Exploring the Great Barrier Reef with Rebecca, read about her First-Hand Experience

Embarking on a journey to Northern Queensland turned out to be an unexpected delight for our senior Australian charter executive Rebecca Montgomery, who shares her firsthand experience of exploring this tropical paradise here.

From the vibrant city of Cairns to the untouched splendour of Lizard Island, this region offers a diversity of experiences from tranquil rainforest explorations to exhilarating reef adventures that will captivate you and leave you with cherished memories.

Discover the perfect blend of onshore adventure and exploration, and onboard pampering through a luxury yacht charter. Options such as FLYING FISH and BELUGA present the opportunity to embrace the best of both worlds. With the freedom to engage in a myriad of land-based activities effortlessly from your yacht, your vacation becomes an all-encompassing experience.  

Whether you're a family seeking bonding moments, or a group of friends in search of thrills, a luxury yacht charter in Northern Queensland has something exceptional for everyone.

Cairns: Where Reef Meets Rainforest

Cairns, often dubbed the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, effortlessly blends adventure with luxury; coastal charm with urban energy. Explore the Marlin Marina, a hub of activity where luxury yachts and a vibrant waterfront create a bustling atmosphere. For an unforgettable dining experience, the restaurant Salt House, situated within the marina, is a must-visit. With its stylish design and open-air layout, Salt House seamlessly blends stunning views with exceptional cuisine. From fresh seafood to modern Australian dishes, the menu is a celebration of local flavours prepared with creativity and finesse.

@Salthouse Restaraunt

While C’est Bon is a culinary gem nestled in the heart of Cairns, offering an exquisite dining experience that captures the essence of French cuisine with a modern twist. Whether you're savouring a leisurely degustation lunch or indulging in a sumptuous dinner, C'est Bon promises a culinary journey that delights the senses and leaves a lasting impression.

@Nu Nu Restaurant

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque coastal town Palm Cove, Nu Nu presents a menu that celebrates the best of local and seasonal produce. With a strong focus on sustainability and creativity, the dishes crafted by the skilled chefs showcase the unique ingredients of the region.

Nature's Playground: Copperlode Dam and Mt Lamb National Park

For those yearning to explore nature's wonders, venture inland to discover Copperlode Dam, a serene reservoir nestled amidst rainforest-clad hills and a paradise for water enthusiasts. Set against a backdrop of lush rainforest, the dam offers kayaking, paddleboarding, and amazing fishing in a serene setting. The nearby Mt Lamb National Park promises hiking trails that lead to breathtaking viewpoints, granting you panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscapes and coastal beauty.

Journey Through the Rainforest: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

@Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

 Unleash your inner explorer with a journey on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Glide above the treetops, witnessing the majesty of the ancient rainforest from a unique vantage point. With stops that allow you to immerse yourself in the forest, this experience provides a deep connection to the natural beauty of Northern Queensland.

Accessible via this iconic cableway or the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, is Kuranda, a charming village that exudes a unique blend of bohemian allure and natural beauty. Once in Kuranda, visitors can explore vibrant markets, boutiques, and galleries that showcase local arts and crafts.

Lizard Island: A Pristine Luxurious Oasis

Lizard Island, a paradise nestled within the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, is a evidence of the raw beauty of nature. This remote tropical oasis is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear turquoise waters.

@ Lizard Island

A visit to the Lizard Island Resort is only possible if you stay there as a guest pre or post your charter. From snorkelling and diving in the vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life to hiking through lush trails that lead to panoramic viewpoints, Lizard Island is a playground for adventure enthusiasts and those seeking relaxation alike.

Port Douglas and the Magnificent Reefs

Port Douglas, a charming coastal town, serves as the gateway to the renowned coral reefs. Embark on a reef adventure to witness the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef up close. Snorkel or dive amongst vibrant marine life, coral formations, and the mesmerizing underwater landscapes that make this UNESCO World Heritage Site truly exceptional.

Two of the luxury charter yachts available in this area are FLYING FISH & BELUGA:


FLYING FISH, a 108ft (32.9m) masterpiece from Warren Yachts was crafted for both relaxation and adventure.


Spread across three decks, FLYING FISH offers expansive outdoor lounging spaces and breathtaking views. Indoors, the lavish saloon with its generous windows creates a beautiful space for taking in the stunning passing landscapes. Designed by Sam Sorigivani, the interiors exude elegance and comfort.


FLYING FISH features four luxurious staterooms, including a master with spa bath and two twin rooms. Equipped with an array of water toys, a jet tender, and even a helipad, the vessel promises unparalleled adventure.


BELUGA, a 114ft (34.7m) Dutch-built explorer-style superyacht, is your gateway to unparalleled luxury and exploration. Crafted with a 4,000nm range and spacious beam, BELUGA blends opulence with adventure.


Its sundeck boasts a 4-person jacuzzi and covered dining area, while the upper deck offers a spacious dining and lounge zone. The 'monkey island' platform provides breathtaking views, ideal for whale watching or sunset cocktails.


Inside, BELUGA's warm ambiance features marine-themed art and a SONOS Entertainment system. Accommodating 10 guests in five staterooms, including a full-beam master suite, BELUGA promises an exceptional charter experience. Its extensive water toys and tender options, including a chase boat for fishing and diving, complete the adventure.


From the lively city of Cairns to the untouched splendours of Lizard Island, Northern Queensland offers a diverse tapestry of experiences that cater to every traveller’s desires; this tropical paradise beckons with its natural beauty and endless opportunities for exploration. So, contact Rebecca Montgomery today for a first-hand introduction to the magic of Northern Queensland and the luxury charter yachts available there.


Disclaimer: The information about luxury yachts displayed on this page is merely informational and these yachts are not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor are they represented or marketed in anyway by Luxury Charter Group. This web page and the superyacht information contained herein is not contractual. All yacht specifications and information is displayed in good faith but Luxury Charter Group does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the current accuracy, completeness, validity, or usefulness of any superyacht information and/or images displayed. All boat information is subject to change without prior notice and may not be current.

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