Top 3 spots to sail a super yacht in Australia

When it comes to choosing a sailing location, we really are spoilt for choice in Australia. This is why we’re taking a moment to write about our favourite spots to explore on a super yacht. If you have a recommendation, please feel free to share it on our Facebook page, or in the comments section below.

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  1. The Whitsundays

When it comes to breathtaking spots, the Whitsundays is hard to beat. The Whitsundays is a chain of 150 islands and islets, which span the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. This means there are plenty of undeveloped islands to explore on your east coast adventure.

The most popular spots to moor are Hamilton, Hayman, South Molle and Daydream, but don’t forget about the lesser-known islands, which are just as pristine. If you do manage to disembark, you’ll find most of the islands are National Parks, with beautiful rainforests and great hiking trails.

Tourist spots such as Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island are hubs for alfresco restaurants, which perfectly complement the balmy tropical weather. Expect loads of fresh, local produce and the kind of relaxed service you’d expect from a place where the sun always shines.

  1. Sydney Harbour

This one may seem obvious, but it certainly deserves a place on our list. Sydney Harbour is a spectacular spot to sail a super yacht – especially if you’re partial to views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

Of course, Sydney Harbour can get busy, as can its famous neighbour, Darling Harbour. If you are looking for something more secluded, there are plenty of bays hidden away in close proximity to both of these more bustling spots.

An example is Pittwater, about 45 minutes from Sydney Harbour. Here, you’ll get nearly the same space to cruise as Sydney Harbour, with the benefit of fewer people. Along the edge of the shore, you’ll find rugged bush land, and some great bays too moor and explore too.

  1. D’Entrecasteaux Channel

Located between southeast Tasmania and Bruny Island, the D’Entrecasteaux Channel was once a busy shipping route for sealers, whalers and timber-haulers. These days, the cooler climate and breathtaking scenery makes it a ‘must-sail’ for super yacht explorers.

Tasmania is famous for its rugged yet beautiful wilderness, which undulates the coastline. Along the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, you can moor at Constitution Dock and head in to Hobart for world-class food and wine.

If you do visit Hobart, don’t forget to drop into MONA (The Museum of Old and New Art). MONA is a privately funded gallery, carved out of a giant cave on the Berriedale peninsula. It features some of the most progressive and controversial art pieces in the world. In short, it’s well worth stepping onto land for.


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