Located just south of Brisbane and north of NSW, the Gold Coast is famed for its endless sandy coastline, meandering waterways, lush rainforests and laid back beach life. With an inviting subtropical climate and ample opportunity for enjoying the water both above and beneath the waves, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the top destinations in Australia.
There’s no better way to make the most of everything on offer than onboard a luxury yacht charter. Enjoy long lazy days, soaking up the sun with maximum privacy and comfort. Plus, when you travel on an Ahoy Club charter, you can expect a full crew and private chef will be ready to take care of your every need, so you can spend more time relaxing without a care in the world.
To help get your luxurious Gold Coast yacht hire off to an amazing start, here are some of the best-hidden gems to explore in and around the Gold Coast.
Make Your Next Holiday One to Remember
When it comes to stunning beaches, cobalt blue waters, watersports galore and plenty of fun under the warm Queensland sun, the Gold Coast is the place to be. With a large selection of luxury superyachts to choose between, you can count on Ahoy Club from the moment you step aboard – making iconic destinations legendary.
With decades of experience within the luxury yacht industry, combined with our dedicated Ahoy Concierge team and hand-picked crew members, you choose the time and place and we’ll take care of the rest.
Explore South Stradbroke Island
If you cruise about 1-2km across the Broadwater, you will come across a little slice of paradise called South Stradbroke Island. This completely unique, tucked away island sets itself apart from the crowd, boasting a combination of stunning sandy beaches and natural bushland. The perfect place to drop anchor and make the most of the calm, crystal blue waters, enjoy an afternoon of swimming, snorkelling and paddle boarding before cocktails on the deck.
The Shipwrecks of Moreton Island
Home to 102 shipwrecks, Moreton Island offers spectacular snorkelling, diving and swimming opportunities. Of all the wrecks around the island, 15 of them were purposely sunk to create a breakwater and harbour for local recreational boat owners in 1963. On land, steep sand dunes are perfect for a spot of sandboarding, while corals on the west side bring schools of tropical fish within easy reach.
Moreton Island is also home to pods of dolphins who are always eager to meet anyone with a fish or two in hand. Make your way up to Cape Moreton for a spot of migratory whale watching, and don’t forget to visit Blue Lagoon for a swim in crystal clear waters surrounded by native wildlife and beautiful bushland. Being an island, the best way to get here is by yacht, affording you the luxury of taking your time and exploring the beauty of this hidden gem.
Cruise through Broadwater
Conveniently located in the Southern Downs region of Queensland, Broadwater is a large, cosmopolitan estuary fringed by Stradbroke Island. Upscale restaurants and bars await, with world-class facilities and amenities to hand on land. On land, Broadwater creek water holes are ideal for a refreshing dip surrounded by rainforest and local wildlife.
Of course, the main draw to the area is the harbour zone, where you can indulge in fresh seafood or stock up on local treats right on the water’s edge. At night, the cosmopolitan skyline creates the perfect backdrop for dinner on deck before relaxing in the jacuzzi, while staring up at a dark canvas of twinkling stars.
Explore Wave Break Island
One of the main attractions of this largely secluded artificial island is the fact that it has escaped any kind of development. The waters around the island are calm and shallow, great for water activities. Plenty of tropical fish, rays and dolphins can be found here, while the inshore location provides ample protection from ocean swells.
Make the most of unspoiled beauty from the comfort of the deck, sipping on flutes of bubbles and a feast of fresh seafood or local cuisine. Kayak, dive, snorkel, swim and relax to your heart’s content before heading back to the nearby Broadwater Marina.
Picture Perfect Peel Island
Another stunning slice of paradise, Peel Island is nestled in Moreton Bay just off of North Stradbroke Island. Enjoy soaking up the warm sun in crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and mangrove-lined bays. Horseshoe Bay is frequented by luxury yachts and watercraft, mainly due to being a popular place for kayaking, snorkelling, swimming, and water sports.
More than just another quiet island, head inland, and you’ll be gifted with a glimpse of its past as a leper colony. In the northwest of Peel Island, the old colony town still stands, while plenty of tracks guide you across the island surrounded by over 74 species of birds and plenty of peace and quiet.
Looking for the perfect place to spend the day swimming in stunning crystal blue waters, hanging out and enjoying your water toys, or a place to cast your fishing line? Then look no further than Jumpinpin!
This hidden gem is located between North Stradbroke Island and South Stradbroke Island, and its only accessible by the water. It’s the most beautiful place to drop anchor for the day and soak up the sunny weather.
The Ultimate Gold Coast Yacht Charter
From the moment of first contact to the day your trip ends, you are assured of impeccable levels of service, superior attention to detail and 24/7 access to the Ahoy Club Concierge team.
Make every moment count with luxury yachts fitted with modern facilities, stylish amenities, thoughtful design and a private crew to take care of you. Better still, our online booking platform makes finding the ultimate yacht for your trip simple and seamless.
Ready to discover the jewel of Queensland in style? Get in touch or view our range of luxury yachts on the Gold Coast today.