Sydney Showboat Australia Day Lunch Cruise with Drinks

Showboat Australia Day cruise offers amazing views of the harbour icons from the outer decks.
Departure Location King Street Wharf - 5
Boards 10:00
Departs 10:30
Returns 14:00
Price From $162
Full Price $188
  • 4-hr Australia Day harbour cruise
  • Restaurant style quality lunch
  • Great views of the Harbour events
  • Spacious Outer Deck
  • Wrap-Around Verandahs
  • Reserved tables & restaurant style seating
  • Wine, sparkling & soft drinks for the duration of cruise


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.

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

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.

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

Fantastic celebrating Australia Day on the showboat with my family.

Sydney Showboat Australia Day Lunch Cruise

Take centre stage on what will be the biggest national day celebration in the Southern Hemisphere – Australia Day!

Sydney Harbour invites Aussies from every corner of the country to experience some of the most iconic national day events including the Ferrython Race, Tall Ship Parade & aerial displays of supersonic jets! Escape the buzzing crowds and enjoy front-row seats to these vibrant events on the famous Sydney Showboat.

Immerse yourself with high spirits, treat your eyes ’n ears to a sequence of exhilarating events and beat the holiday hustle and bustle with a world-class lunch in this 4-hour Australia Day Cruise. Enjoy a free flow of wines, sparkling and soft drinks throughout your cruise!

The Sydney Showboat with its multiple wrap-around verandahs and massive cathedral windows offers you the ultimate opportunity to catch all the action away from the madding crowd. Be there with your cameras.

So, come down to the harbour and join us to celebrate the true spirit of being an Australian on one of the best Australia Day cruises in 2024!

All our special event cruises are in high demand, and are usually sold out weeks before, so book your seats now while you still can!

Harbour Events on Australia Day

Australia Day Ferrython

10:45am - 11:20am

Sydney’s first fleet of ferries (all dressed-up) race from Shark Island to the finish line under the Harbour Bridge.
Salute to Australia and fast jet flyover

11:30am - 12:05pm

Ceremony that includes a fast jet flyover, 21-Gun Salute and Tribute by a Navy Flagship.
Navy Helicopter Flag Display

11:30am - 01:30 pm

Watch a Royal Australian Navy helicopter towing a giant Australian Flag across Sydney Harbour and its surrounds.
Maritime Mayhem

12:15pm - 12:30pm

A tug-handling display akin to ‘monster truck show on water’ choreographed to a rocking soundtrack, jet-ski stunts and fun commentary.
Australia Day Harbour Parade

12:45pm - 02:00pm

Fun afloat on Sydney Harbour as boats and crew vie for the ‘best-dressed’ prize and other ‘cheeky challenge’ prizes.
Tall Ships Race

01:00pm - 01:30pm

Watch a magnificent fleet of Tall Ships as they race by from Bradley’s Head to the finish line under the Harbour Bridge.

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