Beach meets city
8 day itinerary
From stunning beaches and fabulous gardens to quirky cafes, Sydney is the ultimate waterside city. Adventure, relaxation, five-star dining and wildlife are all on your doorstep in our fully flexible itinerary. (All images copyright Tourism Australia & Destination NSW)
Meet the Captain at Sydney International Airport for transfer to your yacht for the week. The yacht will be awaiting your arrival in Jones Bay Wharf. Enjoy lunch as you cruise under the Sydney Harbour Bridge en route to Farm Cove. Enjoy views of the Botanical Gardens and Sydney Opera House, explore The Rocks historic district, take a guided backstage tour of the opera house or, for an adrenaline rush, dare to undertake the unique Bridge Climb. Watch the sunset back onboard from Athol Bay and anchor here for the night.
Perched above Athol Bay, Taronga Zoo sprawls a beautiful 21-hectare site and boasts native Australian creatures from kangaroos to koalas. Dine on the water at Watsons Bay, famed for fresh oysters and seafood as well as wonderful views. Afterwards, walk the coastal track along South Head to encounter one of Australia’s first lighthouses. Active guests can take a surf lesson at the iconic Bondi Beach, before a seaplane over the harbour to Jonah’s at Pittwater Waterways with views over the Tasman Sea.
Spend the day relaxing onboard after a few action-packed days. After breakfast on deck prepared for your taste, cruise to Spit Bridge and Middle Harbour, which boasts a collection of quiet beaches. The yacht will anchor in one of the many pretty anchorages at Sugarloaf Bay. This is a great opportunity to try the yacht’s water seabobs, kayaks or paddleboards. The yacht’s chef will prepare a dinner of fresh seafood which will be served to a backdrop of Bantry Bay.
Head back through Spit Bridge for today’s anchorage at Little Manly Cove. Grab a smoothie in Manly, a buzzing beach town, before a bushland hike through North Head Nature Reserve. Join the small crowd of surfers for a lesson or take the beach walk to Shelley Beach. Alternatively, go whale watching (season dependent) in Store Beach or Quarantine Bay. We can also arrange a round at Royal Sydney Golf Course, host of the Australian Open.
After breakfast onboard, cruise through Sydney Heads and north to Pittwater. Enjoy lunch in a secluded bay at Cottage Point Inn or, for a truly exclusive experience, take the tender to Peats Bite, only accessible by sea and serving high end Australian fare. In the evening, tour Bungan Castle, built in a medieval style in 1919.
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Today we discover the quiet calm bays in Cowan Creek in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The captain will show you the best spots for secluded swimming and fishing, and the crew will transport you ashore by tender for a stunning hike to the America Bay Waterfall. This destination is also home to many Aboriginal Heritage Sites – a guided tour can be arranged. After an active day, enjoy a private Australian barbecue on a deserted beach, before anchoring for the night at Jerusalem Bay.
Take a river cruise up the Hawkesbury River and drink in wonderful views as the captain finds an anchorage for lunch beyond the forest of Dangar Island. Choose a bay for swimming, paddleboarding or fishing and enjoy a fresh seafood lunch onboard. Stay a final night and toast the end of a fantastic trip as the sun sets.
Disembark the yacht and, if you wish, spend more time in the city or travel onwards to another part of Australia.