When you are think of a luxury yacht charter in Australia your mind instantly wanders to the natural beauty, sea life and wildlife of the Great Barrier Reef. However, as this nine day itinerary shows Sydney Harbour’s postcard stocks – the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge – are the tiniest fraction of its attractions. One of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world, its 197 miles of shoreline encompass 21 square miles of water and scenery that runs from cityscapes to quiet inlets on the Hawkesbury River.
This Sydney Harbour itinerary, supplied by Toby Gitsham, former captain of Masteka 2, covers swimming in the wild, world-class golf and everything in between — plus a beach barbie, naturally.
Settle aboard at Jones Bay Wharf and motor under the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Farm Cove, a small bay opposite the Opera House, surrounded by Sydney’s Botanical Garden; lunch while taking in the spectacular view. In late afternoon take a cruise and watch the sunset from the best vantage point on the harbour, Athol Bay, where it’s possible to spend the night.