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Paddlewheel Lounge NYE Fireworks Cruise

  • 7-hour luxury fireworks cruise (boarding time included)
  • Reserved tables* with waiter service
  • 5-course deluxe dinner menu
  • Australian reds, whites & sparkling
  • Premium views of fireworks
  • Party music, DJ & dancing
  • Children under 7 years not allowed

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Paddlewheel NYE Cruise Program

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Boarding commences and first course is served

Cruise departs and meal service commences

Family fireworks display

Meal service concludes

Happy New Year!

Fruit and cheese platters are served

Cruise returns to King Street Wharf

  • Showboat Welcome


    Welcome Aboard

    Glamorous Australian Showgirls welcome you on board the Sydney Showboat and show you to your reserved table.

    Entrée is served.

  • Showboat Dinner Cruise


    Cruise Departs

    Embark on your Sydney New Years Eve experience as the Showboat sets sail on a Sydney Harbour cruise. Enjoy the Fire Tug water display from the outer decks or through the cathedral windows.

    Second Course is served.

  • Harbour Festivals


    Harbour Festivities

    Showboat enters exclusion zone affording premium views of all harbour activities including air displays, pylon projections and the Sydney Harbour Bridge Effect.

  • NYE Firework Display


    Family Fireworks Display

    Head to the spacious outer decks to see the family fireworks display that is an exciting harbinger of the spectacle that is to enfold at midnight.

    Main Course is served.

  • Meal service concludes


    Meal Service Concludes

    Dessert is served to the table, concluding the meal service just in time for the show.

  • Sydney NYE Fireworks cruise


    Happy New Year

    As the show concludes, head to the decks to enjoy the beauty of the Harbour of Light Parade. . Then comes the showstopper… the Sydney’s midnight fireworks, ushering in the New Year!

  • Fruit Cheese Platters


    Fruit & Cheese Platters

    After taking in the brilliance of the NYE fireworks, head back inside to enjoy the fruit & cheese platters served to your table. DJ and party music continues.

  • Showboat Cruise


    Cruise Returns

    As the Sydney New Year festivities come to a spectacular end, the cruise returns to King Street Wharf. Farewell from cast and crew.

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Paddlewheel NYE Menu & Beverages

NYE Premium Beverage Package

Crown Lager, Pure Blonde, 150 Lashes & Coopers Light Chandon Vintage 2011 Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc Brokenwood Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay Yalumba The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon Fruit Juices and Soft Drinks Mineral Water – Sparkling and Still

We strictly adhere to NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol Legislation
* This menu may be subject to some changes without notice.

Departure Location

King Street Wharf 5

Cruise Timing

Boards 17:45

Departs 18:30

Returns 01:00

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NYE Paddlewheel Fireworks Cruise Experience

The Paddlewheel Lounge is located on the mezzanine level of Sydney Showboat II. This unique deck space accommodates up to 32 guests and has access to the main deck and the outer viewing decks. Unfortunately, you will not be able to see the Showboat show ‘Voyage of Love’ from this deck/seating area.

The Showboat NYE Paddlewheel cruise is a value-for-money NYE cruise that treats you to all the exciting Sydney Harbour New Years Eve events, restaurant-quality dining at shared reserved tables with DJ and dancing that sets the tone for a great party atmosphere perfect to usher in the New Year!

The spacious outer decks and wrap-around verandas of the Showboat are the perfect vantage point to enjoy the all the Sydney Harbour NYE activities including the Sydney Harbour Bridge Effect, the Harbour of Lights Parade, the family fireworks and the world-renowned midnight fireworks that erupt into the night sky heralding the dawn of the New Year.

Sydney Showboats is also part of the Harbour of Lights Parade for NYE 2018 parade. Watch and enjoy the cascade of vessels trimmed with orange rope light as they cruise down the harbour from the decks of the Showboat.

This luxury Paddlewheel Cruise treats you to a brilliant Sydney New Years Eve experience. Be there to enjoy an experience-of-a lifetime!

DRESS CODE: Recommended dress code for the New Year’s Cruise is semi-formal. Men are recommended to wear collared shirts and jackets. Women are encouraged to dress up and wear a dress or other formal attire. Strictly no shorts, singlets, thongs, beach wear, sneakers, tennis shoes or other casual attire is permitted. You may be refused entry and no refund will be provided.

* 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