Australia is an unbeatable destination where rich Aboriginal history and arid outback life meets thriving metropolises, endless Australian adventures, and mesmerizing underwater worlds. With over 50,000 kms of coastline connected by more than 10,000 beaches, a luxury yacht charter in Australia offers a melting pot of experiences.
From watching the fireworks dance over the Sydney Opera House to turtle watching on the shores of the Sunshine Coast, discover the best things to see and do during an luxury private crewed Australian yacht charter.
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Cruise the Whitsundays Island
Lying just off the coast of Queensland – a far cry from Australia’s rugged outback – lies a string of 74 paradisical tropical islands, the Whitsundays Islands. This island chain is home to mesmerising marine life and some of the world’s most enchanting natural landscapes that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Named the Best Beach in the World for 2021, Whitehaven Beach is a must see on your Australia yacht charter. This verdant paradise isle offers unbeatable views across the South Pacific, with beaming shades of blue as far as the eye can see. If you are lucky, you may also spot pods of migratory whales making their way along the East Coast.
The great expanse of the Great Barrier Reef also sweeps along the length of Queensland’s coastline and makes up the coral reefs of the Whitsundays. Jump off the back of your private charter and snorkel down to this underwater world, renowned as one of the seven natural wonders. Alternatively, take your private yacht’s paddle boards or tender and explore the pristine beaches, secluded coves, and exciting bush walks of the sublime Whitsunday Islands.
Soak up the delights of Sydney
While Sydney was once reserved for sailing yachts, in more recent years, larger superyachts have gravitated towards the waters off Sydney to enjoy the destination’s finest offerings.
Dotted along the city’s Pacific Ocean coastline are a collection of superb beaches, such as Bondi, Coogee and Manly. Here, visitors can enjoy impressive surf and dive spots, as well as internationally celebrated regattas.
Step off board and immerse yourself in the thriving metropolis of the city, including Sydney’s leading galleries and institutions, the unrivalled dining options and the premier resorts offering sumptuous spa treatments.
Sydney is also surrounded by the world’s largest natural harbour and boasts a skyline unlike any other. From the Sydney Opera House to the famed Harbour Bridge, this cultural city’s skyline is arguably best seen from the top deck of your yacht.
Explore The Kimberley
For a more authentic experience and to discover the true spirit of Australia, cruise the northwest region of The Kimberley. Once you have anchored down, hire a jeep and head cross country from Broome to the Dampier Peninsula. With its red rock formations and stunning, picturesque waterfalls, the Australian outback makes for an incredible backdrop for a luxury yacht charter in Australia. Not for the faint-hearted, look out for freshwater crocodiles in the Windjana Gorge National Park!
Alternatively, head to the 350 million-year-old World Heritage-listed site of Purnululu National Park for a sight you will not forget.
With temperatures rarely falling below 26°, make sure to cool off at Mitchell falls to enjoy the full benefits of a waterfall shower. Or, before heading back onboard, relax at Broome Cable Beach, home to 22 kms of luscious white sand.
Dive the Great Barrier Reef
A luxury yacht charter in the Great Barrier Reef is the ultimate way to discover one of the seven wonders of the natural world.
The Great Barrier Reef is a utopia for divers and snorkelers, stretching for more than 3,000 kms along the Queensland coastline and boasting over 3,000 individual reef systems and coral cays. From shallow spots for beginners to deeper dive sites in the outer reefs with dramatic drop-offs and shipwrecks, there are various diving opportunities to experience here.
Set off from Port Douglas for the snorkeling hotspots such as Snapper Island, the famous Ribbon Reefs, Cold Hole, and Lizard Island, all known as the ‘jewels of the reef’. Home to cobalt blue waters and a kaleidoscope of colored reefs, visitors can also expect to share the waters with a myriad of marine life, including whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and thousands of tropical fish species.
For a unique Australian yacht charter experience, rent a seaplane or helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef for breathtaking aerial views.
Australia offers so many varied and wonderful experiences. When you work with an experienced luxury yacht broker you will benefit from in-depth knowledge and advice, coupled with a tailored charter itinerary that suits your needs.
Which one of these Australian hotspots are you most excited about visiting first on your private yacht charter in Australia?