Sydney Showboat

3 WAYS TO BOOK & ENJOY AN Australia Day Lunch Cruise

Australia Day Lunch Cruise

  • 3hr 45min Sydney Harbour cruise (boarding time included)
  • Freshly prepared deluxe buffet
  • Close views of the Ferrython
  • Australia Day Regatta & RAAF Flyover
  • Royal Airforce Hornets Flyover
  • Royal Navy Search & Rescue display
  • Luxury boat with waiter service
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks for the cruise duration



Child (5 - 14 Yrs) $80 | Infant (<5 Yrs) $40


Australia Day Lunch Cruise Menu & Beverages

Beverages Included

Beers - choice of any of the beers from the list

Crown Lager

Pure Blonde

Coopers Premium Light

Wines and Sparkling

Hardy’s Brut Reserve (Sparkling Wine) - Vibrant bubbly texture and rich fruit flavours & toasty character

The Riddle Sauvignon Blanc - Vibrant tropical fruit flavours, passionfruit lift, green apple crunch, crisp & refreshing

The Riddle Shiraz Cabernet - Rich blackcurrant and raspberry fruit flavours with savoury notes & pepper spice

Soft Drinks and Juices - choice of any of the soft drinks or juices from the list

Fruit Juice (Orange & Apple)

Soft Drinks (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Solo, Ginger Ale, Lemonade)

* Beer, wines and soft drinks for the duration of the cruise are included

* Our wait staff will serve beverages of your choice to your table throughout the cruise

Showboat Wine List

Departure Location

King Street Wharf

Cruise Timing

Boards 10:15

Departs 10:45

Returns 14:00

*Smart dress code applies

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Dress Code

  • Suggested dress code: Australia Day colours of green and gold
  • We recommend comfortable shoes (no high heels)

Online Price



Child (5 - 14 Yrs) $80 | Infant (<5 Yrs) $40

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Celebrate Australia Day aboard Sydney Showboat

Ignite your patriotic fervour and celebrate Australia Day on 26 January with a 3.5-hour buffet lunch cruise aboard the Sydney Showboat. It’s a cruise that transports you to a world of yesteryear glitz and glamour, reliving the glory of authentic paddlewheelers that plied the Sydney Harbour hundreds of years ago.

Being a public holiday, Sydney Harbour goes into overdrive hosting some amazing events that include the popular Ferrython, the Tall Ships race, aerial displays and flyovers and spectacular Australia Day fireworks. So, join the rest of the community down at the harbour and celebrate the spirit of being a true Australian!

The Sydney Showboat has large wrap-around balconies and expansive outer decks that give you an unobstructed view 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.

* All of our special event cruises are usually in high demand and fully booked prior to cruise date. The seating arrangements on board 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