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. The Whitsundays and Pittwater, however, aren't the only yacht charter locations in a country similar in size to the continental United States. Australia's islands offer the warmth and beauty of the South Pacific, with the sophistication and quality of any first world country. The facilities are superb, the food and wine - a culinary delight; the scenery - spectacular. All the large international yacht charter companies have bases in Australia and there is an increasing superyacht presence around Australia's sandy shores.

The types of luxury yacht available for Australia yacht charter include motor yachts, sailing, skippered, crewed yachts, catamaran, power boat, sailboat, luxury yachts and superyacht charters.


Photo1 : Dreamtime - Melbourne - Photo credit to Tourism Australia - Photographer SDP Media; Photo 2: Pinky Beach - Rottnest Island - WA - Credit to Tourism Australia - Photo by Hugh Stewart; Photo 3: Koala - Credit to Tourism Australia - Photo by Tara-Ann Nash;

Varied Topography

Australia is a large island bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean and the Tasman Sea, providing plenty of exciting options for yacht charterers to explore the beautiful coastline and experience a truly Australian yacht charter. Australia can be considered as the epitome of beauty and contrast, with a diverse set of attractions to explore including huge deserts, wide open spaces, mountains, diverse topography, rivers, lush tropical bush, amazing azure waters, unique and amazing animals and mammals as well as an easy going and friendly local population.

Australia is one yacht charter destination that is like no other, dubbed by tourists and yacht charterers as the land of “Crocodile Dundee” with outdoor adventure and leisure and everything that is exciting under the sun and by the sea.

Diverse Marine Life

Australia is considered as one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the world in part because of the diverse marine life it offers. For example, people come from far and wide to see the Great Barrier Reef in the Pacific Ocean which is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space. Here, from their charter yacht, visitors can take part in marine activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving while exploring the world's largest collection of corals.

From the remarkable weedy sea dragon to the world's largest breeding colonies of Australian sea lions, South Australia's waters are home to some of the most unique and diverse marine life on our planet. Up to 90% of species that live in these rich coastal waters are found nowhere else on earth.


Yacht Charter Holiday in Australia

Australia's coastline offers a huge range of environments to sail, cruise, fish, scuba dive, dine and explore. The best way to reach many of these places and experience these adventures is by chartering, hiring or renting your own private crewed yacht. The yacht charter holiday options for Australia are varied. The main attractions of Australia range from its great sandy deserts in the outback to the coral reefs and tropical forests. One of the most popular yacht charter destinations in Australia is the Whitsunday islands. The Whitsundays are a cluster of some 70 islands, which is located in the central region of the Great Barrier Reef and is renowned internationally for offering the best sailing conditions in all of Australia. The islands have over 90 national parks, which provide a relatively undisturbed landscape, several of which you can explore by hiking and trekking. Fraser Island in the Whitsunday's is the largest sandy island in the world and it has a beautiful bird sanctuary.

On land, the Whitsunday Island group is home to several upscale yacht charter holiday resorts, and these include those that are located on Hamilton Island and Hayman Island. These luxurious resorts complement the luxury provided on your exclusive motor yacht or sailing yacht and provide the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds, combining tropical natural beauty with pure luxury.

Another favorite Australian yacht charter destination is Hawkesbury or Pittwater in New South Wales near Sydney where you can mix exhilarating sailing with onshore activities in Sydney such as shopping, the opera house, a harbor bridge walk, live shows, fine restaurants and an excellent nightlife.

The Gold Coast, Melbourne, Hobart, Tasmania, Cairns, the Kimberly Coast and Perth as well as other less travelled but spectacular regions of Australia are all luxury yacht charter destinations that await you, which you can explore aboard a catamaran, monohull sailing yacht, large crewed boat or superyacht.

Kangaroo - Top Didj - NT - Photo by Ellenor Argyropoulos - Courtesy of Tourism Australia


The varied geographical regions of Australia with diverse topologies and ecosystems are a treat to experience when you take your Australia yacht charter holiday. Here you can combine the opportunity of experiencing the combination of both the worlds that include tropical beauty and sheer luxury. The state of Queensland is the top pick for sailors for boarding superyachts and luxury yachts. You will find excellent beach resorts in the Whitsundays where you can relax, visit heritage sites, or explore the wonders of the Great Barier Reef.  Australia provides a perfect eco system for many species that are unique to this region. No wonder, this wonderland pulls yacht charter crowds from all over the world to marvel at the attractions that this beautiful land has to offer.

