Rocket Sightseeing

Jump on the Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer for a single loop of Sydney Harbour on a rocket sightseeing tour. See all the famous landmarks as you travel between Circular Quay and Manly, stopping briefly at various locations around the Harbour. The cruise takes approximately 80 minutes and departs regularly throughout the day from Circular Quay between 9:30am and 3:00pm.

When in Sydney do what the locals do and travel on the harbour highway. The official Sydney Harbour Explorer travels between the Harbour’s famous landmarks and allows passengers to disembark and reboard as they choose. Pass options range from 1 or 2 calendar days, to a single loop. The Rocket Sightseeing pass is designed for those short on time and includes a single loop of the Harbour from Circular Quay to Manly. Along the way enjoy a warm Captain Cook welcome and a fun, fascinating commentary where you can pick up hints on how to make the most of your time in Sydney that only the locals know. The circuit takes approximately 80 minutes and departs regularly throughout the day from Circular Quay between 9:30am and 3:00pm. Daily timetables can vary depending on what’s happening on the harbour city. Visit the timetable web page for the lastest information.

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  • Join the official Sydney Harbour Explorer for a single loop of the Harbour
  • Approx 1hr 20min cruise
  • Up to 6 departures daily from Circular Quay 9.30am –3.00pm
  • Valid on any single departure throughout the day
  • Along the way the vessel will stop briefly at Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Shark Island, Watsons Bay & Manly
  • Commentary 

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Departs  Circular Quay Wharf 6
Sat-Sun (Year Round) 05Dec20 - 31Mar22
Thu-Mon Winter School Holidays (26Jun-11Jul21)
Daily (School Holidays) Spring & Summer School Holidays (18Sep-03Oct21 & 18Dec21-21Jan22) 
  Check availability for additional departures

Ferry Timetable  View timetables, check your date for special events and changes to the normal cruise program

Car Parking Specials   Remember to check your date for NSW road closures 

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