2023 Sydney NYE Fireworks Cruises On A Paddlewheeler

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Showboat NYE cruises offer splendid views of the fireworks, harbour events and iconic attractions.
A shimmering canvas of colours bursts in the night sky on New Year's Eve as seen from Sydney Showboat.
Departure Location King Street Wharf - 5
Boards 17:45
Departs 18:30
Returns 01:00
Full Price $1450
  • Spectacular 7hr NYE cabaret cruise on board Sydney’s famous paddlewheeler
  • Theatre-style interiors with stage, cathedral windows and wrap-around verandahs
  • Vessel positioned in exclusion zone for prime views of the NYE fireworks
  • ‘Voyage of Love’ cabaret by talented Showboat follies, DJ music and dancing
  • Restaurant-style dining with 5-course seated and served dinner and waiter service
  • Enjoy service of beers, wines and spirits for the duration of the cruise
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with your favourites on the Art Decko Level of the Showboat.
Treat your eyes to the dazzling shades of the fireworks on Sydney New Year’s Eve.
Departure Location King Street Wharf - 5
Boards 17:45
Departs 18:30
Returns 01:00
Price From $1100
Full Price $1250
  • 7hr NYE experience on the private Art Decko level of Sydney’s vintage paddlewheeler
  • Exclusive access to the outer deck to enjoy unrivalled views of the fireworks display
  • Best on-water vantage point with the least crowd - up to 48 guests
  • Vessel positioned in exclusion zone allocated by NSW Maritime for prime fireworks views
  • Deluxe 5-course seated & served dinner prepared freshly on board
  • Enjoy premium beer, wine & spirits throughout the duration of the cruise
  • Cabaret show not included in this package
Sydney New Year’s Eve Cruise is the ideal vantage point for the fireworks and the harbour events.
Breathtaking views of the fireworks and the iconic attractions aboard a Showboat NYE cruise.
Departure Location King Street Wharf - 5
Boards 17:45
Departs 18:30
Returns 01:00
Full Price $1100
  • 7hr NYE cruise at the Paddlewheel Lounge of the iconic Sydney Showboat
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows & wrap-around verandahs to see the harbour events
  • Exclusive ambience to ring in the New Year for 24 lucky guests
  • Vessel positioned in exclusion zone for prime views of NYE fireworks
  • Deluxe 5-course seated & served dinner prepared freshly on board
  • Enjoy service of beers, wines & spirits for the duration of the cruise

Celebrating NYE On Sydney Harbour With Showboat

All the fun and celebrations begin on Sydney Harbour as the city rings in the new year. Watch the magnificent fireworks as it bursts into a canvas of colours over the iconic Harbour Bridge. Enjoy the visual treat of the well-lit harbour attractions and the city skyline aboard the Sydney Showboat anchored in the exclusion zone.

Our Three Unique New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruises

The classy paddlewheeler, Sydney Showboat, offers a choice of three exceptional New Year’s Eve cruises on Sydney Harbour.

The Showboat NYE Fireworks cruise - The Main Deck celebrations on the Showboat features an action-packed itinerary offering you the perfect combination of dinner and entertainment. A feast for all the senses, the 1-hour cabaret show will keep you on the edge of your seat with electrifying music, thrilling choreography and mesmerising costumes. Enjoy the show, a multi-course dinner and the glorious night views of the harbour on this popular cruise.

The Showboat Art Decko NYE Fireworks cruise - The Art Decko level or the private deck is an upper deck on the Showboat, offering a more private celebration, along with access to a balcony. You will also be treated to surreal fireworks views from an upper deck position. The cabaret show is not included in this package.

The Paddlewheel New Year’s Eve Fireworks cruise - The paddlewheel lounge is the perfect venue for small groups to ring in the New Year in a private and crowd-free ambience.

Choose your favourite from these spectacular Sydney NYE cruises that offer you the best views of the iconic attractions like Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, splendid restaurant-quality dining and bottomless beverages and entertainment during the cruise.

The Sydney Showboat II Experience

Showboat New Year’s Eve dinner cruises have been sold out every year since 1999 for its exceptional value. The authentic paddlewheeler has redefined cruise experiences since 1987, when it first arrived on the harbour. This unique vessel, exudes a vintage charm that is the ideal ambience for a glitzy cabaret show performed by a talented Australian cast of songstresses and dancers.

Here’s Why You Can Book with Confidence

  • 7 million + happy guests since 1987
  • Office in close proximity to the departure location
  • Secure website for seamless payment process
  • Telephone & Email contact (10am-9pm)

*Mostly due to high demand, our special event cruises are fully booked prior to cruise date. Our Cruise directors plan on the seating arrangements on board our various cruises. Please advise us a week prior to the cruise date for any special requests to be seated next to friends or a particular group booked on the same cruise.

*Unlimited drinks during the cruise: Service begins from boarding and stops 15 minutes prior to docking at the wharf.


A wonderful way to see in the new year 19/20. Food and beverages top notch. Staff absolutely delightful. The only grievance was not being able to see the final bit of the fireworks owing to the taller boat ahead of us moving around and at the end totally blocked out the view. We were on a boat 5 years ago and this did not happen then. Otherwise, you give your passengers a fantastic overall new year's eve experience and couldn't be bettered we're sure.

Thank you for the wonderful cruise experience of NYE! Customers onboard all seem to have had a great night. Staff onboard were friendly, pleasant and danced with the customers. 10 out of 10!

We chose the cruise as it had been recommended. Except for the rain at the beginning of the evening we had a wonderful time. It was a fabulous experience and we also met international visitors. We would recommend this cruise to others. Thank you.

My family and I had a wonderful evening, the view of the fireworks and the surroundings was spectacular. The staff were extremely attentive and professional at all times. They took great care from the moment we boarded right up until the moment we left and always with a smile. We take this opportunity to thank you for making our NYE memorable.

The whole experience was excellent and we really enjoyed it, however the only thing we felt was lacking was a build up to the fireworks. It would have been really good to have someone on deck to inform the passengers of the impending fireworks to build a little bit more of an atmosphere. We felt that the fireworks just happened and noted that many people missed the beginning as had not realised the time. Other than that a great experience. Thank you!

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