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Specials available on selected dates only and subject to limited availability

  • 6-course degustation dining
  • Optional Gold selection of Penfold’s private bin and vintage wines
  • Gold personalised service
  • Live music Sat-Sun

Exquisite Gold Dining with Paired Wines

The quintessential gourmet food and wine experience on Sydney Harbour. For that truly special occasion or corporate entertaining, our Gold Penfolds Dinner is an unforgettable waterfront restaurant experience where every detail matters. Leave inspired, sated and breathless as you and your guests are treated to not only the view, but a swathe of plate matched Penfolds wines including the classic St Henri Shiraz.

Penfolds collection of benchmark wines are compelling for collectors and drinkers the world over. Since 1844, Penfolds has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking in the constant and endless pursuit of quality. They exude both celebration and excitement.

All options feature

  • Stunning Sydney Harbour city lights by night
  • Premium seating and million-dollar views
  • Six Course Degustation Dining including our famous Seared Scallops and Beef Tenderloin
  • Live music Sat-Sun and selected special events
  • 2-3 hours – 1 to 2 circuits of Sydney Harbour onboard our air-conditioned super-cruiser Sydney 2000
  • Gold personalised service
  • A photographer’s and Instagrammer’s dream with spacious outdoor open leisure decks to capture Sydney’s iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge by night

Captain's Recommendation

  • We highly recommend joining the cruise from Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1 at 7.00pm on Friday and Saturday nights, to enjoy the full 3-hour Gold Dining and Cruise experience.
  • Other nights there is a choice of departures at 5:00pm from Darling Harbour or 5:30pm from Circular Quay for a 2-hour experience.
  • Guests joining the earlier departures can extend their cruise by an additional 30 minutes by disembarking at an alternative location from the one they boarded (Darling Harbour to Circular Quay, or Circular Quay to Darling Harbour).
  • Please check Departure Details for timetable variations.

Gold Penfolds Dinner

Also includes

  • An outstanding Gold beverage selection
  • Penfolds' private bin and vintage wines to complement each course including the St Henri Shiraz
  • House spirits, liqueurs, beers and soft drinks


Gold Dinner - No Drinks

Available for purchase onboard

  • A comprehensive range of Sydney inspired cocktails, Champagne, Sparkling, Red and White Wines
  • Spirits including a selection of Gins, Whisky & Bourbon, Vodka, Brandy,
  • Top shelf liqueurs
  • Soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea


Gold Penfolds Dinner & Wine Menu (PDF)

Gold Dinner - No Drinks Menu (PDF) | Beverage List

Celebration Desserts & Cakes (PDF)

Special Menus and Dietary Requests: As this is a specialty menu we regret there are no special diet variations available. If a guest in your party is vegetarian or gluten free, we can offer an entrée, main-course and dessert from our Starlight Dinner menu, however discounts do not apply. Special menus may also operate on special event dates. View our menus for full details.


    Valid to 31Mar24Price
    Gold Penfolds Dinner
    Gold Dinner (no drinks)

    Optional Extras

    Guaranteed Window Seating

    Expansive windows throughout our vessels offer superb viewing no matter where you are seated. For those who wish to guarantee window seating, surcharges apply. Please note surcharges apply to all guests on the same table/booking.

    Guaranteed Window Seating$15 per person

    Retail rates are valid to 31 March 2024. All prices are per person. Specials subject to change.

    Weekly Schedule

    The Gold Penfolds Dinner picks up from Darling Harbour, then Circular Quay before making a circuit of the Harbour. View the full timetable.

    Gold Dinner Departs From Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1


    From Circular Quay Wharf 6
    Friday & SaturdayDepart 7:00pm
    Disembark 10:00pm
    Disembark 9:30pm
    Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday
    Check availability for additional departures
    Depart 5:00pm (boarding 4:45pm)
    Disembark 7:00pm
    Depart 5:30pm
    Disembark 7:30pm
    * Vivid Sydney
    24 May - 15 June 2024
    Wednesday - Sunday
    and Monday 10 June
    Depart 7:00pm
    Disembark 10:00pm
    Disembark Only 9.30pm

    NOTE: During Vivid Sydney 24 May - 15 June 2024, this cruise departs at 7pm Wednesday to Sunday, and Monday 10 June, from Darling Harbour King Street Wharf 1 only and returns at 10:00pm. There are no Circular Quay departures or disembarkations available.

    Please note special timetables and vessels operate on selected dates. Explore our timetable section for the latest information

      Groups of 10 or more guests

      10% off already discounted online prices
      Valid on the Gold Dinner, Starlight Dinner, Sunset Dinner, Top Deck Lunch and High Tea cruises in our public restaurant decks, excluding selected special events.
      Book online and only pay 30% deposit
      with the balance due 7-days prior to cruise date
      More Info - How to Book & Pay for a Group Online
      Private Rooms
      Book a private room with your own private cocktail deck. Private rooms are suitable for 2 to 60 guests. Private decks are available for larger groups. Prices are based on bespoke food and drink menus. Contact our Events Team.

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      Wharf Check-in Offices

      Please ensure you check which of these locations your cruise departs from, this information can be found on your booking documentation.

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