Australia Day Paddlewheel Lounge Fireworks & Light Parade Dinner Cruise

4.5 based on all time ratings

Book your seats at the Paddlewheel Lounge of Sydney Showboat for a fitting finale to your Australia Day celebrations. Being an official participant in the Lit Vessels Parade, the Showboat will be decorated with LED rope light and will enjoy access to an exclusive viewing zone for the Australia Day Live.

Watch this land and water concert come to life with a flotilla of yachts, jet skis, Opera House projections and fireworks displays. You can enjoy a deluxe 3-course dinner paired with a selection of drinks served to your table.

So, don’t miss out on this unique spectator experience – reserve your seats today and celebrate Australia Day in style!

Please Note: The ‘Voyage of Love’ cabaret show is not included in this package.

  • Departure
  • Cruise Inclusions
  • Cruise Menu
  • Cruise Route & Attractions
  • Additional Info

Departure Details

Departure Location King Street Wharf - 5

  • Boards 18:30

  • Departs 19:00

  • Returns 22:00

Cruise Inclusions

  • 3hr Australia Day special fireworks cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Official participant in the ‘Lit Vessels Parade’ with access to exclusive viewing zone
  • See Australia Day Live concert – flotilla of yachts, jet skis & light projections
  • Watch the Australia Day choreographed fireworks displays
  • 3-course seated and served dinner prepared by chefs on board
  • Beers, wines and soft drinks during the cruise
  • Reserved shared tables at the Paddlewheel Lounge of Sydney Showboat
  • THE ‘VOYAGE OF LOVE’ CABARET SHOW IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE

Cruise Menu

Beverage Package

HOUSE BEVERAGE PACKAGE
Beverage service for the duration of the cruise.

BEER
Crown Lager
James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale
Coopers Premium Light

WINES & SPARKLING
The Riddle Brut Reserve
Angas Sparkling Moscato
The Riddle Sauvignon Blanc
The Riddle Shiraz Cabernet

MINERAL WATER
San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water

SOFT DRINKS & JUICES
Fruit Juices - Orange & Apple
Soft Drinks - Coke, Coke No Sugar, Ginger Ale, Lemonade

*Indicative beverage list only. Items may be subject to change
*Australian Cruise Group strictly adheres to NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol guidelines. This is not an unlimited beverage package. We request our guests to drink responsibly, enjoy alcoholic beverages in moderation and consistent with the concept of the cruise. You will be refused service by our crew on board at their absolute discretion if you do not comply with any reasonable request consistent with the NSW liquor license regulations and our house policy

Cruise Route & Attractions

  • Barangaroo
    • Cruise past this spectacular 22-hectare waterfront precinct, which was previously a disused container terminal on the edge of Sydney’s CBD
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    • Cruise under this magnificent bridge also nicknamed ‘The Coat Hanger’ because of its arched design
  • Sydney Opera House
    • Come face-to-face with this distinctive masterpiece of 20th century architecture that is synonymous with modern-day Sydney
  • Fort Denison
    • Cruise around this heritage island fort, an ancient military Martello Tower, which once upon a time housed prisoners
  • Lady Macquarie’s Chair
    • Specially commissioned for Governor Macquarie’s wife, this chair was carved out of a sandstone rock ledge by convicts in 1810
  • Luna Park
    • See the welcoming ‘moon face’ of this rare surviving amusement park featuring fantasy architecture in the Art Deco style of the 1930s
cruise-route

Additional Information

(All communication with the company must be made in writing to help@australiancruisegroup.com.au)

Please see our full terms of service on this link: https://www.australiancruisegroup.com.au/terms-conditions The terms and services supersede all other information provided, either on a website or by any of our staff members.

