Sun drenched relaxation on a yacht charter in Australia
Australia is the ultimate winter sun destination, seasons in the South Pacific & Australasia being completely opposite to those in the Northern hemisphere. From December to February expect beach barbeques and lively summertime festivals, from Sydney’s Mardi Gras to the Chinese New Year parade. A permanently pleasant climate makes this extraordinary country ideal for year-round superyacht charter – Australia offers breathtaking natural beauty and bustling attractions 24/7.
Sydney is one of the world’s coolest cities, combining laid-back beachy lifestyle with world-class restaurants and nightlife. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge for an exhilarating tour of the city’s history. Venture to the Blue Mountains for hikes over the waterfalls, offering jaw-dropping vertiginous views on your yacht charter. Australia promises world-class sailing charters around the Whitsundays, while The Great Barrier Reef is renowned for its marine diving – your boat crew can guide you away from the tourist areas to unspoilt areas of vibrant coral.
For those who seek adventure on a yacht charter, new zealand beckons
Laid-back charm abounds in New Zealand. A beguiling mix of landscapes and cultures, from buzzing Auckland to the vast Middle Earth-like wilderness inland, New Zealand is perfect for everything from family boat charters to a dreamy romantic getaway. Here you can hike through verdant forests (locals call it ‘tramping’), scale mountains, sail through fjords, dive into lakes, and relax on beaches. Maori culture is woven through everyday life. New Zealand yacht charters will be treated to their outstanding local produce – look forward to organic meats and world-class wine. There are nine epic great walks here, all just waiting to be explored.
New Zealand has a lot to offer yachts all year round, but from December through to February it really comes alive. Promising warm, sunny days that stretch out leisurely, and festivals that make the most of these long sunlit hours, you’l feel wrapped up in the local culture in no time. Head to Gisborne got its New Year’s Eve rhythm and vines festivities and watch the first sunrise of the year. Make sure your yacht has plenty of boards – the surf is superb and plentiful during these months, and the sea is delightfully warm. The South Pacific & Australasia is an epic watersports playground and there is especially great sailing on offer for New Zealand yacht charters, with Auckland known as the ‘City of Sails’.