AusDay Shark Island Picnic

Inclusions

  • Return Shark Island cruise from Circular Quay
  • Entry to Shark Island
  • Bring your own picnic lunch
    - Food & beverage facilities are not available on the island
    - See More Info for details

Need to know

  • Australia Day Thursday 26 January 2017 - SOLD OUT
  • Adult $49, Child (4-15 years) $25
  • Places are strictly limited to meet Island capacity
  • Events are a guide & subject to change
  • Special Event conditions
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Timetable

Departs Commissioners Steps Circular Quay
Thursday 26 January 2017 Depart 9.00am, disembark Shark Island approx 9.30am
  Depart Shark Island 3.15pm, disembark Circular Quay approx 3.45pm

Download the sample Australia Day cruise timetable

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Shark Island is one of the best vantage points on the harbour for Australia Day events including the Ferrython, sailing regatta & Australia Day parade. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day on this fabulous Harbour Island in 26 January. More Info ... 

This cruise is fully booked. Visit the Australia Day page for available cruises

AUSTRALIA DAY 26 JANUARY 2017 - Shark Island Picnic

Shark Island is Sydney's very own picnic island located just off the exclusive eastern suburbs of Point Piper, Rose Bay and Vaucluse with 360° harbour views from the Opera House and Harbour Bridge to the west and the entrance of Sydney Harbour to the east.

Captain Cook Cruises, in conjunction with NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, will operate a special service from Circular Quay to Shark Island on Australia Day. Bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy the day on this fabulous Harbour Island. 

Key Points

  • BYO Picnic - food and beverage facilities are not available on the island (no BBQ facilities)
  • Places are strictly limited to meet the Island capacity 
  • Book early to avoid disappointment

Shark Island Facilities

  • Five picnic shelters with table and bench
  • One gazebo for up to 30 people (this cannot be booked - first come, first served basis)
  • Plenty of shady trees, grassy areas and a small beach area
  • Drinking water and toilets are available on the island
  • Food and beverage facilities are not available on the island – BYO picnic (no BBQ facilities)
  • Please ensure you bring suitable walking shoes, sunscreen, hat & water bottle
  • Please take your rubbish with you when you leave
  • Please supervise children at all times, particularly around rocky ledges and on uneven pathways
  • We encourage you to help preserve our environment by only bringing recyclable picnic containers and by leaving nothing on the island
  • Disposal facilities on the island are very limited - please take away everything you bring

NSW National Parks regulations

  • Smoking is prohibited within NSW National Parks
  • Please respect other groups and families whilst on Shark Island
  • Please drink responsibly
  • Amplified music prohibited within NSW National Parks without consent

IMPORTANT

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy

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