The Great Southern Route : 2008 - 2009
GSR | 161 Newcastle Harbour is a deep-water port with no draft or air-draft restrictions and is home to superyacht shipyards Azzura Yachts and Sensation Yachts Australia. It is a great place for crew to spend extended periods during refits. PORT STEPHENS. Port Stephens is the perfect place for superyachts to spend some time cruising. The region offers exceptional game fishing plus beach, rock and estuary fishing. Port Stephens has numerous large marinas located on the southern shore, the largest of which is D'Alboras's Nelsons Bay. From Port Stephens it is only 40 minutes by road to the Hunter Valley Wine District which boasts many high quality wineries producing some of Australia's best vintages. NSW NORTH COAST. The North Coast of New South Wales, from Port Stephens to Tweed Heads, is famous for its sub-tropical climate and the multitude of pristine sandy beaches and marine habitat. Superyachts cruising this area of the coast will be able to find shelter at various locations, depending on weather. Points of interest include Port Macquarie, Trial Bay, Coffs Harbour, Clarence River and Byron Bay. NSW SOUTH COAST. The South Coast of NSW, also known as the Sapphire Coast, is picturesque and has two places in particular that can offer an interesting diversion for guests or shelter from inclement weather. They are Eden and Jervis Bay. Eden is almost equidistant between Sydney and Melbourne. NSW Superyacht Industry Association Superyacht Sydney, the NSW Superyacht Industry Association has over 60 member companies, all of whom are leaders in their fields at providing visiting superyachts the services that they require. Their details and services are listed at www.superyachtsydney.com.au. Services provided range from marinas and shipyards, engine repairers and painters, hotels, agents, and just about every other conceivable service a visiting superyacht may need. The members of the Association all work together in a cohesive fashion in order to provide visiting superyachts with the high quality service and support they expect in other yachting regions around the world. BERTHING. Rozelle Bay Superyacht Marina, built specifically to cater for demand generated in the lead up to the Millennium celebrations and Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, now stands as a post Olympic legacy for superyachts visiting Sydney and wishing to moor securely in a facility located in a well protected bay close to the city. Additionally, Sydney now offers what is arguably the most picturesque and well located superyacht berthing facility in the world, nestled between the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
2010 - 2011