Explore Australia by yacht
What’s great about Australia as a destination for a yacht holiday is that the phrase ‘Seen it all’ does not come into the picture. After all, with a full 7.6 million square kilometers of distinctly Aussie treasures to explore, you’d need at least a dozen lifetimes to begin scratching the surface. In order to begin getting a feel for the incredible sensor feast that is Australia you’ll need at least a month or so – ideally longer.
Yacht charter travelers in particular will find themselves spoilt for choice – the good news being that no matter what you choose, you really can’t go wrong. You’ll start or end your journey in Sydney, which is the ideal location to dip right into the heart of Australian living. Cosmopolitan, affluent and yet striking beautiful and extraordinarily cultural, there is simple no experience that compares with sailing into or out of the city’s iconic harbor for the very first time.
Don’t be put off because its been done before
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef may seem an obvious and heavily traveled spot, but to miss out on its grandeur would be tantamount to criminal. You may think you know what you’re in for, but there’s really nothing that can prepare you for the real thing. Its beauty has a habit of reducing even the most seasoned of global explorers to tears – and then goes double if you indulge in the privilege of chartering a helicopter for a unique overhead view.
The coasts of the north-west are quite dramatically unspoiled and represent a true playground for Mother Nature’s most majestic creatures. Time it right and the local whale shark population might well make its presence known. Right on the opposite end of the country you’ll find Tasmania, which although close to Australia’s main land mass feels almost entirely removed from the Land Down Under you’re just getting acquainted with. And if you find yourself toward the south coast, you’ll be tantalizingly close to Australia’s most opulently luxurious resorts, spas and shopping opportunities, which are just begging to be indulged in.
From the hauntingly deserted beaches of the Whitsunday Islands to the bustling heart of Melbourne and right through to the unearthly and seemingly endless outback, Australia presents a unique and bountiful treasure chest for discerning travelers. And for the yacht charter traveler in particular, a country with more than 10,000 of the world’s finest beaches scattered across 50,000km of coastline…well, the numbers pretty much speak for themselves.