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“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru
Australia is a one-of-a-kind luxury charter destination, whose territories and landscapes create the perfect harmony between the amazing beauty of the wild nature and the lively urbanity of the cosmopolitan cities.
The harbor of Sydney is home to the symbolic Opera House, which protects the waters of this amazing and charming city. Here, you can try one of the local cafes, or taste one of the delicious Michelin-star restaurants and their numerous renowned Australian wines.
While touring the city, dedicate some of your time to visit the Royal Botanical Garden, and shop at Darling Harbor. Besides, for art enthusiasts, do not miss the chance to visit one of the exhibitions at The Art Gallery of NSW. This art gallery is a must-see for visitors who are highly interested in art. Established in 1871, the gallery has extensive collections of Australian and European art, Aboriginal art and photography, Asian art, as well as periodical exhibitions of famous and emerging artists.
Instead, for sport lovers, there is a wide selection of adventures available, such as walking across the renowned national parks, go sailing on the Sydney Harbor, and practicing kayaking and fishing along the nearby coasts. To benefit from the beauty of the city, there is also the possibility to rent bicycles and cycle around the main urban locations and parks with your friends and family.
For golf players, in the city of Sydney, there is a great 9-hole golf course, characterized by breathtaking landscapes and amazing views on Bondi Beach. For the golf experts who are in search of exclusivity, it is highly recommended to enjoy one of the most known championship golf courses, called “Riverside Oaks”. This course is one-hour drive from Sydney, but if you want to challenge yourself and play by the ocean in one of the best known golf courses of the coast, then it is worth the ride!
To enjoy a gourmet fine dining experience in Sydney, it is highly recommended to book a table at “Quay”. This restaurant has been for years rated as one of the top 50 world’s restaurant, and it offers a fabulous view over all the city.
After dinner, you can experience the local life in the city of Sydney. Try the draft beer made by local small breweries, or taste one of the cocktails in the Glenmore’s rooftop bar in The Rocks, where you will enjoy the local music and the breathtaking views. For more lively pubs with good beer and great water views, it is recommended to go to Manly Wharf. Otherwise, if you have kids, you can choose to take a ferry from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay for harbor views at Watsons Beach Club.
From Sydney, you can head to Brisbane Queensland’s capital located on the Brisbane River. Continuing the travel, you will arrive at the Coral Sea, located off the coast of Cairns, Queensland. In this area, you will find one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, the “Great Barrier Reef”. This magical wonder is one of the world’s largest coral reef system, which comprises more than 3,000 individual reef systems, charming islands, and coral cays.
Furthermore, it is home of different particular and amazing natural beauties, such as 400 different types of corals, giant sea turtles, playful dolphins, clams, and more than 1,500 species of fish. The reef is a truly life-experience to visit and explore. It sits 15 to 150 kilometers off-shore, allowing visitors to experience swimming and diving in this magical and splendid natural wonder.
Besides these two fabulous and well-known locations, Australia hosts a large number of beautiful areas to explore and discover during your yacht charter holiday.
Some of the renowned places to visit are:
The Whitsundays island offers the warmth and beauty of the South Pacific, and the perfect balance between savage landscapes and sophisticated and quality facilities. This wonderful location lies between the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef. Most of the territory is characterized by dense and verdant rainforests, hiking trails, and splendid white beaches.
This island is the largest sand island in the world and the home of numerous natural wonders. It is the only place where tall rainforests grow on sand dunes, with a height of more than 200 meters. The island also hosts numerous perched lakes – formed when the depressions in the dunes are filled with rainwater.
Fraser Island is without any doubt the best place to see baby humpback whales, to experience the thrill of sensational swimming spots, and to enjoy the wonderful panoramic views. Besides swimming in the natural rainwater lakes, experiencing whale-watching, and visiting the local rainforests; do not miss the opportunity to discover the famous 75 Mile Beach Road. Considered one of Australia’s most iconic 4WD adventures and considered one of the best coastal drives in the world, it represents one of the best activities on sight for both children and adults.
Hobart is the capital of Australia’s island state of Tasmania and it is located at the entrance of the Derwent River. It perfectly combines the heritage charm with modern lifestyle and amazing natural beauty.
The city is characterized by an amazing landscape with rugged mountains and picturesque waterways. Besides, it hosts a significant and captivating history, as well as exclusive gourmet restaurants.
Explore Salamanca Place with its famous galleries, theaters, local shops, and restaurants located in old Georgian warehouses. Experience a symbolic walk along Hobart’s iconic waterfront and explore the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. For modern art lovers, it is highly recommended to take a ferry up the river and visit the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) with periodic exhibitions of famous artists.
For gourmet dining try Restaurant Fico with the Italian chef Federica Pisani. The food is considered among the freshest of the state, using local ingredients and adapting it to the Italian way of cooking. Do not forget to try the amazing duck ravioli or tortellini with cheese and truffle. The atmosphere of the restaurant is chic and modern, with exuberant flower arrangements to capture the guest’s attention and create a warm atmosphere. Highly relevant besides the food menu is the wine list, characterized by a large selection of exclusive Italian, French and Tasmanian wines.
Perth is the capital of the Western part of Australia and the fourth-most populous city of the entire state. Australia’s west coast is characterized by a perfect combination of urban life and the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes. While in Perth, do not miss the chance to discover the Laneway Bars in multicultural Northbridge, to explore the Indian Ocean at Cottesloe Beach, and to discover the rare animal “quokka” on Rottnest Island, just off the coast of Perth