Tasmania is an Australian island located about 240 km to the south of Australia from which it is separated by the Bass Strait. The island has shrugged off the stigma of its isolation and the whole world seems to be discovering the physical dazzling, unique and accessible island.
It is an island which has it all – vast, uninhabited slabs of wilderness, the famous Seven Mile beach, its bountiful wildlife in the Narawntapu National Park, its gourmet food and wine in the Tamar Valley, the thriving arts scenes and the new found urban cool.
The island of Tasmania is also renowned to be an ideal yacht charter destination in the area and offers the best sailing vacations. Hobart is the capital waterfront city of the island and lies on the east coast of Australia and is a well-known sailing yacht territory.
The island of Tasmania offers a plethora of entertainment to its visitors and yacht charterers alike. You will have a large choice of outdoor activities including a visit to the numerous parks and forests, sea-kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling, biking, boating, diving, hang gliding, white water rafting, caving and fishing.
Yacht charterers can sail to visit the picturesque Macquarie Harbor which is also known as the Hell’s Gate due to its narrow and completely hazardous entry.
During a visit in the area, you will also see that Tasmania is a place which is all about its natural beauty, coupled with its fine food and wine.
Yacht chartering in Tasmania is a major attraction for both sailors and tourists alike. With its numerous surrounding islands, yacht charterers will have the opportunity not only to discover the natural beauty of the area, but they will also know more about its history.
You will find some sheltered anchorages around Coles Bay which is considered as a little haven for yacht chartering. The Bay is well-protected from the open sea and provides great calm water sailing dotted with a magnificent marine life. During your sailing route, you may encounter seals and dolphins and also have the opportunity to fish.
Hobart is also home to one of the greatest Sailing Yacht Races in the world, the Rolex Sydney, which is particularly spectacular. The race starts on Boxing Day in Sydney and ends at the Hobart waterfront. There are thousands of sailors, families and visitors who come from Tasmania to welcome those who have been brave enough to challenge the Bass Strait.