Australia Day

AUSTRALIA DAY - Saturday 26 January 2019

Sydney Harbour takes centre stage for an amazing array of events on Australia Day, 26 January 2019.  The action is non-stop during the day with the iconic Ferrython, Salute to Australia 21-gun salute, RAAF fly past, helicopter flag display, Red Beret parachutes, Boat Ballet, Australia Day Parade, Tall Ships Race & Australia Day Regatta. 

In the evening, `Australia Day Live’ features a maritime extravaganza including Parade, Boat Ballet, an exciting on-water show and spectacular finale with jet skis, flyboards and a breathtaking lighting and fireworks display.  Be part of the show onboard official participating vessels or follow all the action from your cruise ship. Download flyer 

AusDay Sky Deck Dinner & Fireworks

  • Official Australia Day Live participarting vessel
  • Cruise inside the exclusion zone for the spectacular finale, water-show and fireworks
  • 4-hr cruise aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000 from 6.30pm
  • First-class Sky Deck individual table seating
  • 4 course premium menu
  • House spirits, superior wines, beers & soft drinks
  • Menu
$269.00

AusDay Club Deck Dinner & Fireworks

  • Official Australia Day Live participarting vessel
  • Cruise inside the exclusion zone for the spectacular finale, water-show and fireworks
  • 4-hr cruise aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000 from 6.30pm
  • Popular Club Deck individual table seating
  • 3-course premium menu
  • Superior wines, beers & soft drinks
  • Menu
From $179

AusDay Show Deck Dinner & Fireworks

  • Official Australia Day Live participarting vessel
  • Cruise inside the exclusion zone for the spectacular finale, water-show and fireworks
  • 4-hr cruise aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000 from 6.30pm
  • Individual table seating on the expansive Show Deck
  • 3-course premium menu
  • Welcome glass of bubbly 
  • Menu
$179.00

AusDay Sky Deck Lunch

  • 4+ hr cruise aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000 from 10.00am
  • First class Sky Deck individual table seating 
  • 4-course premium menu
  • House spirits, superior wines, beers & soft drinks
  • Menu
$229.00

AusDay Club Deck Lunch

  • 4+ hr cruise aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000 from 10.00am
  • Individual table seating on Club Deck
  • Our special seafood buffet plus a full range of non-seafood & vegetarian dishes, dessert and coffee 
  • Superior wines, beers & soft drinks
  • Menu
$199.00

AusDay Show Deck Lunch

  • 4+ hr cruise aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000 from 10.00am
  • Individual table seating on the expansive Show Deck
  • Special Australia Day buffet
  • Standard bar package of house wines, beer & soft drinks
  • Menu
$149.00

AusDay Ferrython, Tall Ships & Parade Cruise

  • 4.5hr cruise from 10.00am aboard premium sightseeing fleet
  • See your favourite Australia Day events from the water including Ferrython, Parade and Tall Ship Race
  • Main harbour sights
  • BYO picnic (no alcohol or eskies). Sausage sizzle available for purchase onboard
$79.00

AusDay Parade & Fireworks

  • Official Australia Day Live parcipating vessel
  • 3.5hr cruise aboard premium ferry fleet from 6.30pm
  • Cruise inside the exclusion zone for the Australia Day Live Heritage & Working Boats Parade 
  • See the spectacular finale & fireworks
  • BYO picnic  - No drinks - licensed onboard bar
  • Indoor and outdoor ferry seating
From $69

AusDay Boat Ballet 10.45am

  • Official Australia Day Tug & Yacht Ballet Vessels
  • 2hr cruise aboard the little red Tubby Fleet manoeuvring at speed in the Ballet
  • Limited to just 25 guests per vessel
  • See iconic Australia Day events from the water including Ferrython, F18 fly past & more
  • Main harbour sights
  • BYO snacks & drinks
$49.00

AusDay Boat Ballet & Fireworks 7.15pm

  • Official Australia Live participating vessels
  • 2+ hr cruise aboard the little red Tubby Fleet, manoeuvring at speed in the Tug & Yacht Ballet
  • Limited to just 25 guests per vessel
  • See the spectacular finale & fireworks
  • BYO snacks & drinks
  • Main harbour sights
$49.00

AusDay Shark Island Picnic

  • Return special event ferry between Shark Island and Circular Quay
  • Entry to Shark Island
  • 9.45am - 3.00pm
  • Bring your own picnic lunch (no BBQ facilities)
  • See More Info below for island facilities & more
$45.00

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Scheduled Cruises Price from Sat Jan 26
5.00pm Dinner Cruise $99.00 For info & bookings visit the Sunset Dinner cruise page
7.30pm Dinner Cruises $135.00 For info & bookings visit the Dinner cruise pages

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100 % approval from 18 responses

