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Fri, 26 Jan 2024

  • Ferrython, Tall Ships Race, Harbour Parade and more
  • BYO friends, family and picnic and join the fun
  • Up to 4 hours of relaxed cruising
  • Cruise aboard premium sightseeing vessels

An Iconic Summer Tradition

Australia Day on Sydney Harbour is a must! It's an iconic tradition full of colour, laughter and everything that makes Australia special. BYO picnic and join all the fun as we cheer on the ferries and tall ships as they race for line honours and be part of the colourful Harbour Parade. Spacious exterior and interior seatings with massive viewing windows makes this cruise the perfect way to celebrate on the water with a fully licensed onboard bar.


Australia Day Program

10.45am-11:20am Ferrython
11:30am-12:05pm Salute to Australia and fast jet flyover
11:30am-1.30pm Navy Helicopter Flag Display
12:15pm-12:30pm Maritime Mayhem
12:45pm-2:00pm Harbour Parade
1:00pm-1:30pm Tall Ships Race
1:30pm-186th Australia Day Regatta
Program subject to change

Ferrython 2023 - Sydney’s iconic ferries will be colourfully dressed in honour of their namesakes – May Gibbs, Catherine Hamlin, Victor Chang and Pemulwuy. Cheer on your favourite ferry from your spectator boat as the ferries race from Fort Denison, around Shark Island and back to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Tall Ships Race 2023 - Historic vessels Coral Trekker, Soren Larsen or Southern Swan set sails and battle for line honours

Harbour Parade 2023 - Boats and crews battle for best dressed or cheeky prizes such as the Going Overboard Award and the Budgie Smuggler Award.


  • Catch all the excitement of the Ferrython, Tall Ships Race, Harbour Parade and more
  • BYO picnic (no lunch provided)
  • Over 4 hours of relaxed cruising
  • Cruise aboard premium vessels
  • 10.15am - 2.15pm King St Wharf 2

Please note

  • Beverages available for purchase onboard
  • Strictly no large eskies and no BYO alcohol
  • There is no assigned seating on this cruise

Thursday 26 January 2023

Darling Harbour King St Wharf 2 Depart 10:15am
Disembark Approx 2:15pm

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