From $215.00 per person

Specials subject to limited availability


23 May - 14 Jun 2025

  • 6-course degustation dining
  • Optional Gold selection of Penfold’s private bin and vintage wines
  • Gold Personalised Service
  • Live music nightly

Exquisite Gold Dining with Paired Wines

The quintessential Vivid Sydney gourmet food and wine experience on Sydney Harbour. For that truly special occasion or corporate entertaining, our Gold Penfolds Dinner is an unforgettable waterfront restaurant experience where every detail matters. Leave inspired, sated and breathless as you and your guests are treated to not only the view, but a swathe of plate matched Penfolds wines including the classic St Henri Shiraz.

Penfolds collection of benchmark wines are compelling for collectors and drinkers the world over. Since 1844, Penfolds has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking in the constant and endless pursuit of quality. They exude both celebration and excitement.

All options feature

  • The full canvas of Vivid Lights from the water
  • Six Course Degustation Dining including our famous Seared Scallops and Beef Tenderloin
  • Live music nightly
  • Up to 3 hours of relaxed cruising onboard our air-conditioned super-cruiser Sydney 2000 with expansive windows throughout the vessel offering million-dollar views
  • Gold personalised service
  • A photographer’s and Instagrammer’s dream with spacious outdoor open leisure decks to capture Sydney’s iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge by night
  • 7.00pm - 10.00pm Darling Harbour King St Wharf No.1
  • Drone show (selected nights) subject to weather conditions. If the drone show is cancelled the cruise will continue to operate for Vivid Light viewing only.

Gold Penfolds Dinner

Includes premium beverages:

  • An outstanding Gold beverage selection
  • Penfolds' private bin and vintage wines to complement each course including the St Henri Shiraz
  • House spirits, liqueurs, beers and soft drinks

$289.00 per person including premium beverages

Gold Dinner

Beverages not included but available for purchase onboard:-

  • A comprehensive range of Sydney inspired cocktails, Champagne, Sparkling, Red and White Wines
  • Spirits including a selection of Gins, Whisky & Bourbon, Vodka, Brandy,
  • Top shelf liqueurs
  • Soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea

$215.00 per person

Gold Penfolds Dinner & Wine Menu (PDF)

Gold Dinner - No Drinks Menu (PDF) | Beverage List

Celebration Desserts & Cakes (PDF)

Special Menus and Dietary Requests: As this is a specialty menu we regret there are no special diet variations available. If a guest in your party is vegetarian or gluten free, we can offer an entrée, main-course and dessert from our Starlight Dinner menu, however discounts do not apply. View our menus for full details.

    Prices Vivid 23 May - 14 June 2025

    Gold Penfolds Dinner
    Gold Dinner (no drinks)

    Optional Extras

    Guaranteed Window Seating

    Expansive windows throughout our vessels offer superb viewing no matter where you are seated. For those who wish to guarantee window seating, surcharges apply. Please note surcharges apply to all guests on the same table/booking.

    Guaranteed Window Seating$19 per person

    All prices are per person. Specials subject to change.

    Vivid 23 May - 14 June 2025

    Depart From Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1
    Wed-Sun & Mon 9Jun25Depart 7:00pm
    Disembark 10:00pm

    Available 48 hours prior to departure

      Groups of 10 or more guests

      10% off - including already discounted public online prices
      Valid on the Gold Dinner, Starlight Dinner, Sunset Dinner cruises in our public restaurant decks, excluding selected special events.
      Book online and only pay 30% deposit
      with the balance due 7-days prior to cruise date
      More Info - How to Book & Pay for a Group Online
      Private Rooms
      Book a private room with your own private cocktail deck. Private rooms are suitable for 2 to 60 guests. Private decks are available for larger groups. Prices are based on bespoke food and drink menus. Contact our Events Team.

      Save on City Parking

      Wilson Parking

      Captain Cook Cruises' guests receive special rates at selected parking stations when you pre-book your car park online with Wilson Parking.

      Remember to check with local authorities for special event road closures.

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      • Frequently Asked Questions
      • Dress Code: Smart Casual
      • Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult
      • Wheelchair access - The entrance level deck on Sydney 2000 (Ocean Deck), Captain Cook 3 (Main Deck) and The Jackson (Main Deck) are wheelchair accessible with wheelchair accessible bathroom. Starship Sydney and Starship Aqua are not suitable for wheelchairs. Please refer to the Accessibility Policy for further details and wharf access.
      • Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy
      • Our Fleet
      • Terms & Conditions
      • Credit card fraud - At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online

      Map & Directions

      Wharf Check-in Offices

      Please ensure you check which of these locations your cruise departs from, this information can be found on your booking documentation.

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