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

Gulf Craft showcasing world-class superyacht quality at Sydney International Boat Show
Gulf Craft's Superyachts Majesty 135, Majesty 122 and Majesty 105
The currently running Sydney International Boat Show is hosting the premier Middle Eastern builder Gulf Craft, bringing the world-class quality and unprecedented value to Australia's superyacht clientele.
New website and new luxury yacht projects unveiled by SABDES Design
Passagemaker 110 Yacht Concept by SABDES Design
Australian design studio, SABDES Design, has recently launched the all-new website and unveiled a couple of new projects, including a 33,5m (110') Axebow long range motor yacht concept.
Take a glimpse at Beautiful Horizon E84 Superyacht
Horizon PC 60 SEA BOSS -  Salon Seating
This is a video showing the lovely Horizon E84 yacht, comfortably sleeping her guests in 4 beautifully appointed staterooms.
Launch of New 90’ Motor Yacht Horizon E84 for Australian market
New 90ft superyacht Horizon E84
Horizon has recently launched the new Horizon E84 superyacht, destined for the Australian market. She will make her Australian premiere at the 2015 Sydney Boat Show, starting at the end of this month.
DYT Yacht Transport’s Largest Yacht Carrier to accommodate Private Yachts and Charter Yachts for Trip to South Pacific
DYT Yacht Transport’s largest semi-submersible ship, Yacht Express - Photo credit to Onne van der Wal
Due to Australia’s ease in superyacht charter restrictions, DYT Yacht Transport’s largest semi-submersible ship, Yacht Express, will accommodate private yachts and charter yachts for the first trip to Sydney, Australia.
First stage of new Trinity Point Marina gets green light
Trinity Point Marina
Johnson Property Group has been given the approval to start working on the first phase of the Trinity Point Marina, set to grace the beautiful shores of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia. The marina will accommodate yachts measuring up to 30m in LOA.

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New Zealand Superyacht News

‘Sydney to Hobart’ Sailing Yacht LUPA OF LONDON for charter in NEW ZEALAND
Auckland - Photo by Chris McLennan - Image courtesy of Tourism New Zealand
The outstanding performance sailing yacht LUPA OF LONDON has announced her charter availability in New Zealand from January 2015, following her participation in the 2015 Rolex Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race.
Take a glimpse at eye-catching Palmer Johnson PJ150 Superyacht VANTAGE
This is a video of the beautiful Palmer Johnson PJ150 Super Sport Series motor yacht VANTAGE, originally launched in 2010, with last refit by Oceania Marine in 2015.
New Sportsfisher Motor Yacht Hull 1015 signed by Yachting Developments
New 38,7m sportsfisher superyacht Hull 1015 by Yachting Developments
This month saw the New Zealand-based shipyard, Yachting Developments, sign an order for the new 38,7m sportsfisher super yacht Hull 1015, due to be delivered in 2017.
Ultimate Yachting and Superyacht Charter Destination, New Zealand teams up with Superyacht Cup Palma
Alloy super yacht Blue Too (ex Charlatan) under sail
This year, New Zealand will bring the Pacific flavour to the Superyacht Cup Palma. For the first time, the ultimate yachting and superyacht charter destination has been announced as the 2015 ‘Destination Partner’ for this prominent long-running regatta.
A Busy Summer 2015 Superyacht Refit Season for Integrated Marine Group
Sailing yacht SHAMOUN
New Zealand-based refit company, Integrated Marine Group (IMG), has worked on several important refits over the past 12 months. These included the refit of superyacht DRAGONFLY, as well as charter yacht SHAMOUN.
Newly-Refitted 37m Sailing Yacht BLISS available for SouthEast Asia Yacht Charter
Following her extensive refit in New Zealand, the 37-metre luxury sailing yacht BLISS is now ready to host guests for amazing Southeast Asia yacht charters.
Oceania Marine Completes Refit of 46M Palmer Johnson Super Yacht VANTAGE in Record Time
Oceania Marine North Shipyard, Port Whangarei – MY Vantage ready for re-launch
The striking 46M Palmer Johnson superyacht VANTAGE has been recently re-launched at Oceania Marine North Shipyard, Port Whangarei, New Zealand. The vessel has undergone a major refit, completed in only nine weeks.
New Zealand’s Best Superyacht Refit Specialists to Deliver Centralized Service
Refit of charter yacht Big Fish at Titan Marine in New Zealand
New Zealand agent, Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand, has expanded its services to provide clients with direct access to all superyacht refit partners.