Charter a luxury yacht in Australia and you can choose your adventure: will it be the blend of city and nature of Sydney, the 12,000km of coastline in Western Australia, the tropical island paradise of the Whitsundays – or something else?
Australia’s world-famous Whitsunday Islands National Park is an experience of a lifetime. Discover world-class diving and snorkelling, explore uninhabited islands and drop anchor in secluded bays of the Coral Sea; your very own spot of paradise.
Dive the coral gardens of Manta Ray Bay with their underwater valleys and caves or slip into the warm water of the Nara Inlets and watch as shoals of brightly coloured reef fish. Get up close with sharks and turtles or hang out with the island’s friendly population of Maori wrasse.
Head to Sydney for a blend of world-famous beaches, iconic views, wildlife encounters, and lots of outdoor activities. Combine nature with the very best of the city’s highlights, like a twilight bridge climb, a private visit to Taronga Zoo, and limitless shopping and dining destinations. Discover Aboriginal heritage sites at the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and explore 15,000 hectares of lush rainforest.
Or choose Western Australia, where you’ll have 12,000km of coastline to cruise. The point where the Indian and Southern oceans merge, it boasts spectacular scenery set against a backdrop of cobalt skies and endless sunshine. Plus, it’s an up-and-coming charter destination, full of world-class sailing, fishing and diving in the turquoise waters of the Coral Coast.
Begin your Australia superyacht charter in the Whitsundays on Hamilton Island. Fly into the Great Barrier Reef Airport at lunchtime and transfer by buggy to the marina where your captain and crew will be waiting to welcome you aboard. Take time in the afternoon to explore the island’s bushland, keeping an eye out for koalas, kangaroos and wallabies before heading to hilltop lookout One Tree Hill for an evening cocktail as the sun sets over the Coral sea.
This morning you’ll sail north to nearby Whitehaven Beach, one of the most scenic and famous beaches in the world. Whitehaven offers 6km of pristine white sand and is the perfect setting for a day of sunbathing, swimming or snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of the bay. Head ashore and explore the hidden trails that wind through the Whitsunday Islands National Park or take a tender and enjoy a spot of fishing as dolphins play around your yacht. Tonight, you’ll drop anchor in Tongue Bay where you’ll have the option to hike up to Hill Inlet Lookout at sunset to enjoy spectacular views of Whitehaven Beach below.
Start the day with a short cruise from Tongue Bay to rugged Hook island with its secluded bays and inlets. Set within the Whitsundays National Park, venture inland to discover scenic waterfalls and hidden caves deep within the island’s lush forests. You'll have the chance to enjoy world-class diving and snorkelling in the warm water of the Nara Inlets and watch shoals of brightly coloured fish including Giant Trevally and Parrotfish. As night falls, cruise the four-hour journey from Hook Island to Black Reef. A truly memorable experience, watch huge grouper fish as they accompany you on your way to the Great Barrier Reef.
Cruise to Airlie Beach, a laid-back coastal town fringed by palm trees. Stroll through the marina and discover the island’s boutiques and cafes or shop for souvenirs at the local arts and crafts market. Spend the evening enjoying ultra-fresh seafood and live music at one of the island’s waterfront bistros overlooking the Coral Sea.
Cruise up the coast to the Daintree Rainforest, one of the oldest rainforests on the planet. Transfer to Daintree by helicopter and enjoy a private walking tour as you explore the spectacular flora and fauna of this ancient tropical paradise. Home to an endless variety of wildlife, from the Cassowary to the saltwater crocodile, Daintree promises to be one of the highlights of your Australian superyacht charter.
Sail to the Nara Inlet as you journey back to Hamilton Island. Situated on the southern tip of Hook Island, Nara Inlet offers you the opportunity to go ashore and learn more about the Aboriginal culture. Follow a gentle trail through the bush and see Hook Island’s impressive waterfall and explore the ancient caves decorated with paintings dating back thousands of years. Relax in the afternoon with the yacht’s collection of water toys in the turquoise waters of the bay.
On the final morning of your Australian superyacht charter, cruise back down the coast to Hamilton Island. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to play a round of golf at the world-class 18-hole Dent Island golf course before finishing your trip.