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Luxury Yacht Charters Australia and New Zealand

Luxury charters in Australia and New Zealand can offer all manner of experiences, from a trip to the glittering sophistication of Sydney Harbour to the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef or a helicopter ride to the vineyards of Marlborough in New Zealand’s South Island.

Both countries boast beautiful landscapes and plentiful activities ashore, make renting a yacht in Australia and New Zealand an extremely popular choice.

What are your options for an Australia and New Zealand yacht charter?

Corporate yacht charters in Sydney are becoming popular as more luxury yachts become available in the cosmopolitan city. Cruise under Sydney Harbour Bridge and past the striking Sydney Opera House as the sun sets and your crew delights guests with signature cocktails and delectable creations from the galley. Alternatively, take the short trip out of Sydney and up the coast to the Hawkesbury River and Broken Bay for a day away from the city.

The Whitsundays are a magical archipelago of over 70 islands off the coast of Queensland where the well-heeled set spend their holidays and which is best enjoyed by yacht. Luxury resorts look over powder-soft white sand beaches with bright turquoise water and the daily pace slows down. Hamilton Island is a particular favourite for those on luxury charters in Australia and New Zealand, especially during the Hamilton Island Race Week. From here you can set off to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, which stretches some 2,300km off the east coast of Australia.

A yacht charter on the Gold Coast has it all: 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 an excellent way to spot these enigmatic creatures is from a superyacht.

Renting a yacht in The Kimberley is like taking a trip back in time, where you can explore a dramatic and wild landscape that is billions of years old. Located on the north-west coast of Australia, a handful of remote outposts continue the pearling traditions for which the region is famous. The Kimberley is brimming with historically important Aboriginal sites dating back over 10,000 years, but is mostly uninhabited today, leaving nature to run wild. See wallabies and kangaroos, manta rays and dozens of bird species, enjoy a 4WD adventure across vast, orange-earth plains or take the yacht’s bow right up to a waterfall crashing straight into the sea.

New Zealand may be a small country but it is big on experiences and adventure. The North and South Islands are both popular as yacht charter destinations, with ample activities to keep the whole family entertained across their 15,000km of shoreline. The ‘land of the long white cloud’ offers breath-taking fiords, world-class vineyards, gargantuan glaciers and pristine rainforest to those who visit, with no better way to explore than from the comfort and flexibility of a superyacht charter.

The Bay of Islands to the north of the North Island is a popular cruising destination, offering over 100 subtropical islands fringed with white sand beaches and emerald-blue waters. The Marlborough Sounds on the South Island is a network of sea-drowned valleys that are perfect for cruising through on a superyacht, with hiking trips ashore, dolphin watching (and swimming) and trips up to New Zealand’s best white wine vineyards easily within reach.