Sydney to Hobart Shark Island Picnic

Inclusions

  • Return Shark Island cruise from Circular Quay
  • Entry to Shark Island
  • Great viewing for the start of the big race

Need to know

  • Boxing Day Monday 26 December 2016 - SOLD OUT
  • Adult $49, Child (4-15 years) $25
  • BYO picnic lunch 
  • Places are strictly limited to meet Island capacity
  • See More Info for full details
  • Special Event conditions apply 
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Timetable

Departs Commissioners Steps Circular Quay
Monday 26 December 2016 Depart 9.30am, disembark Shark Island approx. 10.00am
  Depart Shark Island 2.45pm, disembark Circular Quay approx. 3.15pm
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Shark Island is one of the best harbour vantage points for the start of the Sydney to Hobart Boxing Day Yacht Race. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day on this fabulous Harbour Island on 26 December. More Info ...

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BOXING DAY SHARK ISLAND PICNIC - Monday 26 December 2016

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 Boxing 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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