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

Rivergate Marina & Shipyard now offering berthing to mega yachts of up to 234m in length
Rivergate Marina and Shipyard
As part of the company's strategy to expand its services, Rivergate Marina & Shipyard has proudly announced that it is now offering berthing to mega yachts of up to 234m in LOA.
New livery revealed for sailing yacht WILD OATS XI for her 10th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Campaign
100ft supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI - Photo credit to Andrea Francolini
Luxury German carmaker, Audi, has become one of the primary sponsors of the famous 100ft supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI. The vessel is currently preparing for next month's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
Gold Coast International Marine Expo 2014: Winner of Sirocco 240 yacht tender announced
Mark Hoult admits that winning the Sirocco tender at this year¹s Gold Coast International Marine Expo could not have come at a better time
This year's Gold Coast International Marine Expo saw Mark Hoult win the Sirocco 240 yacht tender, generously donated by Sirocco Marine North.
Horizon Yachts announces launch of third RP110 motor yacht PARADISE
Third RP110 superyacht Paradise by Horizon Yachts
Third RP110 super yacht Paradise by Horizon has successfully hit the water. This beautiful vessel can comfortably sleep up to 10 guests and 6 crew members.
Videoworks participates in refit of ISA 470 motor yacht AQUAMARINA
ISA 470 super yacht Aquamarina
ISA 470 super yacht Aquamarina has completed her refit in Australia. Italian company, Videoworks, has worked together with the shipyard to undertake the refit.
Two targets for supermaxi yacht WILD OATS XI over next nine months
Superyacht Wild Oats XI at RSHYR 2012 - Credit to Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
The upcoming nine months will see the Bob Oatley’s supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI participate in the 70th anniversary Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in December 2014, as well as the Transpac Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu in July 2015.

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New Zealand Superyacht News

New Classic Canvas Collection launched by Coast New Zealand
COAST Classic Canvas Weekender and Clipper
Coast New Zealand, specialists in handmade luxury luggage, textiles and furnishings for the superyacht industry, have proudly announced the launch of their all-new Classic Canvas Collection. This combines hard-wearing materials with casual elegance.
Images of 51m Damen Sea Axe Shadow Support Yacht UMBRA from her refit at Oceania Marine
51m Damen Sea Axe Shadow Support Yacht UMBRA before her refit at Oceania Marine
The latest images of the 51m Damen Sea Axe Shadow Support Yacht UMBRA from her refit at Oceania Marine in Port Whangarei, New Zealand. The vessel was originally launched by Damen Shipyards Group in 2010.
Video: Re-launch and fitting of helideck aboard 51m Damen Sea Axe shadow support yacht UMBRA at Oceania Marine
A video showing the re-launch and the fitting of a removable helicopter deck aboard the 51-metre Damen Sea Axe shadow support yacht Umbra, released by Oceania Marine.
Alloy Yachts launch 44,1m motor yacht HEY JUDE (AY54)
New Alloy super yacht HEY JUDE (AY54) on the water
The brand new 44,1m super yacht HEY JUDE (AY54) has successfully hit the water at Alloy Yachts in New Zealand. Due to be delivered next month, she has been beautifully penned by Sam Sorgiovanni, with interior design by Redmany Whiteley Dixon.
NZ Marine announces strong entries for 2015 New Zealand Millennium Cup
Next year's NZ Millennium Cup will boast a strong line-up of luxury vessels, including Yachting Developments charter yacht BLISS, as well as Perini Navi superyacht Silencio.
ISS Design Award 2014 for Alloy sailing yacht MONDANGO 3
Alloy super yacht Mondango3
This year's International Superyacht Society (ISS) Design Award went to the majestic 56,4-metre luxury yacht Mondango 3, built by Alloy Yachts.
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.