Last Updated March 23, 2021 3/23/2021

15 Coolest Boats in Australia You Can Rent on Airbnb

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Australia’s harbors and rivers are visually significant staples of the overall landscape, offering plenty of outdoor adventures, including boating. Sure, you can walk to the edge and take in the beauty, or you can book a floating Airbnb for a literally immersive experience. Stay in vessels that are tucked beside bustling cities, or opt for nature enveloped abodes that come equipped with kayaks. Some of our picks allow folks to dip their toes into both nature and the city. Australia has some pretty stellar boat Airbnbs, but we think these are the coolest.

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Watershed - Brooklyn
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Watershed

Watershed - Brooklyn

Like a swanky modern home afloat in Australia’s Hawkesbury River system, the catamaran is most definitely definable as a luxe abode. You have the option to be docked in different mesmerizing locations, and the open, airy interiors with sleek wooden floors open up to the views as if they belong together. Come see this solar-powered beauty for yourself.

Close to The Sydney Harbour Bridge - Lavender Bay
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You can't get closer to The Sydney Harbour Bridge

Close to The Sydney Harbour Bridge - Lavender Bay

No doubt, the views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge might be the very best from this Lavender Bay accommodation. The stay is simplistic and quite private as the captain leaves you to enjoy the night on your own aboard the 40 foot Bavaria yacht. Wood finishes, a kitchen for prepping food and skylights for constant natural light are some of the exciting features. But be aware that you’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag and food to avoid extra fees.

Stay on the Water at Sydney's Darling Harbour - Sydney
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Stay on the water at Sydney's Darling Harbour

Stay on the Water at Sydney's Darling Harbour - Sydney

A Riviera 36 foot cruiser right on the cusps of Sydney’s entertainment district sits scenically in Darling Harbor. Feel the waves lap against the side while knowing you can disembark anytime to grab something tasty to eat. However, many food places will deliver, so guests can have a romantic evening in the water without ever having to leave.

Magical Yacht Stay Sydney Harbour - Lavender Bay
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Magical Yacht Stay Sydney Harbour

Magical Yacht Stay Sydney Harbour - Lavender Bay

Get an up-close view of the Harbor Bridge in Lavender Bay, and experience traversing around—something many boat Airbnbs don’t offer. Accommodations are cozy but svelte, as this is, of course, a 2015 Bavaria Cruiser 33. Complete with swim platform, hot showers and scenic lounging spots, this is a true yacht experience.

Hindmarsh Island Escape Onboard 'Eliza Jane' - Hindmarsh Island
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Hindmarsh Island Escape Onboard 'Eliza Jane'

Hindmarsh Island Escape Onboard 'Eliza Jane' - Hindmarsh Island

The Eliza Jane is like a water boutique hotel. Built out of beautiful woods with immense craftsmanship all the way back in the 1940s, much of that vibrant character is carried through to this day. Of course, the hosts have done a spectacular job of making things feel even more luxurious. Sink into ultra-plush bedding and relax on the deck in lounge chairs.

Luxury on the Water - Docklands
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Luxury on the water

Luxury on the Water - Docklands

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live like the rich and famous? Spending days on a boat, with lavish features, all while being served delicious food, chilled champagne, and so on? The hosts for this Airbnb have designed the experience to be just that. Different packages can be customized to fulfill your dreams.

Taylor Made Escapes - Palm Beach
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Taylor Made Escapes

Taylor Made Escapes - Palm Beach

Literally made for fun in the sun, guests can leap off the side platform to swim in the ocean. Snorkels and goggles are included! This boat is simply stunning and has a cozy feel. While being compact, the aesthetics still have a significant glamorous vibe.

Romantic Getaway on Luxury Motor Yacht - Church Point
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Below Deck Romantic Getaway On a Luxury Motoryacht

Romantic Getaway on Luxury Motor Yacht - Church Point

The great part about this boat rental is that guests will be able to stay on board while having access to land amenities as well. This part of Australia is located near a majestic national park, which definitely should be explored if the conditions are right. A seafood platter or other food upgrades can be added to your stay!

Wavelength Harbour Cruises - Rose Bay, Sydney
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Wavelength Harbour Cruises. Rose Bay, Sydney

Wavelength Harbour Cruises - Rose Bay, Sydney

Can you imagine embarking on a sunset tour of Sydney’s most incredible stops, but then not having to disembark? You’ll be left with delicious food to cook up on the grill, along with champagne and a scenic place to lay your head. Sounds totally dreamy right?

Grey Dawn @ Coorong Quays - Hindmarsh Island
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Grey Dawn - Coorong Quays

Grey Dawn @ Coorong Quays - Hindmarsh Island

With a highly authentic feel, this beautiful schooner is equipped with intricate antiques and other maritime memorabilia. Any enthusiast will be in heaven. Meeting all of the necessary needs, guests will have a kitchen on board, comfy places to relax along with a toilet and shower. Other amenities are available on dry land.

Southern Comfort @ Goolwa - Hindmarsh Island
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Southern Comfort - Goolwa

Southern Comfort @ Goolwa - Hindmarsh Island

It’s nearly impossible not to imagine yourself with a cocktail in hand while soaking up the sun when merely sifting through the photos of this alluring vessel. Bedrooms feel more like hotel rooms, with high-end bedding and an open overall feel.

Romantic Yacht Stay - Manly
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Romantic Yacht Stay in Manly

Romantic Yacht Stay - Manly

It really might not get more romantic than this. Guests will be escorted out to the boat and will be anchored in a peaceful bay for the night. No one will be on board but the two of you. Upgrades, such as paddleboards and scattered rose petals on the bed can be added to the experience.

Your Own Private 48-Foot Yacht - Cammeray
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Your own private 48ft yacht

Your Own Private 48-Foot Yacht - Cammeray

A beautiful element exists aboard this yacht, which was first built in the 1950s. Lovingly restored in the 1980s, and currently undergoing even more upgrades, this floating hotel is a special place to be. Just a few minutes from Sydney, there is the added bonus of convenience.

Sabby at Coorong Quays - Hindmarsh Island
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"Sabby @ Coorong Quays"

Sabby at Coorong Quays - Hindmarsh Island

All the basics are tucked away in this classic schooner that will really immerse guests into the nautical world of boat stays. Teak interiors add the warm, welcoming factor to this Hindmarsh Island based vessel.

Nautical Bed & Breakfast Melbourne - Docklands, Victoria
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Nautical Bed & Breakfast Melbourne

Nautical Bed & Breakfast Melbourne - Docklands, Victoria

Simple, charming and affordable, this bed and breakfast is good about not having hidden fees, and even a basic breakfast is included. Who doesn’t love a good bowl of cereal? So if looking to celebrate a special occasion low key, the Docklands based boat awaits.

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