on the process of coral bleaching have found that coral exposed to...
Star of the latest David Attenborough series, the Great Barrier Reef for BBC, the explorer yacht ALUCIA has recently concluded her refit by Diverse Projects.
The 71st edition of the iconic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race lived up to its name with the most challenging weather and racing conditions the race has seen in over a decade. The 100-foot Comanche took line honours, while the overall winner of the 2015 race was Balance.
Sailing Yacht COMANCHE takes line honours in the prestigious and popular yacht race - the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with Kristy Clark becoming the first female owner to take line honours.
The much-anticipated challenger for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the high-tech 100-foot sailing yacht COMANCHE has recently arrived in Sydney. It will be her second attempt at winning line honours in the iconic Australian race.
Following her hull modifications, the new-look 100ft sailing yacht Wild Oats XI is now more buoyant in the forward sections, and the bowsprit is longer and more streamlined. She is hoped to win the Rolex Sydney Hobart race for the ninth time.