Australia Yacht Charter
An Australia yacht charter is a yachting experience like no other. With a landscape as beautifully diverse as it is incredibly expansive, cruising the Land Down Under offers something for every taste.
From diving the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef to superyacht sailing in the Whitsunday Islands, or from soaking up the luxury lifestyle of Sydney Harbour to discovering the wild beauty of Tasmania: Australia is a yachting destination built for unforgettable experiences.
Accounting for more than 7.6 million square kilometres, Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world. Comprised of six states, each region of the country delivers a truly diverse offering. Dry, ancient desert spread across the centre of Australia, while tropical rainforests lay in the sunny north-east. Impressive mountain ranges await in the south-east, alive with hosts of endemic species such as kangaroos, koalas and hundreds of birds, while unbelievable underwater ecosystems await along the coastline. Whether you’re looking to explore natural wonders on a memorable family yacht charter or dive into an action-packed yacht adventure with friends, look no further than an Australia yacht charter.
Australia Yacht Charter Highlights
With so much on offer, it can be difficult to choose the ultimate Australia travel highlight – though the Whitsunday Islands are definitely up there. A magical archipelago of over 70 islands off the coast of Queensland on the east coast of Australia, the Whitsundays are the definition of paradise, with powder-soft white sand beaches teamed with impossibly turquoise waters. Hamilton Island is a particular favourite for those on a Whitsundays yacht charter in Australia, especially during the Hamilton Island Race Week in August every year.
The Whitsundays are also an excellent spot to set off to another highlight of any Australia yacht charter: the Great Barrier Reef. Stretching some 2,300 km down the east coast of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is made up of more than 2,900 spectacular reefs and 900 islands. Swim, snorkel or scuba dive in sheltered coves, enjoy an alfresco seafood BBQ from the privacy of your luxury yacht as the sun sets into the Coral Sea and witness ocean life at its greatest.
Beach to Bush: The Best of Australia
Another fantastic Australia yacht charter hotspot is the Gold Coast. Take in the vibrant city famous for its luxury boutiques, buzzing restaurant scene and fun nightlife before heading north to explore the coastline rich in indigenous culture and natural sights both ashore and on the water. Each year, some 20,000 humpback whales pass through the Gold Coast between May and November, and there is no better way to spot these enigmatic creatures than from the comfort of a superyacht.
A completely different Australia yachting experience is found in Kimberley on the north-west coast. Kimberley is brimming with historically significant Aboriginal sites dating back over 10,000 years, but is mostly uninhabited today, leaving nature to run wild. Explore dramatic, wild landscapes that date back billions of years, and step back to prehistoric times. See wallabies and kangaroos, manta rays and dozens of bird species, enjoy a 4WD adventure across vast, rust-coloured plains or take the yacht’s bow right up to a waterfall crashing straight into the sea.
The Sights of Sydney
As more and more luxury yachts become available to charter in the cosmopolitan city of Sydney, Australia is also a fantastic spot for corporate yacht charters and luxury day charters. It’s certainly hard to beat the atmosphere onboard a luxury yacht in Sydney during the annual Sydney-Hobart race, or as the magnificent fireworks display over Sydney Harbour is let loose on New Year’s Eve. For the perfect Sydney yacht charter, cruise under Sydney Harbour Bridge and past the striking Sydney Opera House as the sun sets, with your crew serving your guests with signature cocktails and delectable creations from the professional galley.
Selection of Yachts Available in Australia
The Best Time for an Australia Yacht Charter
Temperatures differ throughout Australia, but with warm to mild temperatures everywhere, an Australia yacht charter is possible any time of the year. Those cruising in Australia during the summer and spring months from October to March can expect 22-32+ degrees on average, with warmer climates in the north and milder climates in the south. The peak season for a Sydney yacht charter is between November and January, while a Whitsundays yacht charter offers avid sailors peak sailing conditions in April and May. For those looking to explore Darwin, Kimberley or Alice Springs, April-October offer the best conditions for comfortable exploration.
There’s never been a better time to discover the best of the land down under. Browse YACHTZOO’s exclusive selection of luxury charter yachts and superyachts cruising in Australia or submit a request to our charter brokers below to start planning your unforgettable Australia yacht charter.