Sydney Showboat
Australia Day
Lunch Cruise

Celebrate the spirit of Australia
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Australia Day Lunch Cruise

  • 3-hour 45min Australia Day Lunch cruise (incl. boarding)
  • Experience Australia Day celebrations up close (Ferrythorn, RAAF flyover, Navy Search & Rescue display to name a few)
  • Deluxe buffet menu, freshly prepared onboard
  • Beverages for the duration of the cruise
  • Restaurant style boat with full waiter service
Online Price $165
Retail Price: $165
CHILDREN (5-14 Yrs)
INFANT (<5 Yrs)
Departure Location King Street Wharf
Boards 10:15
Departs 10:45
Returns 14:00

Australia Day Lunch Cruise Reviews

  • 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.

  • I could not speak highly enough of every aspect of this cruise. I bought it for my family and we all had an amazing day. The food and service were excellent, boarding could not have been easier and more efficient and allowing my grand children the chance to join the captain was tremendous. Furthermore, your efficiency and co operation when I requested a refund for some family members who were unable to attend was awesome. Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful experience for us!

  • The fact that wine was included was truly exceptional. all the staff were great, the food was very good and the cruise was thoroughly enjoyable. My son and I plan to make it a yearly event.

  • Great boat plenty of room and food , nice friendly staff.

  • My friends and I enjoyed a truly fabulous and memorable day on Australia Day on the Showboat. Everything was so well organised, we couldn't fault it - the boarding, the service, the food and drink - all excellent! Well done! The only thing we would change for next time - as we are a group of seniors - is to ask for a table on the lower deck. We were on the 3rd deck and although we were very happy up there a couple of our friends struggled with the stairs.


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 3.5-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.

*Odd number bookings (e.g.1, 3, 5, 7 guests) may be subject to shared tables.

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