  • All odd number bookings (1, 3, 5, 7, 9 etc.. ) will be seated at shared tables, subject to the cruise director’s discretion. 
  • All bookings for 1 guest will be seated at shared tables of 2.
  • All guests/passengers must carefully check the booking confirmation and invoice and ensure that date of cruise, number of guests and all cruise inclusions and prices are correct. 
  • Requests for dietary (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free), substitutions and modifications of menus will be politely declined.
  • Please refer to our cancellation and transfer policy on the above link. Please note policies vary between regular lunch, dinner and sightseeing cruises and special event cruises (NYE, Australia Day, Valentine’s Day, VIVID Sydney, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and any other special event cruise). 
  • All requests for cancellations, amendments, transfer/change of date must be submitted in writing (WE DO NOT PROCESS THESE REQUESTS OVER THE PHONE). Please allow up to 14 days for your refund to be processed. 
  • We recommend all guests to arrive at the wharf at least 15 minutes prior to boarding time as shown on your confirmation ticket. No refund or credit will be issued for passengers that do not board the cruise on time (no show)
  • Our fleet does not offer wheelchair accessibility. Whilst our vessels are not wheelchair friendly, our crew will be happy to assist passengers with limited mobility in boarding the vessel both on the gangway and using the stairs, with your or a carer’s consent, where possible. We do not accept any risk or liability in relation to our staff providing assistance with boarding. Guests must make their own informed decision in choosing to access the vessel with assistance of the crew at the boarding point. Amenities on some of our boats are located on lower levels accessible by stairs only. We do not recommend our cruises to guests with mobility restrictions which prevent them from using stairs. We do not have facilities to store motorised wheelchairs or heavy/non-collapsible mobility devices, either onboard or on the wharf. If you contact our staff either by phone or email, our staffs’ comments are only to assist you in making your own informed decision on whether the vessel is suitable for the guest’s mobility requirements. Staff comments must not be misinterpreted that the vessels are wheelchair friendly. In the event that a guest is unable to access the vessel due to their mobility limitations, a refund will only be provided for the guest and 1 carer.
  • Cruise program, menu and beverage inclusions, and schedule are subject to change without notice. 
  • Beverage service for the duration of the cruise: Service begins from boarding (a selection of wines, sparkling and soft drinks) and stops 15 minutes prior to the end of cruise.
  • Sydney Harbour has very strict marine pollution (MARPOL) regulations. YOU OR YOUR GUESTS MUST NOT THROW ANY OBJECT INTO THE HARBOUR WHILST ON BOARD (Including cigarette butts, glassware & bottles). You will be liable to all fines imposed by the regulatory authority on behalf of you or your group. You are only allowed to smoke within designated smoking areas on board. As part of our privacy policy, if requested by authorities we are forced to disclose your details to regulators. Please refrain yourself and your group members from breaching these regulations at all times. We appreciate your cooperation.
  • We strictly adhere to NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol Guidelines and house policies are strictly enforced. Failure to comply may lead to the removal of the group from the vessel.
  • We do not offer split bills onboard. 
  • Seating requests must be made in writing 7 days prior to cruise but are not guaranteed. 
  • The Company reserves the right to transfer your booking to the next available cruise and re-issue you with a new e-ticket/confirmation. If you wish to not proceed with the scheduled new cruise, please forward the new e-ticket to the email above. 
  • Guests are not allowed to bring infants or children onboard without a valid ticket. 
  • There are no baby-changing facilities on board
  • We do not offer highchairs due to safety reasons. 
  • It is the obligation of the guests to ensure children below 14 are always accompanied by an adult or seated at the table. The company will not be responsible for any accidents due to non-compliance to this strict guideline. It is also important to ensure children do not disturb any other passengers

Please see the special terms and conditions relevant to your event.
 
  • Many special event cruises fall on a public holiday. The higher ticket prices are reflective of the higher wage costs associated with double time payments made to staff on public holidays.
  • If your special event cruise includes a Harbour event (fireworks display, Australia Day celebration etc.) organised by the government or any regulatory authority:
    • that is cancelled for any reason, no refund will be offered, either partial or in full. 
    • The location of the vessel, in most instances, are pre-determined by the government/Harbour authorities. Location may also be affected by various factors beyond our control (harbour traffic, weather, wind, etc.) No refund will be offered, either partial or in full due to vessel location.

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  • Adult Price

    from $150

  • Child (4–13 years)

    from $125

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