Sydney Harbour Australia Day Cruises

This Australia Day, take your celebrations to Sydney Harbour. The much-loved national day traditions and celebrations are back in full flurry for yet another year. Choose from top Australia Day cruises on Sydney Harbour and get right in the mix of all the on-water festivities.

From an all-inclusive Australia Day lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour to fireworks dinner cruises and spectator experiences, you can choose an experience that suits you best.

On a daytime cruise, watch the exciting Australia Day events – both new and classic. From the fastest ever Ferrython and the high-flying Maritime Mayhem to the all-new Air Force Roulettes, the lineup for the day program looks packed!

Australia Day dinner cruises and evening spectator experiences are for those looking for a grand finale to their national day celebrations. Cruise past the Australia Day Live at the Opera House foreshore that features live music, stunning projections, on-water displays, flyovers and fireworks! 

All vessels are equipped with state-of-the-art dining amenities, licensed bars and restaurant-style seating. Book now for an unforgettable Australia Day experience on Sydney Harbour!


Harbour Events On Australia Day

11:45 AM - 12:05 PM 
Midday Salute
A tribute to Australia featuring a 21-gun salute, an RAAF aerial flypast and a soaring flag display by the Navy’s Seahawk Helicopter.

12:00 PM - 12:10 PM 
Air Force Roulettes (New)
The nation’s daredevil aviators take to the skies for a jaw-dropping show of aerial prowess, which includes incredible loops, rolls & high-G turns.

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM 
Australia Day Ferrython
An all-new Ferrython with a new and longer route, which will see the dressed-up ferries racing at speeds never seen before on Sydney Harbour.

12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
Maritime Mayhem
A tug-handling display akin to ‘monster truck show on water’ choreographed to a rocking soundtrack, jet-ski stunts and fun commentary.

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM 
Navy Helicopter Flag Display
Watch a Royal Australian Navy helicopter towing a giant Australian Flag across Sydney Harbour and its surrounds.

12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
Australia Day Harbour Parade
Fun afloat on Sydney Harbour as boats and crew vie for the ‘best-dressed’ prize and other ‘cheeky challenge’ prizes.

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Tall Ships Race
Watch a magnificent fleet of Tall Ships as they race by from Bradley’s Head to the finish line under Sydney Harbour Bridge.

01:30 PM - 
188th Australia Day Regatta
The oldest continuously-run annual sailing event featuring individual events for ocean racers, classic gaff-riggers, radio-controlled yachts and vintage skiffs.

Magistic Australia Day Cruise - (BYO Lunch)

Spectator experience on a luxury catamaran to watch the Ferrython, Maritime Mayhem, Air Force Roulettes, Harbour Parade & other Australia Day events.

Duration 3hr

From $110

Clearview Australia Day Fireworks Dinner Cruise With Drinks

Celebrate Australia Day with a fireworks cruise on the Clearview and enjoy a signature dining experience that begins on the Sky Deck.

Duration 4hr

From $219

Showboat Australia Day Fireworks & Light Parade Dinner Cruise

Sydney's most sought-after dinner cruise with show, combined with evening harbour events and grand fireworks show on Australia Day.

Duration 3hr

From $199

Magistic Australia Day Evening Fireworks Cruise - (BYO Dinner)

A special evening spectator cruise on Sydney’s favourite catamaran gives you the best views of the Australia Day fireworks and harbour events.

Duration 3hr

From $105

Australia Day Paddlewheel Lounge Fireworks & Light Parade Dinner Cruise

Official participant in the ‘Lit Vessels Parade’ on Sydney Harbour. Watch the Australia Day Live concert & fireworks shows. Dinner & drinks included.

Duration 3hr

From $150

Australia Day Art Decko Fireworks & Light Parade Dinner Cruise

Official participant in the ‘Lit Vessels Parade’ on Sydney Harbour. Watch the Australia Day Live concert & fireworks shows from the Art Decko level.

Duration 3hr

From $159

Australia Day Glass Boat Evening Fireworks Cruise With Drinks (Mezzanine Lounge)

Celebrate Australia Day on the Mezzanine Lounge of the Clearview glass boat. See Australia Day Live Events, Lit Vessels Parade, fireworks and more.

Duration 4hr

From $135

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