Luxury Yacht Charter Tasmania
Yacht Charter in Tasmania
Tasmania is the southern most state of Australia, an island the size of Scotland, or Hokkaido, in Japan. It lies just 250 kilometers south of the state of Victoria, and is the ideal place in which to charter as it is the perfect size. The coast, of which there are 5,400 kilometers, is stunning with a contrast of towering cliffs and white sandy beaches interspersed with charming fishing villages. There are approximately 334 islands surrounding Tasmania which are just waiting to be explored.
Tasmania is itself the 26th largest island in the world, leaving plenty of remote and undiscovered destinations along its vast coastline. It is also Australia’s most geographically diverse state despite being its smallest. The more than 40% land mass covered by national parks and UNESCO World Heritage sites is testament to the sublime beauty of this island nation.
The diversity of its land is shared by its seas. Tasmania offers its seafarers plenty, from inviting ports to picturesque deserted waters, from rising sea cliffs to the exhilarating surfing waves of the Great Southern Ocean. Tasmania is truly a yachting paradise.
In Tasmania, you will find a charming and warm people with an equally steadfast passion for sailing. With more boats per head than any other state and an historic love of the abundant local seafood, you are sure to find a friendly welcome wherever you lay anchor.
Starting in the capital, Hobart, located on the South coast upon the Derwent River, many of Tasmania’s most visited attractions are accessible by yacht: the impeccable coastal routes alongside Bruny Island further south, the modest fishing villages of the Huon river, the peaceful waters of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and the luscious vineyards to the East of the Coal River Valley.
All of these stunning natural attractions draw thousands to Hobart in the summer when sailing boats fill the quaint port town to witness the finish of the world-famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race which is then followed by the biennial Australian Wooden Boat Festival in February.
The East Coast is an equally popular yacht charter destination for entirely different reasons. Enjoy the expansive beaches of golden sand and lush scenery of the Freycinet Peninsula with its pink granite mountains, Maria Island and the Bay of Fires (one of Lonely Planet's top 10 regions in the world). Keen divers will also find a playground of sheer rock walls, caves and coves, rare marine wildlife and world-famous kelp forests.
Marinas in Tasmania
There are several first-class marinas in Tasmania:
Bellerive Yacht Club
Tel: +613 6244 1353
Kings Pier Marina
Tel: +613 6235 1036
Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania
Tel: +613 6243 9021
Old Seaport Marina
Tel: +614 3934 3798
Oyster Cove Marina
Tel: +613 6267 4446
Tamara Yacht Club
Tel: +613 6331 8013
York Cove Marina
Tel: +613 6382 9900
Weather in Tasmania
Tasmania has a mild, temperate maritime climate, with four distinct seasons. Summers are mild, with any hot periods rarely lasting more than a few days. Temperatures remain around 24C. Winters are not excessively cold, ranging from between 12-14C.
Top Five Things to do in Tasmania:
- Sail out to Bruny Island to see the seals hang out.
- Anchor in the remote bay of Port Davey and experience the true Tasmania.
- Play a round of golf at Barnbougle Dunes, one of the premier golf courses.www.barnbougledunes.com.au
- White water-raft in the wild Franklin River.
- 5. Tour the Tasmanian Wine Route.
Top 5 Restaurants in Tasmania:
- For the best baked bread in Tasmania go to Lebrina Restaurant, in Hobart. Tel: +613 6228 7775
- The Stackings at Peppermint Bay is a charming restaurant in a stunning location. Tel: +613 6267 4088
- Remi de Provence is the place to come for fine French wine: by the bottle, glass or box. Tel: +613 6223 3933
- Visitors to Sandy Bay are recommended to book a table at Prossers on the Beach for great seafood. www.prossersonthebeach.com
- For a memorable Spanish meal try Marque IV.www.marqueiv.com.au