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Brand new for 2018, we saw 'Live at the Quay' feature a breathtaking maritime, musical and fireworks extravaganza. During the day enjoy all your family favourites including the ferrython, tall ships, sailing regattas and fly-overs. More Info ...

Australia Day Cruises
- 2019 details coming soon ...


See our full range of Australia Day Cruises including :-

Australia Day Lunch Cruises

Australia Day Sky Deck Lunch
Australia Day is one of the feature events on the Sydney Harbour calendar. The Sky Deck Lunch includes 4 course premium menu with premium wines, beers & house spirits. Download flyer

Australia Day Club Deck Lunch 
Basking under blue skies on Sydney Harbour is an absolutely magnificent way to spend Australia Day. The Club Deck Australia Day Lunch features a hot & cold buffet lunch, beer, wine & soft drinks. Download flyer

Australia Day Show Lunch 
Enjoy a fabulous Aussie buffet feast on the main deck of MV Sydney 2000. Show Deck Lunch includes a buffet lunch, house wine, beer & soft drinks. Download flyer

Australia Day Evening Cruises 

Australia Day Sky Deck Dinner 
Australia Day is one of the feature events on the Sydney Harbour calendar. Spending the evening on Sydney Harbour is a fantastic way to end the day. Enjoy a 4-course premium dinner with premium drinks package on the Sky Deck of flagship MV Sydney 2000. Download flyer

Australia Day Club Dinner
Spending the evening on Sydney Harbour is a fantastic way celebrate Australia Day. Enjoy a 3-course premium dinner and drinks package on the Club Deck of flagship MV Sydney 2000. Download flyer

Australia Day Show Deck Dinner
Australia Day is one of the feature events on the Sydney Harbour calendar, and what better way to end the day than cruising Sydney Harbour! Enjoy a 3-course premium dinner and a glass of bubbly on the Show Deck of flagship MV Sydney 2000. Download flyer

Australia Day Parade & Fireworks
Cruise aboard 29-metre catamaran Nancy Wake, an official participating vessel in the "Live at the Quay" Working Vessels Parade. Marvel at an amazing fleet of heritage and working boats before the fireworks finale. Download Flyer

Australia Day Family Fun Cruises

Australia Day Ferrython, Tall Ships & Parade Cruise
Fun for the whole family with all your favourite Australia Day events including the Tall Ships, Australia Day Parade and Ferrython - cheer on the ferries as they race around the harbour and battle it out for line honours under the Harbour Bridge.  Download flyer

Australia Day Island Picnic Ferries 

Australia Day Shark Island Picnic Cruise
Shark Island is one of the best vantage points on the harbour for Australia Day events including the Ferrython, & parade. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day on this fabulous Harbour Island. Download flyer

Australia Day 9.00am Fort Denison Picnic & Mini Tour
Fort Denison is the island in the middle of Sydney Harbour, and a great vantage point for harbour events. On Australia Day visitors will have the opportunity to experience a special mini-tour of the Island's Martello Tower and access to the fully operational tide guage room and Fort Denison Museum. Download flyer

Australia Day 9.30am Fort Denison Picnic & Mini Tour
Visit Fort Denison on Australia Day 26 January and experience a special mini-tour of the Martello Tower and access the fully operational tide guage room and museum. A great opportunity for locals and visitors alike. Download flyer

Regular Cruises

A special timetable operates on Australia Day 26 January. Download a sample Australia Day timetable or click on the links below to check availability


2018 Sample Program - times and events subject to change

10.45am - 11.30am Ferrython
Dressed and decorated to the nines, Sydney's beloved ferries line up for annual Ferrython dash to the finish line under the Harbour Bridge. Location: Circular Quay to Shark Island to Harbour Bridge
11.30am - 12:15pm 21 Gun Salute to Australia
In a grand ceremonial display of respect, the Salute to Australia will see the Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force combine their efforts to pay tribute to our magnificent country. The 21 Gun Salute will be received by the Governor of NSW on HMAS Canberra, and synchronised groups of choirs at key vantage points around the inner harbour will lead the crowds in singing the national anthem. Location: Between Opera House & Harbour Bridge, and various other locations
11.50am - 2.00pm In the Sky - Red Berets, Qantas & Hornets
See the team showcase their fast and agile skills. The sky will be alive with 3 Hornet F18s and a Qantas A380 fly over the Harbour Bridge, culminating in a Red Berets Australian Army parachute display over Farm Cove. Location: Over Sydney Harbour
12.05pm - 12.15pm Tug & Yacht Ballet
A fleet of yachts, powerful tug boats, jet skis and ferries treat spectators to a unique display, maneuvering in unison in an amazing show. Location: Eastern Sydney Harbour
12.45pm - 2.00pm Australia Day Harbour Parade - Best Dressed Vessel Competition
With so much going on, Australia Day is all about doing whatever floats your boat. If that happens to be enjoying boats, then the Harbour Parade is for you. All set to make waves, the event will celebrate some of Sydney’s most iconic vessels parading around the harbour in a dazzling display of national spirit. Vessels of all shapes and sizes are welcome to join the flotilla, decked out in their Australia Day finery. Location: Sydney Harbour 
1.00pm - 1.45pm Tall Ships Race
Watch Sydney's fleet of historic vessels as they battle it out for the Tall Ships trophy. Location: Bradley's Head to Harbour Bridge
1.30pm - 5.00pm 182nd Australia Day Regatta
The world's oldest annual sailing regatta has been held since 1837. See 100 vessels race around Sydney Harbour in events for all classes of yachts and 18 foot skiffs. Location: Eastern Harbour
6.30pm - 9.30pm Australia Day 'Live at the Quay' Extravaganza & Fireworks
Enjoy the breathtaking maritime, musical and dance extravaganza plus a dazzling fireworks display in the very first 'Live at the Quay' event. Location: Circular Quay

The Rocks & Darling Harbour 
Both The Rocks and Darling Harbour will have non-stop entertainment throughout the day on open air stages. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the best home-grown & overseas talent perform free as Sydney once again shows Australia how to party. 


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Select cruise and date below

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5.00pm Dinner Cruise 26Jan From $89pp

For info & bookings visit the Sunset Dinner cruise page

7.30pm Dinner Cruises 26Jan From $129pp

For info & bookings visit the Dinner cruise pages

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