Australia Day Showboat Lunch Cruise
Australia Day is an amazing day to experience down at Sydney Harbour, even more so when you enjoy it from the wrap-around verandas of an authentic paddlewheeler! Experience the thrill of the 2018 Ferrython race, the RAAF flyover, Navy search and rescue and other events throughout the cruise. The Showboat Australia Day package includes a 3-hour lunch cruise with a deluxe buffet.
Sydney Showboats are large paddlewheelers with wrap-around verandahs on each level and a large top deck for viewing the Australia Day celebrations. This unique, purpose-built vessel is pillarless and has large cathedral windows to enjoy the festivities while you enjoy the deluxe buffet lunch in the air-conditioned dining saloon.
Do appreciate that Australia Day is one of the busiest days on the harbour and we will make every endeavour to be in a good location for you to enjoy some of the spectacular events of the day.HARBOUR EVENTS ON AUSTRALIA DAY
(We don't chase the ferries)
See Sydney's beloved first fleet green and gold ferries (dressed and decorated) race from Shark Island to the finish line under the Harbour Bridge
12:00pm: SALUTE TO AUSTRALIA
21-Gun Salute to pay tribute to Australia
12:05pm: TUG AND YACHT BALLET
A display of a fleet of 10 yachts and 10 powerful tug boats moving in unison to a musical score
12:30pm: RAAF FLYOVER
Red Berets and Russian Roolettes Flyover
1:00pm: TALL SHIPS PARADE
See Sydney's Tall Ships as they race to the finish under the Harbour Bridge*Events based on the Australia Day 2016 harbour events