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11 months ago
5/5

Great position , good food and attentive and helpful service

Review for Australia Day Sky Deck Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Service: I was on the Christmas Day lunch cruise and the Australia Day Lunch Cruise - both on Sydney 2000. The serving staff were excellent, warm, friendly and bordering on brilliant.
When we queued up to board on Australia Day some three or four staff checked our tickets and directed us to the relevant queue for each deck. Our tickets were checked some 5 times before we got on the ship.
For Christmas lunch one woman had carriage of dealing with everybody and organising the queues. She did not have a hope, and the result was messy.
You have banners and a board out for the White Bay Cruise trip. Would it be so difficult to have a board out with a diagram of "what deck in which queue - where?".
Maybe even a banner with "Club Deck queue here" and another "Sky Deck queue here".
Product: Good food and excellent staff

Review for Australia Day Sky Deck Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Service: Will recommend Did everything well
Product: A very pleasant cruise Only annoyance is the persistence of this survey

Review for Australia Day Sky Deck Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Again, Captain Cook Cruises hosted yet another memorable Australia Day lunch cruise. We enjoyed the day immensely thanks to the great service, excellent food/beverage and expert commentary of events on the harbour.

Review for Australia Day Club Deck Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: My Wife and I had the best experience ever on Sydney harbour for Australia day.
The food and service was magnificent.
The Sydney 2000 vessel was always in the right position at the right time and the food and drinks package was excellent too. Yum.
This is the only boat to be on when Australia day comes around.
5 stars from me Captain Cook Cruises and all the staff on The Sydney 2000 vessel.
Congratulations. ♥
Product: The food and drinks package was excellent.

Review for Australia Day Sky Deck Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Well planned, good food, welcoming staff

Review for Australia Day Club Deck Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful Australia Day luncheon cruise. Food was amazing & wait staff exceptional. Great way to spend the day & be part of the days Harbour festivities.
Product: Food was delicious. Atmosphere great.

Review for Australia Day Sky Deck Lunch

12 months ago
4/5

Service: Easy to book. Booking staff efficient and friendly. Onboard staff fairly attentive although not always there due to the number of guests they had to attend but very good overall.
Product: Lovely could not have asked for more

Review for Australia Day Show Deck Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Punctuality, friendly service, ample food, good views from the boat, good route taken to see what was happening on the day.
Product: Everything went smoothly and food was excellent.

Review for Australia Day Club Deck Lunch

12 months ago
4/5

Service: The food and service were great and being able to watch the celebrations from the window was really good.
Product: The buffet lunch was of excellent quality.

Review for Australia Day Club Deck Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Boarding was a breeze, quick and efficient, queue moved along. The service provided by our wait staff was friendly and professional. The quality of food great and the atmosphere warm and welcoming. Wonderful way to spend Australia Day on the harbour.
Product: Little bit pricey but included food and alcohol so it's to be expected.

Review for Australia Day Sky Deck Lunch

12 months ago
4/5

Service: In general, the service was good. One very minor criticism; this was a morning/afternoon harbor cruise with spirits, wine beer included. We wanted a ****** mary. Apparently, that was not considered a spirit. This may have been a language/cultural difference...in the U.S. ****** marys would always be available on this type of cruise.
Product: All expectations were exceeded.

Review for Australia Day Sky Deck Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff were excellent. The food fresh. The chef mingled with the crowd and shared his jokes what a treat. Perhaps some lighter music would have improved the atmosphere - but this is minor as was all good
Product: The cruise was all inclusive, if we missed anything that was us not the cruise organiser

Review for Australia Day Club Deck Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Exceeded my expectations, food & staff fabulous yes I would cruise with a Captain Cook Cruises again & yes I would recommend them. Commentary was a bonus & as the staff were so professional it showed in such a positive way & created a fantastic atmosphere.
Product: Fabulous food & fabulous staff

Review for Australia Day Club Deck Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: We had a great day out on the harbour for Australia Day 2018. The boat (Sydney 2000) had everything we needed and the food was great. We also got to see all the action first hand as the ship was maneuvered into the best viewing spots throughout the cruise. The staff were very friendly and helpful too.
Product: It's a bit pricey but well worth avoiding the crowds on land!

Review for Australia Day Club Deck Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Australia Day cruise was very busy. All staff were helpful and this helped the day run smoothly. Seemed we were on the harbour all day.

Review for Australia Day Club Deck Lunch

12 months ago
4/5

The service wasn't great. Had to be reminded twice that we hadn't received our meal. The girls serving were very polite and accommodating though so it wasn't too much of a problem. The only main complaint we had was that the coffee was dreadful. No one at our table would drink it. We asked if cappuccino's were available and our server organised one for us. It was very good. I understand you can't make cappuccino for everyone so a decent quality brewed coffee would be good. I remember it was terrible last year too. Must say the quality and taste of all the meals presented was very good though.

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