Sydney Showboat
Australia Day
Lunch Cruise
With Drinks

Celebrate the spirit of Australia

Cruise Inclusions

  • Buffet lunch, freshly prepared on board
  • Lunch cruise on a fully air-conditioned vessel
  • A selection of beers, wines and soft drinks for the duration
  • Reserved tables & restaurant style seating
  • Great views of the Australia Day harbour events
Price From $155
CHILDREN (2-13 Yrs)
Departure Location King Street Wharf - 5
Boards 10:15
Departs 10:45
Returns 14:00

Australia Day Lunch Cruise Reviews

  • We were very happy with the food and service. We were on the Australia Day cruise during the day and were a bit disappointed that there wasn't any announcements when scheduled events were happening. We suggest that you either make announcements or place a copy of the programmed events on each table so that everyone is aware of what is happening on the harbour and what time/s. Thank you.

  • It was wonderful. A great way to spend Australia Day. We had a great table, fabulous,great service and food was lovely. Great value. We shall be back next year for sure.

  • Visiting Sydney on Australia Day & wanted to go out on the Harbour to experience on the water with all the flotilla. It was a wonderful day & will certainly do it again when next visiting. The food was delicious & the staff extremely friendly & wonderful. Will highly recommend it to family & friends.

  • Fantastic celebrating Australia Day on the showboat with my family.

  • Thank you for a wonderful experience and a great Australian day. Regards Inta

  • My friends & I have thoroughly enjoyed this cruise for the past 2 Australia Days. We couldn’t fault anything. We just love The Showboat , the team are so friendly courteous and helpful and it is definitely value for money. Well done Australian Cruise Group.

  • This is my third time on this boat, and I will definitely be back again. Thank you.

  • The Cruise was chosen for our group of 11 as when booked on P&O Cruise from Brisbane we thought (as most of passengers) that we would be on the harbour. When found out we would be at Whites Bay Wharf we looked for something else. We had 6 intellectually disabled adults and they thoroughly enjoyed the day. Looking at doing same next year. Tank you for a wonderful day.


Sydney Showboat Australia Day Lunch Cruise

Experience unobstructed views of the events of the harbour including the Ferrython, Tall Ships race, aerial displays and flyovers, from the vessel’s expansive outer decks. The Sydney Showboat has large wrap-around balconies and expansive outer decks that give you unobstructed views of the harbour that is bustling with events that inspire national pride on Australia Day. Watch four Sydney ferries battle it out in the bright and colourful Ferrython as they race from Fort Denison to the Harbour Bridge.

You can also treat your eyes to the Australia Day Sailing Regatta as it cascades down the glistening harbour waters. Yachts, boats, cranes, tall ships, barges, ferries and tour boats participate in the parade all dressed up and decorated in national colours and flags – and up for grabs is the title of ‘Best Dressed Vessel’.

At noon, the Armed Forces pay their tribute to the Federation with a 21 Gun Salute that is followed by synchronised choirs singing the national anthem. Later, the Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force regale Sydney with a ceremonial display that commemorates the making of a great nation.

Indulge in a freshly prepared buffet lunch alongside a selection of beer, wine and soft drinks for the cruise duration. So, join the rest of the community down at the harbour and celebrate the spirit of being a true Australian! Ignite your patriotic spirit on 26 January with a 3.45-hour Australia Day buffet lunch cruise aboard the Sydney Showboat. Get transported to a world of yesteryear glamour, reliving the glory of authentic paddlewheelers that cruised the Sydney Harbour hundreds of years ago. This Australia Day, join us down at the harbour and celebrate the spirit of being an Australian!

*All of our special event cruises are usually in high demand and fully booked prior to cruise date. The seating arrangements onboard various cruises are planned by our Cruise Directors well in advance. If you have any special requests to be seated next to a particular group/friends booked on the same cruise, please advise us 7 days prior to cruise date.

*Beverage service for the duration of the cruise: Service begins from boarding (a selection of beer, wine & soft drinks) and stops 15 minutes prior to the end of cruise.

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