Great Barrier Reef Yacht Charter
Whitsundays Yacht Charter
Sydney Yacht Charter
Pittwater Yacht Charter
Fraser Island Yacht Charter
Hobart Yacht Charter
Perth Yacht Charter

Below is a selection of Australia charter yachts - for more information and additional yacht, please contact us here.

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FIJI Yacht Vacation on MASTEKA 2 Superyacht
Dolphin Isalnd, Fiji - Image credit to Tourism Fiji
Luxury Fiji charter yacht MASTEKA 2 is currently available for unforgettable Fiji yacht vacations in the South Pacific, offering accommodation for 12 charter guests in luxury and utmost comfort.
Southern Italy and Sicily Yacht Charters aboard 27m Motor Yacht ARIA
Sciacca in Sicily
The 90-foot (27m) luxury yacht ARIA is currently available or charters around southern Italy and Sicily, as well as other Western Mediterranean charter destinations, offering spacious accommodation for 10 charter guests in five staterooms.
Luxury yacht KERI LEE III (ex Katharine)
54m (177') luxury charter yacht KERI LEE III is currently available for unforgettable Thailand Yacht Charter vacations in Asia, offering deluxe accommodation for 12 lucky guests in 6 spacious staterooms.
Ionian Yacht Charter aboard luxury motorsailer yacht MY LOTTY
Luxury charter yacht MY LOTTY
Luxury motor sailer superyacht MY LOTTY is currently available for Western Mediterranean cruising, including Ionian Yacht Charter, Sicily and Sardinia yacht charter as well as charters in Corsica and Malta. MY LOTTY has been recently refitted and features elegant and comfortable deluxe accommodation for 8-10 guests.
France Yacht Holidays on board 28m HIGH ENERGY yacht by Sunseeker
Saint-Tropez Harbour – Photo credit Rolex Carlo Borlenghi
Luxury SUNSEEKER 28 motor yacht HIGH ENERGY is available for one week's France yacht charter vacation in July, which includes one night stay in the popular St Tropez.
Bahamas Yacht Holiday Special – Charter Yacht COLD GECKO
Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Bahamas - Photo credit to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Luxury motor yacht COLD GECKO is available for Bahamas Yacht Charter until 1st May for an excellent rate, accommodating up to 8 charter guests in great comfort with top amenities on board.

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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show ‘Women on Water’ program to return in 2014
Onboard pampering at SCIBS 2013 Women on Water
Destined exclusively for the ladies, the popular 'Women on Water' program will return to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), running from May 22 to 25, 2014.
Sedlmayer Associates introduce 52m sailing catamaran SPECTRUM 52 design
52m superyacht SPECTRUM 52 introduced by Albert Sedlmayer
Seasoned-naval architect, Albert Sedlmayer, has formed a standalone company, and is also of?cially launching the 52m superyacht SPECTRUM 52 design to market. The SPECTRUM 52 will be the largest sailing catamaran in the world, when built.
Luxury motor yachts and tenders on display at upcoming Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2014
Ocean Alexander 72 Yacht to be displayed at the 2014 SCIBS
Set to run from May 22 to 25, this year's Sanctuary Cove Boat Show will once again feature a wide range of luxury motor yachts and tenders, including such lovely vessels as Ocean Alexander 72 yacht.
VIP Lounge to return to Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2014
VIP Lounge at SCIBS 2013
Following on from its successful debut in 2013, the VIP Lounge will be once again presented by the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show team during the 2014 event, set to run in May.
First Keynote Speaker announced for Marine15
Bill Yeargin
Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft, has been announced as the first keynote speaker of the Marine15 International Conference and Trade Exhibition, which will take place from May 3 to 5, 2015.
Riviera Festival of Boating 2014 to host cirquetacular line up of social events
Friday May 23 - The Champagne Master Class luncheon for the ladies will be bubbling with interesting facts about champagne
Set to run over four days from May 22 to 25, this year's 3rd annual Riviera Festival of Boating will feature a cirquetacular line up of social events.
Sanctuary Cove Boat Show to once again host Channel 7 Stage
MKR contestants Paul and Blair
The popular Channel 7 Stage will return to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) this year. The event will run from May 22 to 25, 2014.
SABDES Superyacht Design nominated for IY&A Award 2014 with 145m mega yacht ‘Project X’
145m mega yacht 'Project X' by SABDES Superyacht Design
Measuring impressive 145 meters in length, the breath-taking superyacht 'Project X' by SABDES Superyacht Design has been announced as one of the finalists for the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2014, in the 'Yacht Concept Design over 30m' category.