Northrop & Johnson’s talented & experienced Australia-based charter brokers share their best piece of advice for first-time Australia charterers….
“My advice for first-time charterers is to pack your cameras and be ready for a once-on-a-lifetime holiday. Australia is such a large country (in fact, it’s almost the same size as the U.S.), so it’s diverse in its offerings. We can customize an experience unlike any other. I recommend Sydney Harbour for New Year’s Eve — it’s rapidly becoming a bucket-list item for yacht charters. Imagine 90-degree days in the world’s most amazing Harbour; then, as the sun sets behind the iconic Harbour Bridge, the city comes to life with fireworks that are second only to Times Square. Your yacht charter in Sydney is combined with amazing experiences such as
beautiful waterfront restaurants, wine bars, nightclubs, casinos, shopping, surfing lessons in Bondi Beach, a Harbour Bridge climb and sea plane flights, to name a few. Be sure to talk to your charter broker about what you want from your yacht charter experience.”
Managing Director Australia Cameron Bray
“Don’t book your return flights — have an open-ended ticket. Australia is home to some of the most diverse countryside, untouched cruising grounds and unique experiences in the world. From a vast variety of beaches to unique wildlife to cultural diversity, Australia has something for everyone. The Great Barrier Reef is a great place to start an Australia experience. From the pristine beaches and coastline to the abundant coral and wildlife, you honestly could spend hours in the natural beauty. Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is one of the most awe-inspiring destinations not just in Australia, in the world. The sheer size and cultural history will be enough to keep you wanting more. In my opinion Australia is one of the most magical places on earth. We do have more kangaroos than people — that’s all part of the ‘Australian Experience!’”
Charter Broker Crystal Corrin
“I’d love to show you my backyard. If you’re heading Down Under, you need to pack your sense of adventure, your thongs (flip flops) and budgie smugglers! Uniquely Aussie, The Kimberley is untamed, yet one of the most stunning regions in the Southern Hemisphere. If it’s adventure you seek, then you are in for a wild ride as Oz’s waters are famous for abundant wildlife. For those who enjoy the finer things, sit back and relax on the aft deck to witness awe-inspiring outback landscapes and limestone cliffs while sipping Champagne. Why not take the helicopter to a secluded spot? The pilot will pack the lavish picnic, of course! Other things that may float your boat: the captain can maneuver right under waterfalls or take the tender ashore for a hike, to explore the bush and to check out indigenous rock art.”
Charter Broker Andrea Guerin